Polish TVP cuts back to avoid losses

Polish public broadcaster TVP announced new budget and structural changes for 2009 that will cut projected losses from 300 to 78 million PLN.

Modern treasure hunt documentary in the works

Polish Bow & Axe Entertainment has lined up an international co-production with the working title Return To Lodz. Pandora's Box.

TVN posts profits, but sees 4th quarter decline

Poland's leading commercial broadcaster TVN posted a 22% increase in revenues in 2008, but saw fourth quarter losses of over 30%.

SPI "dis"claims 2009 record opening weekend

SPI International Poland's Lords of the Flies' racked up impressive opening week-end numbers, with 157,344 admissions, comparing favorably to 2008's top ten Polish films.

30 films competes for Polish Film Awards ‘Eagles’ 2009

The 11th edition of Polish Film Awards ‘Eagles' 2009 has begun with the votes by members of Polish Film Academy.

Solid opening week for Karamazovs in Poland

Petr Zelenka's The Karamazovs racked up nearly 9,000 admissions in its first week in distribution in Polish cinemas.

Polish-Czech Hel moves into production

Hel, a debut feature from Kinga Dębska, started shooting on February 10, after spending two years pre-production.

TVP increases ad rates

Polish public broadcaster TVP raised the prices of commercial time, in a search for additional profits as part of the station's new development plan.

Wajda at Berlin with Sweet Rush

Poland's acclaimed director Andrzej Wajda is in Berlin for the world premiere of Sweet Rush, screening in competition at the Berlinale.

Polish TV ad revenues strong in 2009

Ad revenues for Polish broadcasters held strong in January, but TVN's digital TV channel 'n' posted losses for 2008 due primarily to fluctuating currency exchage rates.

MPT launches Poznań Media Expo

The Poznań International Fair (MPT) will host one of the biggest television events in Poland, the Poznań Media Expo, February 19-21, 2009.

Polish-German coproduction meeting in Warsaw

Central and East European based filmmakers will have a chance to pitch their ideas to Polish and German producers during a special Warsaw meeting in May 2009.

Gdynia winning debut opens in cinemas

Splinters, the directing debut awarded drama from Maciej Pieprzyca, opens in Poland on Febraury 13.

Agreement on digital terrestrial television in Poland

The National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) has reached an agreement with the Polish Office of Electronic Communications (UKE), assuring that DTT will be broadly available in Poland this year.

Record year for Polish cinema

The Polish Film Institute's (PFI) support for Polish cinema development made 2008 a record year in box office and one of the best for Polish production.

Ratings Increase for Kino Polska TV

Kino Polska TV announced record ratings in the first week of 2009.

Wiley to head MTV Poland

MTV Networks Poland announced the appointment of Izabella Wiley as general manager and senior vice president.

Antichrist gets Polish funding

In its first session of the year, the Polish Film Institute (PFI) decided to fund the anticipated new horror film from Lars von Trier.

Controversial Polish documentary hits cinemas

War Games, the long awaited documentary from director Dariusz Jabłoński about Colonel Ryszard Kukliński, one of the most controversial figures in Polish contemporary history, opens in Polish cinemas on January…

PFI funds more international co-productions

The first session of the Polish Film Institute in 2009 resulted in additional funding for four international co-productions involving producers from Poland.