Evo TV relaunches in Romania

Evo TV (www.evotv.ro), 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 (www.mediaprostudios.com ) 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 (www.upc.ro), has launched six new channels, including one in HD. Starting Sept. 1, UPC, affiliated at Liberty Global Inc. (www.lgi.com), offers Discovery HD…

Multiplexes expand in Romania

Cinema City (www.cinemacity.ro), 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.

PRODUCTION: The Bear in postproduction

The Bear, the second film from Dan Chişu (Websitestory, www.websitestory.ro), has completed shooting and is now in post-production.

Agro Channel to launch in 2010

The National Audiovisual Council of Romania (www.cna.ro) has granted a satellite license to Valtec Media Broadcasting SRL for a new Agro Channel to be broadcast in Romania and possibly in…

Record number of Romanian go into distribution

At least ten Romanian films are expected to open in local cinemas by the end of 2010. Distributors are still juggling schedules looking for their best release dates.

PRODUCTION: Tom Sawyer in shooting in Germany and Romania

German director Hermine Huntgeburth is filming a new adaptation of Mark Twain's classical novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The shooting starts on August 30 and will take place in…

PRODUCTION: From Love With Best Intentions begins shooting

Adrian Sitaru (Angling/Pescuit sportiv) starts shooting his second feature, From Love With Best Intentions/ Din dragoste, cu cele mai bune intenţii on September 9. The film is a story about…

Romanian grants announced

Five debut films and another ten feature films are among the recipients of the latest round of Romanian grants.

Morgen sold to Switzerland and France

Marian Crişan's first feature, recipient of four prizes at Locarno will be distributed in Switzerland by Secondo Film GmbH (www.secondofilm.com) and in France by Les Films du Losange (www.filmsdulosange.fr).

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance to be shot in Romania

The sequel of Ghost Rider (2007), the action adventure film starring Nicolas Cage as a Marvel Comics character, will begin shooting in Romania on October 1, 2010. The news was…

PRODUCTION: The Godmother begins shooting

Virgil Nicolaescu has started shooting his first feature, Naşa/The Godmother, a comedy inspired by the American movies with Italian gangsters, but fashioned after the Romanian realities.

Telesport declares bankruptcy

The Court of Bucharest accepted the request of Telesport Intermedia SRL (www.telesport.ro) to become insolvent on August 2, 2010, and moving the TV company into bankruptcy.

SPI International signs deal with Romtelecom

SPI International signed a deal with Romtelecom, the largest telecommunications company in Romania, last week.

PRODUCTION: In Treatment / În derivă series shooting

HBO Central Europe is shooting its first European series in Romania, from April until the end of August 2010. In Treatment is an adaptation of BeTipul, a series made by…