The Womb wins ScripTeast competition

Hungary's Benedek Fliegauf has won the second ScripTeast scriptwriting competition for his script The Womb, an ethical drama about human cloning. The announcement was made at the Cannes film festival.
22-05-2008

ScripTeast at Cannes Film Festival

The final session of the second edition of ScripTeast is taking place at Cannes from May 15-22.
16-05-2008

Valert promoted to DLA Piper managing partner

Attorney Peter Valert has been named Managing Partner for US/UK law firm DLA Piper's Prague and Sofia offices.
15-05-2008

Russia will lead pay TV growth in Central Europe

Media analyst Screen Digest predicts 63 million pay TV subscribers in Central and Eastern Europe by 2012, with 28 million pay TV homes in Russia.
12-05-2008

CANNES PREVIEW: Genghis Khan Rides Again And Again

Genghis Khan might seem an unlikely hero for our times but he is currently enjoying a wave of popularity in the cinema, first with Sergei Bodrov’s Oscar nominated Mongol and…
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Czech and Hungarian filmed Wanted plans June 27 release

Wanted, which shot in the Czech Republic and Budapest, is gearing up for a June 27 release.
11-05-2008

Opalesque webinar explores alternative film financing

Cyprus based alternative investment firm Opalesque hosts a webinar May 13 with film financing experts.
11-05-2008

UPC sees 34% growth in Central Europe

Liberty Global Inc., owner of Central European cable company UPC, announced first quarter operating cash flow of $1.1 billion (€715 million).
08-05-2008

UGC Hosts EuroCine27 on May 9

The fifth edition of Eurocine27 on May 9 will screen films from the 27 EU member countries in Brussels.
07-05-2008

Fox Sport International launches in Central Europe

Fox Sport International announced it launched a new all-sports channel in Central Europe on May 5.
06-05-2008

Slovenian and Czech nominated for Student Academy Award

Film students Martin Duda from FAMU and Matev Luzar from the University of Ljubljana are among the five finalists competing for the Honorary Foreign Film Award at the Student Academy…
05-05-2008

CME first quarter earnings up 51%

Central European Media Enterprises showed stunning first quarter growth, with first quarter earnings at €143.6 million ($223.5 million).
01-05-2008

New VP for HBO Central Europe

Ondrej Zach has been named HBO Central Europe vice president of Programming and Acquisitions, based in HBO's Prague offices.
29-04-2008

New Sound Studios to Open at Mosfilm

Mosfilm Cinema Concern is set to expand its world-class Sound Studios complex this June with the opening of a newly reconstructed building housing four new state-of-the art sound studios. The…
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Love and Other Crimes captures Crossing Europe Audience Award

Love and Other Crimes, a Serbian-German-Austrian-Slovenian co-production directed by Stefan Arsenijevic, won the Audience Award at the fifth edition of the film festival Crossing Europe, which closed April 27 in…
27-04-2008

DTH service shows promise in three Central European states

The Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia are listed among 10 countries around the globe that show the most promise in developing direct-to-home satellite services, according to a new survey. The…
21-04-2008

Call for entries for Aristoteles docu workshop in Romania

Applications are now being accepted for the annual Aristoteles Workshop for documentary films in Romania. The workshop, conducted in partnership with the French/German cultural network Arte television, will welcome 16…
09-04-2008

CINEMA CONCERN MOSFILM: A Proud History Combined With State-of-the-Art Film Production Technology

Cinema Concern Mosfilm is both Russia’s oldest and its newest film studio. Founded in 1923 the studio combines a proud history that includes the greatest names in world cinematography with…
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Vanished Empire looks set for international fest circuit

Russian director Karen Shakhnazarov’s new film Vanished Empire (www.mosfilm.ru) looks set to make its mark on the international festival circuit with this warm and very real story of young love…
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Institute of Documentary Film wins 2008 EDN award

The European Documentary Network has presented its 2008 EDN Award to the Prague-based Institute of Documentary Film, citing its "enthusiastic and energetic work" in developing and promoting Central and Eastern…
16-03-2008