Baltic Event co-production market bigger than ever

The sixth edition of the Baltic Event co-production market will kick off in Tallinn on Dec. 2 with the longest guest list ever. Modelled on its Scandinavian counterpart the Nordic…
26-11-2007

Faked media event boosts Hungarian comedy

As Hungary's premiere comedian, Robert Koltai, storms the local box office with his latest film Train Keeps a Rollin', an accompanying publicity event is having unforeseen ramifications.
26-11-2007

Rise in Polish ad market boosted by Internet sales

Poland's advertising market rose by 12.7% to 4.48 billion zloties (1.3 billion euros) in the first nine months of 2007 with the highest growth in the Internet segment, according to…
25-11-2007

ITI reports improved nine-month results

ITI Group reported consolidated nine-month revenues up 33.1% over the same period in 2006 to 318.6 million euros, driven by the performance of TVN Group.
25-11-2007

First projects from Polish Script Laboratory picked up for production

A project organised by the Polish Filmmakers Association to help young scriptwriters and directors make their debuts in the film industry, Script Laboratory, is beginning to bear fruit. System, written…
22-11-2007

Liberty Global announces new 500M dollar stock repurchase program

Liberty Global Inc., which operates cable TV systems in Central Europe under the UPC brand, has announced a stock repurchase program under which the company may acquire up to $500…
22-11-2007

Volny TV extends coverage to 500,000 households

Czech telco Volny, whose formal name is Telekom Austria Czech Republic a.s., has extended coverage of its IPTV service via more than half a million telephone lines in the Czech…
22-11-2007

New website covers doc production in Southeast Europe

A new website is in operation to help fill an information void about contemporary documentary production in Southeast Europe. The website, www.seedox.org, went on line earlier this month with essays…
21-11-2007

Last EAVE session of 2007 draws 150 professionals to Prague

About 150 professionals from the European film industry are in Prague this week to participate in the year's last session of the European training program EAVE.
21-11-2007

RWE to invest 25 million crowns in Czech films in 2008

German-based RWE Group, which owns gas company RWE Transgas in the Czech Republic, plans to continue its support for new Czech films in 2008 by spending more than 25 million…
20-11-2007

Poland wins its first Emmy

The live-action fairy tale The Magic Tree by Andrzej Maleszka, produced by Polish public broadcaster TVP SA, has become the first Polish winner of an International Emmy.
20-11-2007

Barrandov Studios boasts largest film stage in Europe

Barrandov Studios now can lay claim to the largest film stage in Europe, with the opening this month of a complex of three new soundproof film stages. Construction began this…
20-11-2007

Shooting under way on new Filip Renc film

Shooting is under way on a new Filip Renč film, a portrayal of a troubled soldier called Guard Nr. 47, just as the director is winding up postproduction of a…
19-11-2007

Cheap or giveaway DVDs support Czech film market

Czech film distributors and publishers have a new and growing source of revenue: cheap DVDs placed in newspapers, tabloids and life-style magazines.
19-11-2007

Sony Pictures buys rights to Czech King of England film in US

One of the largest U.S. film distributors, Sony Pictures, has picked up rights for the Czech film I Served the King of England by director Jiří Menzel.
18-11-2007

New 3D technology comes to Central Europe

{mosimage}Dolby Laboratories Inc. came to Poland Thursday to unveil its 3D digital cinema system, which is being made available in 75 screens in 12 countries in time for the world…
15-11-2007

Polish political thriller production launches in Warsaw

Shooting began Nov. 12 on a new Polish political thriller, Warsaw Dark, after renowned Australian cinematographer Christopher Doyle got interested in the story and pushed production forward from its original…
14-11-2007

Polish films return to Cuba

For the first time in nearly two decades, Polish films will once again be seen in Cuba. Seven Polish films that have been made in the past four years will…
14-11-2007

TVP files suit to end online illegal broadcasting

Polish public television TVP S.A. is suing a Polish website for what it describes as illegal Internet retransmission of some of its most popular shows.
14-11-2007

David Lynch does his TM bit in Bulgaria

Award-winning cult director David Lynch came to Bulgaria this week to open a transcendental meditation university - with time out to attend Cinemania 2007, Sofia's biggest autumn film festival.
13-11-2007