Telesport declares bankruptcy

The Court of Bucharest accepted the request of Telesport Intermedia SRL (www.telesport.ro) to become insolvent on August 2, 2010, and moving the TV company into bankruptcy.
06-08-2010

SPI International signs deal with Romtelecom

SPI International signed a deal with Romtelecom, the largest telecommunications company in Romania, last week.
03-08-2010

PRODUCTION: In Treatment / În derivă series shooting

HBO Central Europe is shooting its first European series in Romania, from April until the end of August 2010. In Treatment is an adaptation of BeTipul, a series made by…
02-08-2010

PRODUCTION: Las Fierbinti shooting

Dragoş Buliga is in production with Las Fierbinţi, a rural comedy focusing on the machinations around the local elections in a Romanian village, involving the mayor, his deputy, a bartender,…
29-07-2010

New channels hit Romanian market

Two new music channels, Mooz Hits and Mooz Ro, have received licences from the National Audiovisual Council of Romania (www.cna.ro) and will start airing at the end of September 2010.
27-07-2010

PRODUCTION: A Very Unsettled Summer in development

A Very Unsettled Summer, a Romanian/Swedish coproduction and the second feature of Romanian director Anca Damian (Crossing Dates), is currently in development. The script is written by the Irish writer…
21-07-2010

PRODUCTION: The Phantom Father in post-production

Lucian Georgescu will finish the post-production of his first feature, The Phantom Father, in September. The editing is completed, and the German composer Johannes Malfatti has worked on the music…
20-07-2010

PRODUCTION: Something Good From Life in postproduction

Romanian filmmaker Dan Piţa's Something Good from Life, his third film produced by Andrei Boncea and MediaPro Pictures (www.mediapropictures.com), is in post-production until December 2010.
18-07-2010

mk2 picks up Outbound

French company mk2 (www.mk2.com) will handle the international sales of the first feature made by the young Romanian director Bogdan George Apetri. Outbound (Periferic) will have its world premiere in…
15-07-2010

If I Want to Whistle racks up more sales

Berlinale Silver Bear winner If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle has been sold to the United Kingdom, France and the United States. Director Florin Şerban's first feature was released…
12-07-2010

Romanian admissions soar

Romanian admissions are up 59% in the first half of 2010, compared with 2009, with a total of 3,239,129 tickets, up from 2,034,291 in 2009. Profits for the same period…
11-07-2010

Adrian Sârbu sells SC Pro TV SA shares to CME

Adrian Sârbu, president and CEO of Central European Media Enterprises (CME, www.cetv-net.com), has notified the National Audiovisual Centre of Romania (www.cna.ro) that he sold his last 5% of shares at…
07-07-2010

PRODUCTION: Puzzle for a Blind Man in pre-production

Romanian director Andrei Zincă is in pre-production with Puzzle for a Blind Man, an adaptation of Argentinian playwright Mario Diament's Blind Date.
05-07-2010

Romanian TV chooses new director

Alexandru Lăzescu, a former journalist, has been selected as the new president/general manager of Romania's public television. Parliament also approved the new Administrative Council of the public television, the Romanian…
30-06-2010

Pro Video to launch Movie Bank

Home video distribution company Pro Video (www.provideo.ro) will launch Movie Bank (www.bancadefilme.ro), providing new films on DVD and Blu-Ray, as well as Video Licence for Public Distribution (LVDP).
16-06-2010

Romanian Filmmakers Protest Change of Cinema Law

CLUJ: Romanian filmmakers have signed a document protesting against changes to the 2005 Cinema law that they say will be a step back for the Romanian cinema industry.The document, Proclamation…
08-06-2010

FNE at TIFF: More films, vistors at 9th Romanian film fest

The 9th edition of TIFF (www.tiff.ro) wrapped in Cluj-Napoca on June 6 with 40 more films than last year, despite a shorter budget. Under fest director Tudor Giurgiu, the festival…
07-06-2010

PRODUCTION: Răzvan Rădulescu debuts with First Of All, Felicia

Răzvan Rădulescu makes his feature film directing debut with First Of All, Felicia (Felicia, înainte de toate), co-directed by Dutch director Melissa de Raaf.
07-06-2010

FNE at TIFF: Groundbreaking Edition for the Romanian Film Festival

CLUJ: The 9th edition of TIFF (www.tiff.ro) in Cluj-Napoca from 28 May-6 June screened 240 films from 47 countries - 40 more films than last year, despite budget cuts. There…
07-06-2010

Romanian ad market falls

With a value of 339 million euro, the 2009 Romanian ad market dropped to below the level of 2006. Initiative Romania estimates that the ad market will continue to drop…
02-06-2010