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BUDAPEST: Katalin Vajda has been named the new director of Hungary's Filmunio, the national organization that promotes Hungarian films internationally. She replaces Eva Vezer, who announced that she would not…
Why was the MMKA shut down? What does the future hold for Hungarian documentary filmmakers? Should they take more initiative and make more attractive films? In his in-depth article, journalist…
BUDAPEST: The German television group RTL has acquired an addition 31% of the shares of the Hungarian commercial station RTL Klub ( www.rtlklub.hu ), Following acquisition of the final 26%…
BUDAPEST: The Hungarian National Film Fund announced on 20 July 2011 that it has reached an agreement to purchase the claims of three banks with loans to Hungarian film producers.
BUDAPEST: The Hungarian National Film Fund will receive HUF 5.97 billion (EUR 22.5 million) to consolidate the debts of the Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (www.mmka.hu). The 11 July 2011 decision…
BUDAPEST: Hungarian state media will eliminate 600 jobs in TV and Radio. The move will cut an estimated HUF 3 billion on salaries, which is to go toward production.
KARLOVY VARY: The Hungarian government has quietly funded at least six new feature films in the last few weeks according the Hungarian daily newspaper Nepszabadsag. While Hungarian filmmakers continue to…
BUDAPEST: Magyar Filmunio (www.magyarfilmunio.hu), the Hungarian film promotion organisation established in 1992 by the Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (www.mmka.hu), will cease operations on 1 July 2011. The contract of Eva…
BUDAPEST: The Hungarian government will close the troubled Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (www.mmka.hu).
BUDAPEST: DISCOP (www.discop.com) founder Patrick Jucaud said pre-registration of both buyers and sellers for the 21-23 June 2011 TV content market was up, with heavy growth from the Balkans and…
BUDAPEST: DISCOP (www.discop.com) founder Patrick Jucaud and NATPE (www.natpe.org) President and CEO Rick Feldman announced in a joint press conference on 21 June 2011 that NATPE has acquired a majority…
BUDAPEST: Lidia Marton, director of international relations for the new Hungarian broadcasting umbrella organization MTVA (Broadcast Support and Asset Management Fund, www.mtva.hu) told a packed pre-DISCOP audience, "We hope to…
BUDAPEST: The new Hungarian Film Fund has named producer Agnes Havas as the fund’s director. The fund was created to support the production of Hungarian films by Andrew G. Vajna,…
In Retrace/ Visszatérés, directed by Hungary's Judit Elek, a woman from a Transylvanian village travels to Ceauşescu's Romania for the first time since finding refuge in Sweden as a child…
BUDAPEST: An amendment to Hungary's film law has been approved, allowing the Hungarian National Film Archives to be transformed into the Hungarian National Digital Archive (MaNDA).
Hungary has been added to the list of locations for filming of the zombie thriller World War Z. The film is shooting in Malta through 30 June 2011 and will…
Hungarian media reports that the upcoming installment of the Harry Potter franchise will be postponed in Hungary due to fears of piracy.
HBO launched HBO GO, its streaming service for HBO customers, on 6 June 2011 in Hungary.
BUDAPEST: The bank accounts of 19 production companies faced closure as of 1 June 2011, as loan agreements expired on 31 May. Andrew Vajna, Hungary's newly appointed film commissioner, is…
BUDAPEST: When it comes to TV, Hungary prefers to go it alone. Without any natural linguistic partners and lacking the strong regional ties shared by Czechs and Slovaks, the Balkans,…

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