PRAGUE: Two major international productions are at the start of filming in Prague, with season three of the TV series Borgia beginning on 27 May 2013, and the US film Child 44 scheduled to begin filming on 10 June.

PRAGUE: Eight films representing five continents will compete in each the two main international competitions of films for children and youth at the 53rd Zlin IFF running 27 May – 1 June 2013.

The former Kentauros Studios, located 20 km from central Bucharest, will be relaunched as Solar Studios in a joint venture between Solar Entertainment Group and Romanian real estate developer Dragos Savulescu, who recently acquired the property.

CEE exhibitor Cinema City saw a 14.1 percent rise in revenues, to 71.3 m EUR, and 6.3 percent rise in ticket sales (9.1 m) in Q1 2013 over Q1 2012 results, due to an increase in the number of cinemas and screens.

CANNES: The Riga Film Fund announced six international productions which will receive 313.547 Latvian lats (446,139 EUR) in cash rebates.

Danish producer Mikael Rieks is on his second stint with Nordisk Films.

BRATISLAVA: Slovak producer Mira Fornay is in the vanguard of a new generation of fearless female Slovak director/producers tackling gritty subjects with unsentimental honesty that male colleagues might envy.


TREBON: The 4th edition of Anifilm, which concludes on 8 May 2013, firmly established the festival’s presence amid a reviving animation industry in Central Europe.

TREBON: Czech TV has signed a cooperation memorandum with Radio and Television Slovakia on television coproductions. 

TREBON: Animation could be the key to launching regional TV series coproductions, TV station executives told a packed room of producers and animators at the first Visegrad Animation Forum, taking place during the 4th edition of Anifilm running through 8 May 2013.