MAFILM opens rebuilt sound stage with double capacity

Two years after a fire total destroyed its biggest sound stage, MAFILM has opened the rebuilt facility.

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Country Focus Hungary 2009

Hungary has become one of Europe's international coproduction hubs over the past five years since the passage of important legislation that set up a tax rebate system that allows producers…

Malnay named Chello Central Europe managing director

Levente Malnay joins Chellomedia as managing director of Chello Central Europe as of December 1.

MTV Networks Hungary names new managers

MTV Networks Hungary has appointed Gábor Horváth Dori as its new general manager and Gábor Vörös as deputy general manager.

Hungarian women's channel to launch in 2010

The ProSiebenSat1 group, owner of one of the major Hungarian commercial TV channel TV2 ( ) will launch TV3, a channel providing contents mostly for a female audience, in…

PRODUCTION: Zsombor Dyga shooting Run to Ground

The young Hungarian director Zsombor Dyga is shooting his new feature thriller Run to Ground.

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.