Bathory begins promotional campaign push

Slovak director Juraj Jakubisko's latest film, historical thriller Bathory, has launched its international pr campaign prior to its premiere at the Karlovy Vary film festival on July 5.

Film Studio Gatteo lands Czech-Finnish co-production Normal

Cannes 2006 "Producer on the Move" Karla Stojakova has been scouting German co-production partners for Normal, a Czech-Finnish co-production directed by rising young Czech director Julius Sevcik.

AniFest opens May 7

The seventh edition of Anifest, the Czech festival of animated films, runs May 7-13 in Trebon with 633 films representing 59 countries.

G.I. Joe crash injures 7 in Prague

A multi-vehicle collision on the set of G.I. Joe in central Prague has injured seven people.

Telefonica 02 CR 1Q net rises 5.4 percent

Telefonica 02 Czech Republic a.s. ( reported first-quarter net profit rose 5.4% year-on-year to 2.4 billion crowns (€327 million) on revenues of 15.4 billion crowns, a rise of 1.5%. The…

Czech Film Center briefs on new films

The Czech Film Center will hold its annual presentation of upcoming feature and animated projects at the 21st annual Finále Plzeň festival of Czech films. A total of 70 Czech…

Seven films leave Finale competition

Leading Czech domestic film festival Finále opened its doors Monday in Plzen but unexpectedly, seven of 19 films scheduled for competition have pulled out. Some were pulled because producers fear…

Nicholas Roeg at Karlovy Vary

This year's Karlovy Vary Film Festival will pay tribute to top British filmmaker Nicholas Roeg, who will be on hand during the festival July 4-12 to personally present five of…

Barrandov channel prepares for summer launch

The new digital Czech channel TV Barrandov, which plans to launch this summer, has signed a deal with UK- and Australian-based distributor Southern Star International for a package of 21…

Czech Z1 gets digital license

The Czech digital TV news channel Z1 has obtained a compensatory broadcasting licence from the state Council for Radio and TV Broadcasting (RRTV), according to a council official quoted by…

Banned Estonian film Magnus wins Febiofest award

The banned Estonian film Magnus by director Kadri Kõusaar captured the top award at the Czech film festival Febiofest which wound up last weekend. The director won €5,000, and another…

Barrandov gets piece of Bond 22 action

Barrandov Studios was unable to land production of the latest James Bond film, but some of the sets for Bond 22 have been built in Prague. The film's producers placed…

Oscar-winning director at Barrandov

Director Stefan Ruzowitzky, who won this year's Academy Award for best foreign-language film for The Counterfeiters, was in Prague recently to finish shooting the trailer for Love at War. Ruzowitzky…

Last film of love trilogy by Slama opens

The last part of a loosely linked trilogy about the search for love, Country Teacher by director Bohdan Sláma, openws on March 20 in Czech cinemas. And if its predecessor…

Seven Czech films offered to Argentine distributors

Seven Czech films will be screened in Buenos Aires, Argentina, next week and in early April as part of showcase of Czech cinematography organized by Czech Film Center ( and…

Czech Television takes in 5 billion crowns in licence fees

Public broadcaster Czech Television collected 5 billion crowns (€200,000) in licence fees in 2007, a nearly 25% increase from the previous year. License fees represent the main source of income…

G.I. Joe to shoot at Barrandov

Prague´s Barrandov Studio a.s. ( ) announced on Monday a $170 million film based on the action commando toy and comic-book hero G.I. Joe will be shot starting in May.…

New Michalek film opens in Czech Republic

A new film by Vladimír Michálek, Of Parents and Children, a poetic comedy about an aging father and his middle-aged son who have little in common,opened Thursday (March 6) in…

Big-budget adventure co-production filming at Barrandov

Solomon Kane, an adventure-fantasy film by director Michael J. Bassett set in the 16th Century, is shooting at Barrandov Studios in Prague. The film is budgeted at more than $45…

Secrets and Empties split top Czech Lions awards

Secrets by director Alice Nellis and Empties by Jan Svěrák split this year´s top awards at the Czech Lions ceremony, the Czech version of the Oscars. Secrets won Lions for…