PRODUCTION: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Finishes Shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance wrapped shooting on 23 February 2011 in Romania where it was filmed for all but two weeks of shooting in Turkey. The first big…

PRODUCTION: Christmas at Castlebury Hall Will Shoot in Romania

BUCHAREST: American director Michael Damian is in Bucharest where he will shoot his feature Christmas at Castlebury Hall, a romantic comedy about a young woman and her orphaned nephews who…

PRODUCTION: 365 New Years in Development

BUCHAREST: Paul Negoescu is developing his first feature, 365 New Years/365 de revelioane (working title), the story of a young man breaking up with his girlfriend on New Years Eve.…

FESTIVALS: FIAPF Accredits Transilvania Film Festival

BERLIN: The General Assembly of the International Federation of Film Producers' Associations (FIAPF), meeting in Berlin, approved the accreditation of the Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2011. TIFF was…

PRODUCTION: Flying Lessons in Postproduction

BUCHAREST: Igor Cobileanski (Tache) is currently editing his second feature, Flying Lessons/La limita de jos a cerului, a bittersweet drama about the friendship of two small-time drug dealers in a…

PRODUCTION: Adalbert's Dream in Postproduction

BUCHAREST: Gabriel Achim is currently in postproduction with his first feature Adalbert's Dream, a black comedy set on 8 May 1986, when Romania was usually celebrating the anniversary of the…

PRODUCTION: Looking For A Mare's Nest in Postproduction

BUCHAREST: Dan Chişu's third feature, Looking for a Mare's Nest/Şi caii sunt verzi pe pereţi, is currently in post-production and will be finished in March 2011, in time to be…

New Regulations for Gopo Film Awards

BUCHAREST: A record 56 films have been submitted for the 5th edition of the Romanian Gopo prizes ( Among them 16 are feature films, 10 documentaries and 30 short films…

Romania Lines up 2011Premieres

BUCHAREST: Twenty Romanian films are expected to hit local screens in 2011. Some of them were originally planned to open in 2010, but the premieres were postponed because of a…

New Country Manager at Chello Central Europe România

BUCHAREST: Anda Mânza replaced Dorian Ciubuc as country manager at Chello Central Europe România starting 1 February 2011.

Admissions Double as New Screens Open

BUCHAREST: The biggest box-office successes of 2010 in Romania drew almost double the numbers of 2009. Cinema City opened new multiplexes in 2010 in Baia Mare, Arad and a second…

Critics Name The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu best Romanian Film

BUCHAREST: Romanian journalists and film critics selected The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu/Autobiografia lui Nicolae Ceauşescu as the best Romanian film of 2010 and its director, Andrei Ujică, as the best…

TLC Launches in Romania

BUCHAREST: The Discovery Channel ( launched the women entertainment channel TLC in Romania on 20 January 2011 on the basic analog and digital packages of UPC ( and AKTA (,…

New General Manager at UPC

BUCHAREST: The Romanian communication company UPC ( has a new General Manager, Severina Pascu, elected for four years. She is replacing the American Jack Mikaloff, who ran the company from…

PRODUCTION: Emmy Winner Nanau Prepares New Documentary

BUCHAREST: Alexander Nanau, recipient of the International Emmy 2010 for The World According to Ion B, is preparing a new full length documentary, 136, which will be produced by Strada…

Batman Franchise Scouts Romania

BUCHAREST: Bucharest City Hall has informed local media that The Dark Knight Rises, the upcoming film in the Batman series, is in discussions to film in Romania.

RADEF Renovates, Opens Old Cinemas

BUCHAREST: RADEF RomâniaFilm (, the communist era manager of Romanian cinemas and current owner of some 30 screens in Romania, has opened its first 3D cine-café in Bucharest. The company…

PRODUCTION: Touch Me Not in development

BUCHAREST: Writer/ director Adina Pintile is developing her first feature film, Touch Me Not, a study of the human longing for contact, with three a woman and two men fighting…

Green Light for New Romanian Channels

BUCHAREST: Four new television channels have received licences from the National Audiovisual Council of Romania (

PRODUCTION: Seven Acts of Mercy Shooting in Italy

Seven Acts of Mercy/Sette opere di misericordia, an Italian/Romanian co-production between Alessandro Borrelli of La Sarraz Pictures ( and Dan Burlac of Elefant Film, began shooting in Torino on 19…