WARSAW: Focus Features will manage worldwide rights to Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska’s English-language debut Silent Twins, starring Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrance. This British/Polish coproduction involving Poland’s Madants wrapped shooting in April 2020.

WARSAW: Netflix has announced the production of three new Polish original series and premieres of three Polish films in 2022.

WARSAW: Producers of the British reality show I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! are in negotiations to secure a Polish castle for shooting international versions of the hit reality show, according to British media reports.

WARSAW: The Polish Government has announced that cinemas in the Mazowieckie and Lubuskie regions will be closed again on 15 March 2021, along with theatres, hotels and restaurants. The same restrictions were introduced in the Pomeranian region on 13 March 2021.

WARSAW: Paweł Maślona, director of the award-winning Panic Attack, is in development with a film about the Polish war hero Tadeusz Kościuszko, under the working title Scarborn.

WARSAW: The Indian/Polish thriller directed Vikash Verma has entered the post production stage. While servicing Indian productions shooting in Poland as well as across central and eastern Europe has become an important part of the production services industry this is the first coproduction between the two countries. The film will be released in Polish in Poland and in Hindi in India.

WARSAW: The New Horizons IFF will launch New Horizons VOD in Poland on 26 February 2021 at nowehoryzonty.pl/vod. The platform is aimed at fans of film festivals and films awarded at European and world events.

WARSAW: Digital companies operating in Poland paid 1.986 m EUR / 8.92 m PLN in the first six months since the new VOD levy was introduced in 2020.

WARSAW: Krzysztof Kowalewski, Polish film, television and radio actor, died on 6 February 2021 at the age of 83. A star of over 120 Polish film and TV series, he was awarded with the Order of Polonia Restituta, the Grand Prize Splendor (Wielki Splendor), and the medal for Merit to Culture Gloria Artis.

WARSAW: Cinemas in Poland will be allowed to operate from 12 February 2021 on a two-week conditional basis, with a limit of 50% capacity. Major cinema chain Helios has already decided not to open under these conditions, Multikino and Cinema City are waiting to decide on a course of action.

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