PRODUCTION: America, Here We Come in Development

BUCHAREST: Razvan Savescu is developing and scouting locations for his first feature America, Here We Come, the story of a group of provincial actors was invited by the NY-based Romanian…

FNE at TIFF: Romanian Days - Three Days Till Christmas

{mosimage}CLUJ-NAPOCA: Radu Gabrea's Three Days Till Christmas which has its Romanina premiere screening at the Transilvania International Film Festival ( is a docu-drama focusing on in the last days of…

FESTIVALS: Transilvania IFF Romanian Days Unveils Programme

{mosimage}CLUJ: Eleven feature films and 16 shorts will screen in the TIFF ( Romanian Days section, 6-9 June 2012.

PRODUCTION: ScripTeast Winner The Japanese Dog in Preproduction

BUCHAREST: Tudor Cristian Jurgiu is preparing his first feature The Japanese Dog written by Ioan Antoci, winner of the Krzysztof Kieslowski Prize at ScripTeast workshop ( in 2009. Tudor Giurgiu…

EFP Producer on the Move: Monica Lazurean-Gorgan

BUCHAREST: European Film Promotion 2012 Producer on the Move Monica Lazurean-Gorgan emerged as a force in the Romanian film industry in 2007 when she founded 4Proof Film ( and was…

PRODUCTION: Ada Solomon Developing Double

BUCHAREST: Romanian director/writer Catrinel Danaiaţa is developing her first feature Double produced by Ada Solomon together with HiFilm Productions (, in co-production with Gabi Antal and Abis Studio (

FESTIVALS: Transilvania IFF Announces 12 Films in Competition

{mosimage}Films from Iceland, Norway, USA, Germany, Denmark, Holland, Israel, Austria, Russia and Chile and Japan will compete in the main competition of the 11th Transilvania IFF (, running 1-10 June…

FNE exclusive: Q&A with Tudor Giurgiu - Head of Romanian Film Promotion and of Transylvania IFF

FNE: As a president of Romanian Film Promotion (, which is organizing annualy the Gopo Gala ( celebrating the Romanian film industry, what do you think it was the most…

PRODUCTION: Romanian-Chinese Coproduction in Development

BUCHAREST: Bobby Paunescu is developing the first Romanian-Chinese coproduction, The Girl Who Knew Too Much, a thriller/love story set in the fashion industry and involving a Romanian model and the…

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.