Peter Greenaway tracks Brancusi in Romania

BUCHAREST: Following the shooting of Goltzius and the Pelican Company in Croatia, Peter Greenaway is eyeing the possibility of shifiting to Romania for a feature inspired by the life of…

Proposed changes for TV ad buying in Romania provoke controversy

BUCHAREST: According to critics, new changes to regulations of TV ad buying in Romania would also impact upon other areas of TV and cable market, including limiting editorial control for…

Cinema City to Open Multiplex in Romania

BUCHAREST: The Cinema City group ( has announced its first multiplex in the city of Ploiesti, which raises to 14 the number opened by the exhibitor nationwide to date.

PRODUCTION: Fright Night 2 Shooting Entirely in Romania

BUCHAREST: Shooting for Eduardo Rodriguez's horror comedy Fright Night 2 started 25 November in Romania. 20th Century Fox ( is producing with the Romania's Castel Film Studios ( providing services.

FNE at Baltic Event: Eastern Business in Development

BUCHAREST: Moldavian writer/director Igor Cobileanski is developing a road movie comedy involving two friends from the republic of Moldavia who get into laughable situations as they try to get money…

Discovery Channel Removal Prompts Change in Audiovisual Law

BUCHAREST: The move by TV and internet market leader RCS & RDS ( to remove the Discovery Channel ( from its offerings on 23 November 2012, without informing its audience,…

Romania Announces Grants Contest

BUCHAREST: The Romanian National Center for Cinema ( will give 2,206,000 EUR (10m RON) in production and development grants in 2012. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2013.

PRODUCTION: Hirte in Postproduction with In the Name of the Mayor

BUCHAREST: Romanian born Paris-based director Anca Hirte is in postproduction with a bittersweet observational documentary In the Name of the Mayor.

PRODUCTION: To Paris, with the ID in Preproduction

BUCHAREST: Şerban Marinescu is in preproduction with To Paris, with the ID, a contemporary satire about the hopes of people who thought the fall of communism would be followed by…

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2012: Radu Muntean Developing One Floor Below

COTTBUS: Romanian director Radu Muntean is in development with his fifth film, One Floor Below, which he and producer Dragos Vilcu pitched at Connecting Cottbus ( running through 9 November…

PRODUCTION: Anca Damian Develops Eden Hotel

BUCHAREST: Following the international success of the animated documentary Crulic: The Path to Beyond, director Anca Damian is developing Eden Hotel, a psychological drama she is also producing through Aparte…

PRODUCTION: Alexandru Solomon Developing Tarzan's Testicles

JIHLAVA: Romanian director/producer Alexandru Solomon is working on Tarzan's Testicles, a feature documentary on the Abkhazian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Pathology and Therapy, established in 1927, a renowned primatology…

Romania’s Family Film Takes new Chisu’s Chasing Rainbows on the Road

BUCHAREST: Dan Chisu's Chasing Rainbows, will be released on 2 November 2012 in eight Romanian towns and on 15 screens.

PRODUCTION: Radu Muntean Developing One Floor Below

BUCHAREST: Radu Muntean (The Paper Will Be Blue, Boogie and Tuesday after Christmas) once again teams up with fellow screenwriters Răzvan Rădulescu and Alex Baciu, DOP Tudor Lucaciu and production…

Romanian Comedies Battle for Box Office

BUCHAREST: Iura Luncaşu's Sweet Little Lies/Minte-mă frumos produced by MediaPro Pictures ( has set a new opening weekend record, narrowly besting the box office record set by Tudor Giurgiu's Of…

PRODUCTION: Romanian Debut At My Father’s Home in Preparation

BUCHAREST: At My Father’s Home, the first feature film of Andrei Cohn, is completing preproduction and will begin shooting on 17 October 2012. Giuliano Doman is producing through Family Film…

PRODUCTION: Doc director Ciulei Wraps Shooting on First Feature 2+2

BUCHAREST: Romanian documentary filmmaker Thomas Ciulei (The Flower Bridge) is in postproduction with his first feature film 2+2, a dark comedy set during communism in a country named Miranda where…

Romania Set New Deadline for Analog to Digital Crossover

BUCHAREST: The National Radiocommunications Society ( will receive a TV digital multiplex to broadcast Romanian TV public channels (

PRODUCTION: Andrei Grusznicki Preps The Escape

BUCHAREST: Two years after his feature debut with The Other Irina, Andrei Grusznicki is preparing to shoot a black and white drama set in communist Romania starting 15 October with…

Doge’s Palace and The Bed Is Broken Win Aristoteles Workshop

VAMA, ROMANIA: An all-Romanian team and a Polish director-led team were the split decision winners of the five-week-long 7th Aristoteles documentary workshop ( ended which concluded on 23 September 2012.