Two Polish films get EFA nods

Andrej Wajda's Sweet Rush and Małgośka Szumowska's 33 Scenes from Life were among the films selected for the European Film Academy's 2009 awards, giving Poland two of the coveted 48…

FNE in Venice: Romanian Film Francesca Threatened With Ban

VENICE: Venice Orizzonti opening film Francesca has had two of its public screenings pulled after Italian right wing politician Alessandra Mussolini took legal action to stop the screenings.

Janosik. A True Story breaks the distribution mold

Following its August 26 gala red-carpet, standing ovation premeire in Poland, Janosik. A True Story begins a crusade to break Central Europe's distribution boundaries.

TeleSonera expands in Baltic territories

Stockholm-based Nordic and Baltic telecommunications company TeliaSonera announced cash purchase offers for companies in Lithuania and Estonia.

Sarajevo Cinelink announces industry awards

The 2009 Cinelink co-production market gave its EAVE scholarship to Bosnian producer Snežana Marić of Sarajevo-based Refresh Production during the Sarajevo IFF industry awards on August 20.

Janosik set for triple opening

The long awaited Janosik. A True Story, directed by Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik, will have gala premieres across Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic beginning August 26.

m-appeal picks up Slovene, Hungarian films

Berlin-based film sales company m-appeal has picked up Áron Mátyássys feature debut Lost Times and Damjan Kozoles new film Slovenian Girl.

Liberty Global announces Q2 losses

Liberty Global, which operates UPC broadband divisions in Hungary and four other CEE territories, reported second quarter loss in revenues of $60.7 million, and a $93 million loss for the…

CME Announces second quarter losses

Central European Media Enterprises (CME, saw stocks drop by almost 8% on July 29, to 19.71 on NASDAQ, following release of its second quarter results.

Story TV will launch in four CEE territories

Sanoma Hearst will launch Story TV simultaneously in Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, and the Ukraine in spring 2010.

PRIMEPACKAGING wraps 2009 workshop

PRIMEPACKAGING 2009 ( concluded its Berlin workshop, with films from Lithuania, Cyprus, and Poland participating.

Romanian film joins EFA nominees

Paul Negoescu's 24-minute film Renovare (Renovation) is the latest addition to the list of nominees for European Film Academy Short Film 2009.

Reding urges earlier digital transition

Viviane Reding, the EU Commissioner for media, has urged EU member states to push for faster transition from analog to digital TV.

CME gets $100 million investment

Central European Media Enterprises (CME, announced that it has received a $100 million cash investment from Ukranian businessman Igor Kolomoisky.

Ad market recovery predicted

The ad market in Central and Eastern Europe will return to a growth stage in 2010, according to a July 6 report released by ZenithOptimedia.