Prima Primavera near completion

The English-Hungarian-Dutch-Bulgarian coproduction Prima Primavera (www.primaprimavera.com) is in postproduction, director Janos Edelenyi told FNE.
28-07-2008

Palace Cinemas offers live HD broadcast in Budapest multiplex

In an effort to beat the summer doldrums with creative solutions, Palace Cinemas (www.palacecinemas.hu) is offering live high-definition broadcasts of Formula One (www.formula1.com) races.
28-07-2008

Hungarian public broadcaster MTV lays off 86 staff

As part of a wide-scale restructuring, the 1700-staffer Hungarian state broadcaster Magyar Televizio (MTV, www.mtv.hu) will lay off 86 people in August, following last week's agreement with the employees' union.
28-07-2008

Mundruczo to open Budapest cinema

Following the success of Delta (Cannes FIPRESCI prize and Lux Prize nomination), director Kornel Mundruczo and producer Viktoria Petranyi are lining up new film projects and leasing a Budapest art…
22-07-2008

Made in Hungaria begins shooting

Filming began on the adaptation of hit stage musical Made in Hungaria on July 16, and will continue through the end of summer.
20-07-2008

Hungarian film support system confirmed by EU

On Wednesday, July 16, the European Committee accepted the Hungarian film law and film support modification without discussion, Culture and Education minister Istvan Hiller minister announced on Thursday morning at…
17-07-2008

Two films in preparation for Uj Budapest Filmstudio

Caroline Strubbe's feature, the €2.2 million Lost Persons Area, started shooting on July 3 in Rotterdam where it continues photography for six weeks.
17-07-2008

Mokep and Pannonia merger announced

National film distributor MOKEP (www.mokep.hu) and national animation film factory Pannonia Film Ltd. (/www.mediaguide.hu/pannoniafilm) are set to merge in September.
16-07-2008

Balint Kenyeres chosen for Young Europeans project

European Film Award winner Balint Kenyeres will direct his feature length debut Yesterday for Zentropa's pan-european project (www.zentropa.dk), Young Europeans (www.youngeuropeans.info).
16-07-2008

Hungarians shoot first English language film

Pinprick by Daniel Young will be the first Hungarian film shot in English. Shooting started March 10 for 24 days. The film is now in post-production and on schedule, producer…
15-07-2008

Director of international hit Fresh Air launches new project

KARLOVY VARY: One of Hungary's hottest new production outfits, KMH Film (www.khm.hu), has announced that it is in pre-production on a new film by Agnes Kocsis titled Adrian Pal which…
13-07-2008

Director of international hit Fresh Air launches new project

KARLOVY VARY: One of Hungary's hottest new production outfits, KMH Film (www.khm.hu), has announced that it is in pre-production on a new film by Agnes Kocsis titled Adrian Pal which…
13-07-2008

Hungarian film strives for repeat success

A Kind of America 2, Gabor Herendi's follow-up to the most successful Hungarian film of the past decade, wraps filming on Saturday, July 12.
09-07-2008

Advertising revenue growth prompts Comedy Central launch in Hungary

Entertainment channel Comedy Central (www.comedycentral.com), part of the Viacom media conglomerate (www.viacom.com) is expanding its reach in Eastern Europe with a launch in Hungary.
03-07-2008

First Hungarian production shooting at Korda Studios

The €2.5 million (HUF588 million) romantic comedy, Chameleon, marks the arrival of Hungarian filmmaking to the €91M Korda Studios' premises (www.kordafilmstudio.hu).
03-07-2008

Lajos Koltai to direct famed racehorse film for Hungariafilm

Hungariafilm producer Gabor Losonczi revealed plans to make a movie about the racing horse Kincsem, or as the English called her, the Hungarian Wonder. Production is still one year away,…
29-06-2008

Karlovy Vary film festival East of the West competition: Barhtalo!

Robert Lakatos' directorial feature film debut Bahrtalo! competes in the East of the West section at the 43rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The international co-production is a primarily Hungarian…
24-06-2008

DISCOPRO kicks off DISCOP EAST 08

DISCOPRO, a networking and training program, precedes the Central and East European TV market, DISCOP EAST 08. Taking place in Budapest on June 17, the second annual session includes five…
16-06-2008

Hungarian Film Law modification

The Hungarian Parliament voted 212 to 1 (with 155 abstentions) to accept alterations in the Hungarian film law on June 9. The modification brings the Hungarian film law in line…
15-06-2008

Hungary's MMKA Fund 2008 grants listing

The Hungarian state film financing body, MMKA (www.mmka.hu) has given grants to 31 feature films, TV movies and animated films in May, 2008. A complete list of the films, production…
13-06-2008