PRODUCTION: Helen Mirren to star in István Szabó film

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will play the main role in the film in The Door for Hungarian director István Szabó.

UPC drives Hungarian digitalization

UPC has become the leading provider of digital services in Hungary.

Béla Tarr at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art in New York is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the American premiere of Satan's Tango (Sátántangó), Béla Tarr's masterpiece.

New docu-series on Spektrum

On the Spot, a Hungarian documentary series, is launching on TV channel Spektrum on November 7.

Kenyeres conquers Chicago

History of Aviation (A repülés története), a short film by Bálint Kenyeres, won the main prize (the Golden Hugo) at the Chicago International Film Festival.

Production: Tamás Sas filming Night of the Singles

Tamás Sas (Nine and Half Dates, S.O.S. Love) is in production with a romantic comedy, Night of the Singles (Szinglik éjszakája).

Hungarian box office on the rise

Both cinema attendance and box office showed growth in Hungary through August, 2009.

New studios under construction in Budapest

Eight new studios are in construction in Budapest, with the first expected to open its doors in spring 2010 and the remainder completed by the end of 2010.

Germans buy majority stake in Budapest Film

Ferenc Port, CEO of Budapest Film and Alexander van Dülmen, CEO of Germany's A Company Consulting and Licensing signed an agreement for the the German company to acquire a 51%…

Magyar Telekom launches thematic channels

Origo Zrt. (, part of the Magyar Telekom ( group, launches two thematic channels on September 28, Life Network and The Ozone Network, both available in analogue and digital cable…

Nation-wide cinema days have record success

Moziünnep (, an annual cinema promotion event in Hungary, saw a record success for the September 17-20 screenings.

The Father's Acre competes for European Film Awards

The European Film Academy has announced that the debut film of Viktor Oszkár Nagy, Father's Acre (Apaföld) will represent Hungary in the European Film Awards.

Nickelodeon airs on TV2

Nickelodeon is broadcasting for the first time on Hungarian terrestrial TV.

New boss at Hungarian Viasat3 and TV6

Camilla Hammer, currently the COO of Free-TV Emerging Markets within MTG (, has also been appointed the new CEO of Viasat3 ( and TV6 ( in Hungary.

Summer box office in Hungary

U.S. films drew strong summer box office, with several titles competing for the top spot.

Newcomer in Hungarian distribution

Though the market of the independent films has shrunk in Hungary, a new distribution company recently entered the market: Palace Pictures.

Production: Jancsó in post-production with So Much for Justice

Hungarian director Miklós Jancsó has finished a four-week shoot on the Hungary/Poland/Austria co-production Oda az igazság! (So Much for Justice!) and is now in post-production.

Marcell Jankovics to receive World Arts Award

Hungarian director Marcell Jankovics has been named the 2009 recepient of the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts.

Production: Mundruczó films Frankenstein project

Kornél Mundruczó (Delta, Johanna, Pleasant Days) is in production with The Frankenstein Plan, developed out of his 2007 theatrical piece.

Eagle of the Ninth films in Hungary

Fous Features' Roman epic The Eagle of the Ninth is filming in Hungary before moving on to Scotland.