Advertising revenue growth prompts Comedy Central launch in Hungary

Entertainment channel Comedy Central (, part of the Viacom media conglomerate ( is expanding its reach in Eastern Europe with a launch in Hungary.

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 (

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,…

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…


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…

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…

Hungary's MMKA Fund 2008 grants listing

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

DISCOP business heats up prior to June 18 opening

DISCOP EAST 08, taking place June 18-20 in Budapest, is moving into gear even before buyers arrive. Now in its 18th year of operation, the TV market expects to attract…

First Hungarian Film Showcase set for London

The centennial of Hungarian filmmaking will be celebrated in London with a film showcase running June 26-29. Organized by the Hungarian Cultural Centre, the showcase will be attended by guests…

RTL Klub CEO tops Most Influential Media Figures List in Hungary

Dirk Gerkens, CEO of M-RTL Klub Zrt. (, has been named as the most influential figure in the Hungarian media scene by "Marketing & Media." The Sanoma trade paper publishes…

MMKA Fund's credit point system grants €146,000 to filmmakers

On May 23, the Hungarian film fund MMKA announced it had assigned credit points to several dozen filmmakers, totalling HUF 36 million (€146,000). Animation films received €63,000, €43,000 was granted…

Hungary's MMKA fund pledges €450,000 for film production

On May 28, Hungary's main state film funding body, the Hungarian Motion Picture Fund, MMKA (, pledged over €450,000 (HUF110 million) in refundable grants for five feature films with principal…

Delta takes FIPRESCI prize at Cannes

Hungarian director Kornel Mondruczo's Delta won the film critics' FIPRESCI award at the 61st Cannes film festival. The award was accepted by German co-producer Susanne Marian on behalf of Mondruczo,…

HungariCom presents a slate of eight films in Cannes

The independent Hungarian distribution company HungariCom leads off its Marche du Film slate with the Hungarian/U.S. adult animated feature Immigrant.

Hungarian Revolution cameraman Joseph Miko dies, age 87

Joseph Miko, who filmed the 1956 Hungarian uprising, then fled to the U.S., has died in Los Angeles.

HelloHD TV launches in Hungary

Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) announced that it is supplying high definition digital video recorders to Hello Platform for the launch of the new Hungarian television platform, which launched May 1.

Two Hungarian films headed for Cannes

Feature film Delta and short film 411-Z have been invited to compete at the Cannes Film Festival.

Correction: Nine Miles Down

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Biopic planned on Hungarian pop singer Miklos Fenyo

Gergely Fonyo will direct a biopic of the famous Hungarian pop singer Miklós Fenyo budgeted at €2 million, titled Made in Hungaria. The director, who previously lived and worked in…

Palfi winds up shoot on Triptichon

Gyorgy Palfi, the director of Taxidermia (2006) and Hukkle (2002), both of which are often described as "unique" and even "bizarre," has just finished the shooting of Triptichon, which by…