Bel Ami announces cast for Hungarian shoot

Filming on the international production Bel Ami directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod will commence on location in Budapest and London on February 7.

Digital TV to launch on July 1 in Romania

The National Authority for Communications' Administration and Regulation (ANCOM, is awaiting a decision on the selection procedure for the use of the radio frequencies in digital terrestrial system.

Production: The Mission of the Human Resource Manager moves into postproduction

Israeli filmmaker Eran Riklis (Lemon Tree, The Syrian Bride) completed a 20 days shoot of his new feature in Romania in late December, after shooting in Israel for 3 weeks…

Production: Tuesday after Christmas wraps postproduction

Radu Muntean's fourth feature after Rage, The Paper Will Be Blue and Boogie will complete postproduction by the end of January 2010.

Romania introduces new tax on copyright income

Romanian writers and artists are objecting to a pending law on social security contributions based on copyright income, which is expecte to be passed into law in February

Romania sees surge in box office, admissions

2009 was a record-breaking year for Romania, with admissions growing 43% compared to 2008, and box office up by 60%.

Stanchev depart Romania's Kanal D

The Bulgarian CEO of Romanian channel Kanal D, Pavel Stanchev, confirmed he will leave the station for a new position to be announced within the next three weeks.

Law TV channel to launch in Romania

Juridic TV, the first Romanian theme channel focused on legal issues will premiere in February. The channel, financed by local law firm Coltuc (, will air 24 hours per day…

Romania launches online film channel

MediaPro Interactiv ( has launched, the first Romanian pay-website with movies that can be watched online.

Romania's new minister of culture promises more film funding

Romania's new minister of culture, Kelemen Hunor, will intervene in the government's 2009 annulment of a 4% tax on gambling profits directed to the Cinema Fund.

PRODUCTION: Romanian Spring in early development

Romanian Spring, the first feature film from Romanian writer/director Anca Miruna Lăzărescu, is in development as a co-production from Romania, Czech Republic, and Germany.

Romanian film channel plans March launch

Autentic Cinema TV received a green light from the National Audiovisual Council of Romania ( on December 15, and prepares to air an all-Romanian programme of movies (240 anually) 24/7,…

Romanians to launch TV channel in Moldova

Romanian media firm Realitatea Caţavencu will launch Publika TV, a news and business channel, in the Republic of Moldavia starting mid-February 2010.

PRO TV delays new channel launch

PRO TV, the Romanian flagship station of Central European Media Enterprises (, announced it will delay the launch of Acasă Clasic TV until 2010.

Record of Romanian debuts in 2010

Romania anticipates a record year (post-1990) for debut films in 2010, with nine first features among the 17 scheduled for release. The majority of those films are coproductions.

Radu Mihaileanu’s Concert sold in all territories

After reaching the number one spot in French distribution, Concert by Romanian born director Radu Mihaileanu has been sold to all territories.

Romania skips grant funding in 2009

The National Centre for Cinema ( will not distribute film production funds in 2009, since no grants competion has been organised this year.

Francesca approved for Italian distribution

The Civil Court of Rome has rejected the request by Alessandra Mussolini to ban Bobby Păunescu's film Francesca in Italy.

PRODUCTION: : If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle in postproduction

The first feature of Romanian director Florin Şerban, If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle, will wrap postproduction in Sweden in December.

Obituary: Gheorghe Dinică

One of the acclaimed and most loved Romanian actors, Gheorghe Dinică, died November 10, 2009, age 75, after a generalised infection.