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 Hagai Levi for Israeli television. The series was previously adapted by HBO United States (www.hbo.com) as In Treatment, starring Gabriel Byrne.
The shooting of Weekend by director Áron Mátyássy (winner of the main prize of the Hungarian Film Week with his first feature Utolsó idők / Last Times), is postponed until next year due to financial problems.
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, his brother, a policeman, a guy returning from Italy and a local beauty.
Vlado Škafar's first feature film Dad is one of the seven films picked from more than 200 entries for this year's International Film Critics' Week (www.sicvenezia.it) held as part of the Venice Film Festival 2010. Škafar is one of the founders of Slovenian Cinémathèque and was its programme department director from 1994 to 1999. He has previously made full length-documentary films including Letter to a Child (2008) and Peterka: Year of Decision (2003).
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 Philip O Ceallaigh (now living in Bucharest) and is based on a short story of his. The script was revised by Anca Damian.
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 in Berlin.
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.
Hungarian actor Ervin Nagy (Chameleon) will play the main role in Robert Pejó's new feature, Paw (Mancs). According to producer László Kántor, Nagy was chosen over Jean Reno and Christopher Lambert who were also seen for the role.
Turkey's first 3-D movie, Cehennem (Hell), finished filming in June 2010. It was shot with digital HD technology.
Mexican cinematographer Antonio Riestra, Oscar nominiee for best cinematography for Amores Perros (2000), will shoot Lidice, a big-budget Czech war movie directed by Petr Nikolaev and starring Karel Roden.