OTV Licence Curtailed

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

Pro TV Launches Second Telenovela Channel

BUCHAREST: Central European Media Enterprises (CME, www.cetv-net.com) 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 (www.castelfilm.ro).

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 (www.alienfilm.ro) 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…

Record Number of Films Compete for Romania's Gopo Awards

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: Bogdan George Apetri's Periferic/Outbound (www.periferic.ro), a Romanian-Austrian co-production between Saga Film (www.sagafilm.ro) and Aichholzer Filmproduktion (www.aifilm.at). leads the nominations for the 6th national Romanian Gopo awards (26 March) with…

Sundance Selects Picks up Mungiu’s Beyond the Hills

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills (working title Provisory) will be distributed in North America by Sundance Selects (www.sundanceselects.com), the sister company of IFC Films (www.ifcfilms.com) which distributed Mungiu's 4…

PRODUCTION: Iguanas Begins Filming

BUCHAREST: Director/screenwriter Marian Crişan (Morgen) is currently filming Iguanas/Iguanele in northern Romania. The 30 day shoot will last through early March.

Everybody in Our Family Begins World Sales

{mosimage}BERLIN: Films Boutique (www.filmsboutique.com) has sold Radu Jude's newest film Everybody in Our Family to Poland.

FNE IDF DocBloc: Traitor to the Dying Genre

An interview with Romanian filmmaker and producer Florin Iepan about his latest documentary project Odessa, Romania's involvement in WW2, pigeonholing, resurgence of intolerance, observational fog, Michael Moore, and more...

PRODUCTION: Second Season for Romanian In Treatment

BUCHAREST: The second season of the series In Treatment/In derivă started shooting in Bucharest on 6 February 2012 with the premiere on HBO Romania (www.hbo.ro) set for the end on…

Romanian Telenovelas Gain World Sales

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: Romanian telenovelas are finding increased sales on the international market. Since their first sales in South America and in the USA in 2006, Romanian telenovelas are branching out to…

PRODUCTION: Killing Time in Post-Production

BUCHAREST: Writer/director Florin Piersic Jr. (Fix Alert) is in post-production with Killing Time, a film noir comedy about two hit men waiting in an empty apartment for their next target.