New Management at Realitatea TV

BUSAREST: The National Audiovisual Council of Romania ( extended the licence for Realitatea TV channel ( for nine years. Its previous licence was set to expire on 30 October 2010.…

Cinema City Expands in Romania

Cinema City ( will open a new multiplex in Baia-Mare on 5 November 2010, its ninth investment in Romania to date. The multiplex will have 1,100 seats and six screens,…

PRODUCTION: Itaker in development

BUCHAREST: Italian actor, director and producer Michele Placido made his first trip to Romania for the feature film Itaker, which he is co-writing together with Toni Trupia. The script is…

PRODUCTION: Documentary The Fountain of Youth in Development

The film director and musician Hanno Hoefer (Tales From The Golden Age) is in early development with his first long film The Fountain of Youth/Fântâna tinereţii, a documentary about the…

PRODUCTION: Ghost Rider 2 Starts Filming November 1

BUCHAREST: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,the first big American production to film in Romania since Cold Mountain in 2002, starts shooting on 1 November 2010 at Castel Film ( ).…

PRODUCTION: The Ghosts in development

BUCHAREST: Bobby Păunescu (Francesca) is in early development with his second feature film, The Ghosts/Fantomele after completing a first draft of the script. Foreign investors and coproducers from USA, Italy…

PRODUCTION: Loverboy shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: Loverboy, the second feature from Romanian director Cătălin Mitulescu is now in production.

PRODUCTION: Flying Lessons starts shooting

BUCHAREST: The second feature of Moldavian filmmaker Igor Cobileanski, Flying Lessons/La limita de jos a cerului began filming 17 October 2010. The film is based on a script written by…

New Romanian TV Channels Receive Licenses

The National Audiovisual Council of Romania approved licenses for two TV stations at its 12 October 2010 meeting.

Romania receives EFA nomination

If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle from Romanian director Florin Serban is nominated for the European Film Academy's prestigious European Discovery Prix FIPRESCI. The film is the only CEE…

The Happiest Girl In The World sold to Austria

BUCHAREST: Romanian director Radu Jude's first feature, The Happiest Girl In The World / Cea mai fericită fată din lume ( has secured distribution in Slovenia and ex-Yugoslavia, and just…

PRODUCTION: So I Say shooting postponed

BUCHAREST: Bogdan Dumitrescu Dreyer (A Cold Place In The Sun and Thalassa, Thalassa ) has postponed shooting on So I Say starring Gérard Depardieu and Harvey Keitel. Filming was originally…

Evo TV relaunches in Romania

Evo TV (, the first online television in Romania, was re-launched on 4 October 2010. The station was originally launched in 2007, but ceased broadcasts in July 2008. It will…

PRODUCTION: Domestic in development

BUCHAREST: Adrian Sitaru (Angling/Pescuit sportiv) who is currently filming his second feature From Love With Best Intentions/Din dragoste, cu cele mai bune intenţii,is developing another feature, Domestic, which received a…

PRODUCTION: Looking For A Mare's Nest in shooting

BUCHAREST: The new feature of Dan Chişu (Websitestory) is the story of a storekeeper who becomes unemployed when the warehouse where he used to work for 15 years sees the…

PRODUCTION: The Japanese Dog in development

BUCHAREST: Romanian director Tudor Jurgiu is in development on his first feature, The Japanese Dog (Câinele japonez), about an old man, Costache Moldu, who tries to connect with his estranged…

PRODUCTION: Weapon shoots in Bucharest

Shooting for Weapon, an action movie directed by Ernie Barbarash, started 9 September at MediaPro Studios ( ) near Bucharest. The story centers on two famous assassins who put their…

Romania enters If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle for Oscars

Florin Şerban's first feature has been forwarded for consideration as an Oscar Foreign Language Film nomination by a committee including the film critics Eugenia Vodă, Magda Mihăilescu, Cristina Corciovescu, Dana…

UPC Romania adds new channels to portfolio

One of Romania's major cable companies, UPC (, has launched six new channels, including one in HD. Starting Sept. 1, UPC, affiliated at Liberty Global Inc. (, offers Discovery HD…

Multiplexes expand in Romania

Cinema City (, a leading cinema operator in Central and Southern Europe, will open its 8th multiplex in Romania and the first in the city of Arad Sept. 17.