PRODUCTION: Shia LaBeouf to Shoot The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman in Romania

BUCHAREST: Fredrik Bond's first feature The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman will bring Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Melissa Leo, Mads Mikkelsen, Til Schweiger and James Buckley to Bucharest. Shooting…

Universal Picks Diaz-Don't Clean Up This Blood

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: Daniele Vicari's feature on the brutal G8 Summit in Genoa 2001, Diaz-Don't Clean Up This Blood, has been pickep up by Universal Pictures International Entertainment ( for distribution in…

Romania Introduces Digital TV Card

BUCHAREST: Romania is the second CEE country to introduce a digital TV card, following the Czech Republic.

PRODUCTION: Romania's Mungiu in Post-Production with French/Belgian Coproduction

BUCHAREST: Director/writer Cristian Mungiu's new feature Beyond the Hills is in the last stages of post-production and in anticipation of an invitation to screen at Cannes film festival 2012.

Declining Ad Revenues at Romanian TV

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: The deficit of the Romanian's public TV, SRTV (, decreased by 0.71% in 2011, to €36.7 million Euro, while revenue from advertising was 7.4 million euro in 2011, down…

OTV Licence Curtailed Again

BUCHAREST: The Audiovisual Council of Romania ( made a historical decision on April 10 when it voted unanimously that the licence of OTV channel ( should expire on 4 July…

PRODUCTION: Chuck Norris vs Communism Shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: London based Romanian filmmaker Ilinca Călugăreanu is in production with Chuck Norris vs Communism, a 70 minute documentary focusing on the popular culture of the video cassettes in the…

PRODUCTION: Grandma in Production

BUCHAREST: Jesus del Cerro (Ho Ho Ho, The Bride Was Stolen, Ho Ho Ho 2: A Family Lottery) began filming the comedy Grandma together with producer Alma Sârbu and MediaPro…

HBO GO Launches on Dolce Romtelecom

BUCHAREST: HBO GO broadband video-on-demand service was launched on Romtelecom ( on 2 April 2012.

OTV Licence Curtailed

BUCHAREST: The Audiovisual Council of Romania ( decided that the licence of the Romanian OTV channel ( should expire on September 2012, six months before the regular deadline.

Pro TV Launches Second Telenovela Channel

BUCHAREST: Central European Media Enterprises (CME, will launch Acasa Gold, a telenovela channel, in Romania in April.

Aurora Takes Top Gopo Awards

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: Aurora won three Gopo Awards including Best Romanian film in 2011, best director for Cristi Puiu and best script, despite the fact that the producer Anca Puiu from production…

Paunescu Launches US Production Company

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: Romanian producer/director Bobby Paunescu is launching Solar, an independent production company based in the U.S., which will finance and produce four to five commercial films a year with budgets…

PRODUCTION: Mickey Rourke Western shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: Dead in Tombstone, an American western produced by Universal 1440 Entertainment, started shooting in Romania on 19 March 2012, through local services provider Castel Film (

PRODUCTION: Here..., I Mean There in Postproduction

BUCHAREST: Laura Capatana-Juller is finishing postproduction (sound mixing) on her first film, an 80 minute observational documentary about two young sisters waiting for their parents to return from Spain where…

Crulic – The Path to Beyond Wins UCIN Grand Prix

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: The Romanian Filmmakers Union (UCIN) gave its Grand Prix and its trophy for Best Romanian Film of 2011 to Crulic - The Path to Beyond.

PRODUCTION: Magna cum fraudae in Development

BUCHAREST: Producer Iuliana Tarnoveţchi and Alien Film ( are developing Magna cum fraudae, a feature planned to shoot in Romania, Denmark, France and Spain. The Romanian producer signed a deal…

PRODUCTION: Raw and Cooked in Development

BUCHAREST: Gabriel Achim (Adalbert's Dream/Visul lui Adalbert) is developing Raw and Cooked, a political black comedy fantasy about the last days of Nicolae Ceauşescu. The story takes place on 22…

Transilvania Competes for Animation Distributor of the Year

{mosimage}It will be competing with France's Pathe Distribution and Belgium's Cinéart,. The winner will be announced on 9 March 2012 at the conclusion of the 14th Cartoon Movie animation coproduction…

PRODUCTION: My House on Wheels in Development

BUCHAREST: Cristian Pascariu's first documentary and first long film My House on Wheels will follow two truck drivers, focusing on the life, the stories and the untold secrets of a…