Production: Constantin Popescu feature debut in post-production

Constantin Popescu (Tales from the Golden Age) is in post-production with his first feature, Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man, one of the very few Romanian films about…
02-06-2009

New Bulgarian NFC director

Alexander Donev was elected as the new executive director of the Bulgarian National Film Centre on May 27 by a committee of 11 members.
01-06-2009

Romanian-French co-production agreement

Romania signed a new co-production agreement with France at Cannes film festival, replacing a previous agreement dating back to 1966.
01-06-2009

Production: Medal of Honor in post-production

Peter Călin Netzer (Maria) is in post-production with his second feature, Medal of Honor, the story of a 75 man who receives out of the blue a medal for his…
01-06-2009

Production: Radu Gabrea in production with The Red Gloves

Romanian director Radu Gabrea continues his screen adaptations of Romanian born Saxon writer Eginald Schlattner's novels, this time with The Red Gloves (Mănuşile roşii).
01-06-2009

Hungarian box office up, attendance down

Attendance at Hungarian cinemas went into its seond year of decline, dropping 7.3% to 10,352,494, while box office increased 2.1% to €35 million, and the number of the screenings increased…
01-06-2009

Slovak admissions see dramatic increase

Slovak cinemas attracted 1,022,890 viewers in the first quarter of 2009, a 44% rise in admissions comparing to the first quarter in the year 2008.
31-05-2009

Rising box office trend for Estonian film

Over the past half decade, the share of Estonian films at domestic box office has grown nearly fivefold from 47,000 ticekts sold in 2004 to 223,000 tickets sold in 2007.
31-05-2009

TV2 agrees to digital switchover

Antenna Hungaria Group (www.ahrt.hu) and commercial TV channel TV2 owner MTM-SBS Television (www.tv2.hu) signed a contract concerning digital terrestrial transmission the two companies announced in a common statement on May…
31-05-2009

UPC Romania launches Da Vinci Learning channel

The educational TV channel Da Vinci Learning is now part of the digital offer of the Romanian cable operator UPC.
31-05-2009

Lottery to fund Hungarian culture

Hungary's cultural tax will be dissolved on January 1, 2010, and the budget of the National Cultural Fund of Hungary (www.nka.hu) will be covered by 90% of the national lottery's…
28-05-2009

Fee reduction petition fails

The Hungarian Board of the National Radio and Television Commission (ORTT, www.ortt.hu) rejected a final petition from the two leading Hungarian commercial TV channels seeking a reduction in their annual…
28-05-2009

Production: Andrei Zincă preps Puzzle for a Blind Man

Romanian director Andrei Zincă is in preparation to film Puzzle for a Blind Man, an adaptation of Argentinian playwright Mario Diament's Blind Date for Castel Film Studios.
28-05-2009

Decreasing Hungarian ad market

The Hungarian ad market could see a 20% decrease in 2009.
28-05-2009

Production: Jodorowsky in Lynch-Kantor co-production

Cult-director Alejandro Jodorowsky (known for his 1970 midnight movie El Topo) is in pre-production to direct the American-French-Hungarian co-production King Shot, co-producer Laszlo Kantor told FNE.
28-05-2009

Bathory locks up Cannes sales

The Czech/Slovak box office hit Bathory signed sales agreements with Germany and Hong Kong during the Cannes film market.
27-05-2009

Kerekes lines up co-producers at EFP event

Slovak director and producer Peter Kerekes found co-producers for his film on cosmonauts while participating in European Film Promotion's Producers On the Move at Cannes.
27-05-2009

ATM Grupa expands on Polish market

TV production company ATM Grupa has bought 100% of Baltmedia, one of the most successful Polish producing companies.
27-05-2009

RTL Klub CEO claims media title

For the second year in a row Dirk Gerkens, CEO of the commercial TV channel RTL Klub (www.rtlklub.hu), has been named the most influential person in the Hungarian media by…
27-05-2009

Disney rebrands CEE channels

The Walt Disney Company will re-brand its Jetix channels in Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Bulgaria as Disney Channel, increasing the channel's distribution to 12 million households in the…
27-05-2009