Multiplexes expand in Romania

Cinema City (, 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,, has completed shooting and is now in post-production.

Agro Channel to launch in 2010

The National Audiovisual Council of Romania ( 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 ( and in France by Les Films du Losange (

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 ( 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…

PRODUCTION: Las Fierbinti shooting

Dragoş Buliga is in production with Las Fierbinţi, a rural comedy focusing on the machinations around the local elections in a Romanian village, involving the mayor, his deputy, a bartender,…

New channels hit Romanian market

Two new music channels, Mooz Hits and Mooz Ro, have received licences from the National Audiovisual Council of Romania ( and will start airing at the end of September 2010.

PRODUCTION: A Very Unsettled Summer in development

A Very Unsettled Summer, a Romanian/Swedish coproduction and the second feature of Romanian director Anca Damian (Crossing Dates), is currently in development. The script is written by the Irish writer…

PRODUCTION: The Phantom Father in post-production

Lucian Georgescu will finish the post-production of his first feature, The Phantom Father, in September. The editing is completed, and the German composer Johannes Malfatti has worked on the music…

PRODUCTION: Something Good From Life in postproduction

Romanian filmmaker Dan Piţa's Something Good from Life, his third film produced by Andrei Boncea and MediaPro Pictures (, is in post-production until December 2010.

mk2 picks up Outbound

French company mk2 ( will handle the international sales of the first feature made by the young Romanian director Bogdan George Apetri. Outbound (Periferic) will have its world premiere in…

If I Want to Whistle racks up more sales

Berlinale Silver Bear winner If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle has been sold to the United Kingdom, France and the United States. Director Florin Şerban's first feature was released…