Central European distributors meet in San Sebastian

European Film Promotion used the platform of the San Sebastian film festival to herald the efforts of the unsung heros of the film industry in Central Europe: the distributors.

FNE Media Partner of European Film Promotion in San Sebastian

FNE Daily Newsletter will be publishing profiles of the EFP Central European distributors on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 September. From These dates you can also access profiles at News…

Czech Day at Gdynia festival

The Polish Film Festival in Gdynia puts Czech films into focus on September 18, with Czech Film Day.

SPI picks up The Wrestler

Independent distributor SPI International Central Europa has will distribute Venice film festival Golden Lion winner The Wrestler.

Buckley joins SPI

Rory Buckley, former Disney Senior Sales Manager for Central and Eastern Europe, has joined SPI as Sales Director.

Film New Europe Salutes the President of the Polish Filmmakers Association Jacek Bromski

Film New Europe Salutes the President of the Polish Filmmakers Association Jacek Bromski for Outstanding Contribution to European Cinema Art.

IPTV to top 5 million in Central Europe by 2013

IPTV is on target to reach 1 million subscribers across Central and Eastern Europe this year, reaching 5.2 million by 2013.

EFP spotlights Central European distributors at San Sebastian

European Film Promotion (EFP) and the San Sebastian International Film Festival will feature 10 Central European distributors in a new initiative European Distributors, Up Next! scheduled for September 26.

Venice short competition features Central European films

Films from Slovenia, Hungary, and Estonia will compete in the short film section at the Venice film festival August 27-September 6.

Cinema City installs digital and 3D projectors

Israeli based Cinema City International is in the process of installing 50 digital projectors throughout is cinemas in Central Europe and Israel.

Poland, Slovakia lead UPC growth

Dutch cable operator UPC Broadband posted second quarter growth in operating cash flow of €402 million, up 12% over 2007 results, led by Poland and Hungary.

Viasat to launch movie channel in Baltics

Viasat Broadcasting plans to launch a movie channel in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania on September 1.

Polish, Slovenian films to screen at Locarno

Malgoska Szumowska's 33 Scenes from Life will compete in the international competition at the 61st Locarno film festival, running august 6-16.

CME reports 41% increase in Q2 revenues

Central European Media Enterprises (CME, www.cetv-net.com) announced net revenues for quarter two of 2008 increased 41%, to $305.4 million (197 million Euros), over 2007.

Poland, Estonia pick up Tibet documentary

C4i, owned by Digital Right Group, announced that the documentary Undercover in Tibethas been sold to Polish TV and Estonian TV,

News Corp considers pulling out of Central and Eastern Europe

News Corp has reportedly hired Lehman Brothers to study the company's holdings in Bulgaria, Latvia, Poland, and Turkey with the intention of selling its holdings in the region.

Singing Bee picked up for Romania

ProTV Romania has commissioned rights to the format musical game show The Singing Bee, prrogramme distributor Zeal Entertainment announced on July 21.

EEAP announces sales in Poland, Slovakia

Eastern European Acquisitions Pool (EEAP) announced recent film package sales in Slovakia and Poland.

French producers meet Central Europeans at new Balkan event

Two days of “Meetings on the Lake” brought together French and Central European producers during the first Macedonian festival of French films taking place in Ohrid the first week in…

EBU elects new president in Budapest

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU, www.ebu.ch) announced on July 4 the election of John-Paul Phillipot for a two year term as president at its General Assembly in Budapest.