Kajinek movie postponed over producer-director dispute

A big-budget film about convicted murderer Jiří Kajínek has been postponed after producer Petr Jákl canceled a contract with Ivan Fíla, who wrote the script and was also set to…
18-12-2007

Czech filmgoers reach 11 million this year

Attendance at Czech cinemas rose by 1.5 million in the first 10 months of 2007 to 11 million people who spent 1.054 billion crowns (€40 million), according to the Czech…
17-12-2007

Vaclav is last Czech film premiere of 2007

The last Czech film premiere of 2007 is Václav, based on the true story of an autistic village man who lives with his mother but gets into trouble and then…
10-12-2007

Shooting under way for Children of the Night

Shooting is under way in Prague until mid-December for a new Czech film, Children of the Night, by director Michaela Pavlátová. The film is based on a script by young…
04-12-2007

Three Czech docs are seeing unprecedented popularity

Three Czech documentaries have become especially popular with domestic audiences after winning a string of international awards.
29-11-2007

Two men convicted of stealing Bathory film

Two men operating in the Czech film industry have been convicted of stealing a copy of the big-budget Juraj Jakubisko film Bathory while it was being edited earlier this year.
28-11-2007

New legal code brings 425 million crowns to Czech film

Czech film production will get a huge financial boost in the next three years thanks to legislation signed by Czech President Václav Klaus.
27-11-2007

Volny TV extends coverage to 500,000 households

Czech telco Volny, whose formal name is Telekom Austria Czech Republic a.s., has extended coverage of its IPTV service via more than half a million telephone lines in the Czech…
22-11-2007

Last EAVE session of 2007 draws 150 professionals to Prague

About 150 professionals from the European film industry are in Prague this week to participate in the year's last session of the European training program EAVE.
21-11-2007

RWE to invest 25 million crowns in Czech films in 2008

German-based RWE Group, which owns gas company RWE Transgas in the Czech Republic, plans to continue its support for new Czech films in 2008 by spending more than 25 million…
20-11-2007

Barrandov Studios boasts largest film stage in Europe

Barrandov Studios now can lay claim to the largest film stage in Europe, with the opening this month of a complex of three new soundproof film stages. Construction began this…
20-11-2007

Shooting under way on new Filip Renc film

Shooting is under way on a new Filip Renč film, a portrayal of a troubled soldier called Guard Nr. 47, just as the director is winding up postproduction of a…
19-11-2007

Cheap or giveaway DVDs support Czech film market

Czech film distributors and publishers have a new and growing source of revenue: cheap DVDs placed in newspapers, tabloids and life-style magazines.
19-11-2007

Sony Pictures buys rights to Czech King of England film in US

One of the largest U.S. film distributors, Sony Pictures, has picked up rights for the Czech film I Served the King of England by director Jiří Menzel.
18-11-2007

Czech cinemas headed for record year

Czech cinemas and Czech distributors expect record cinema attendance this year after more than 10 million people visited Czech cinemas through October - already a 1.4 million increase from 2006.
07-11-2007

CME reports 3Q revenues rise 55 percent

Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. reports net revenues for the third quarter were up 55% over the same period last yearto $174.8 million (€120.5 million), paced by strong performances in…
05-11-2007

Seville Film Festival to screen 17 Czech productions

Czech cinema is the focus at the Seville Film Festival this week with no less than 17 Czech films to be featured in seven programme sections. Three sections will be…
04-11-2007

Jihlava awards Sergey Lotnitza for his film Artel

Documentary director Sergey Lotnitza won the best Central and East European documentary award for his film Artel at the 11th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival which closed Sunday.
28-10-2007

Jihlava doc festival offering films online

Films to be screened at the 11th International Festival of Documentary Films which opens today (Oct. 23) in Jihlava will be presented online for the first time via the Internet…
22-10-2007

Prague loses another big-ticket Hollywood production

In another blow to the fortunes of the Czech Republic's film industry, production of fhe latest sequel of the Chronicles of Narnia franchise (www.narnia.com), The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,…
15-10-2007