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DISCOP East breaks attendance records in 2008

Paris/Los Angeles, 3 July – Leading Central and Eastern European content market DISCOP EAST, which took place from 18-20 June at the Sofitel Atrium Hotel in Budapest, today reported a hugely successful event with attendees and exhibiting companies significantly up on previous years, it was announced today by Patrick Jucaud,…
06-07-2008

Czech Distribution Success: Beauty in Trouble in the USA

Prague, 27 June 2008 – Jan Hřebejek’s and Petr Jarchovský’s movie BEAUTY IN TROUBLE (KRÁSKA V NESNÁZÍCH) went into distribution in the USA on Tuesday, June 13th, when it premiered at Angelika Film Center in New York’s SoHo district. Thanks to good reviews and targeted promotion, the film became the…
01-07-2008

Taskovski Films presents two films in competition at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Taskovski Films (www.taskovskifilms.com) proudly presents two documentaries in competition at the 43rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Helena Trestikova’s new documentary Rene will be premiered in the section Documentary Films in Competition and Robert Lakatos' directorial feature film debut Bahrtalo! competes in the East of the West section. With raw…
01-07-2008

Central European Media Enterprises Completes Purchase of 30% Minority Interest in Studio 1+1 in Ukra

License Reissued to Reflect the New Ownership Structure HAMILTON, Bermuda, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Central EuropeanMedia Enterprises Ltd. ("CME") (Nasdaq/Prague Stock Exchange: CETV) todayannounced that on June 30, 2008 it completed the purchase of 30% minorityinterest in the Studio 1+1 group. CME has increased its ownership of Studio1+1 to 90%…
01-07-2008

Filmbox Poland introduces commercial for SPI movie channel

FILMBOX POLAND IINTRODUCES COMMERCIAL FOR ONE OF THE SPI MOVIE CHANNELS FILMBOX Polska is currently finalizing a contract with ATMEdia Sp zoo to introduce commercials onto the channels. The channel will be included in the AtMedia fall offer. The planned date of introducing advertising is October 2008, only on FILMBOX.…
28-06-2008

Lithuanian film's LOSS triumph in Shanghai International film festival

We are pleased to inform that Lithuanian film LOSS (original title NEREIKALINGI ZMONES) has got 2 awards in the prestigious 11th Shanghai International Film Festival (one of 12 A class festivals in the world). On June 22nd, 2008 international jury headed by director Wong Kar Wai ("Ashes of time redux",…
27-06-2008

Potential of central and east European TV now being fulfilled

Eastern Europe Delivers on its Promise Potential of central and eastern European television now being fulfilled New research from Informa Telecoms & Media has found that the long-held potential of central and eastern European TV markets is now being realized with significant revenue growth. Eastern European TV (12th edition) has…
23-06-2008

ERA New Horizons short film competition

Press releases 27 March 08POLISH SHORT FILM Competition powrót do listy nowsza The Association of Polish Filmmakers and the NEW HORIZONS Association announce the new POLISH SHORT FILM Competition, to be held at the 8th International Film Festival ERA NEW HORIZONS in Wrocław from the 17th to the 27th July,…
20-06-2008

ERA New Horizons programme announced

NEW HORIZONS International Competition - the most important part of the festival, which also raises the most emotions, will include 16 premieres of bold and original films selected from among hundreds of works presented at film festivals all over the world. The NEW HORIZONS Competition is an excellent chance to…
20-06-2008

ERA New Horizons film festival opens with Four Night With Anna

The Polish film Four Nights with Anna, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, will open the 8. ERA NEW HORIZONS International Film Festival, held in Wrocław between 17 th and 27 th July 2008. The screening in Wrocław will be the Polish premiere of this film, presented this year at Cannes Film…
20-06-2008

Scripts for 3rd edition of ScripTeast programme are now being accepted.

Until the end of June it is possible to submit the scripts to SCREAPTEAST which is addressed to the scripwriters from Central and Eastern Europe. Scripteast is a training program which does not teach how to write a script but enables working on the ready projects, focuses on developing them,…
19-06-2008

DISCOPRO panelists announced

Paris, June 9, 2008 For immediate release TOP PARTICIPANTS AND PANELISTS ANNOUNCED FOR DISCOPRO Conference Dedicated to Focus on Co-Production Opportunities with Thematic Channels in Eastern and Central Europe As a prelude to DISCOP EAST 08, the second edition of the DISCOPRO networking and training program, set to take place…
16-06-2008

DISCOP set for record attendance in 2008

DISCOP EAST SET FOR RECORD ATTENDANCE AND EXTENDED EXHIBITION SPACE IN 2008 Paris/Los Angeles, 28 February - Leading central and Eastern European content market DISCOP EAST, has registered more than 1100 participants to date - an increase of 22% on this time last year, it was announced today by Patrick…
16-06-2008

DISCOPRO network and training program June 17

DISCOPRO TO FOCUS ON CO-PRODUCTION OPPORTUNITIES WITH CEE THEMATIC TV CHANNELS Los Angeles/Paris 2 May -- As a prelude to DISCOP EAST 08, the second edition of the DISCOPRO networking and training program will take place on Tuesday 17 June in Budapest. This year's DISCOPRO will focus on "low-cost" co-production…
16-06-2008

Hungary

The Hungarian state film financing body, MMKA (www.mmka.hu) has given refundable grants to the following feature film projects in May, 2008:Project Production Company Director Amount (forint)Papírkutyák/Paper Dogs Európa 2000 Kft. Bence Gyöngyössy 20MKaméleon/Chameleon Megafilm Kft. Krisztina Goda 20MKolorádó Kid/Colorado Kid Cameofilm Kft. András B. Vágvölgyi 20MValami Amerika 2./A Kind of…
11-06-2008

Screen Digest report on IPTV in Europe

Price squeeze looms as telcos compete for pay-TV customers To download a full release with map please go to http://www.greenfieldscommunications.co.uk/releases/08/080609_SDigest_IPTV.pdf London 9th June 2008. IPTV is increasingly being offered free by telcos across Europe to encourage people to choose their broadband services. According to the latest research from media analysts…
10-06-2008

UPI/EFA prize for Time is Running Out

TIME IS RUNNING OUT wins Prix UIP Cracow The European Film Academy (EFA), United International Pictures (UIP) and the Krakow Film Festival congratulate the winner of the Prix UIP Cracow 2008 TIME IS RUNNING OUT by Marc Reisbig UK, 7 min, animation TIME IS RUNNING OUT tells the story of…
09-06-2008

HungariCom Films in Cannes

HungariCom presents new films at the Cannes Marche du Film.
14-05-2008

CME 1Q earnings announcement (April 23)

CENTRAL EUROPEAN MEDIA ENTERPRISES ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER 2008 EARNINGS RELEASE AND TELECONFERENCE Hamilton, Bermuda - April 23, 2008 - Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. ("CME") (Nasdaq/Prague Stock Exchange: CETV) announced today that it will release its first quarter 2008 financial results before U.S. market hours on Wednesday, April 30, 2008.…
25-04-2008

COPROD CORNER: Seeking general co-production (March 14, 2008)

The Hungarian scriptwriter, director and leader of Studio Editor 95, Zoltan Hevér, is looking for co-production partners for making and distributing an exceptionally exciting adventure film set in Europe in the first part of the 20th Century.The story portrays the life of a real person. The plot is mainly set…
14-03-2008