Big-budget adventure co-production filming at Barrandov

Solomon Kane, an adventure-fantasy film by director Michael J. Bassett set in the 16th Century, is shooting at Barrandov Studios in Prague. The film is budgeted at more than $45…
05-03-2008

Zanussi starts shooting Polish-Ukrainian project

Shooting began Wednesday on a new film by renowned Polish director Krzysztof Zanussi called A Heart in Your Hand. It's the first Polish-Ukrainian co-production since the two countries signed a…
05-03-2008

Brazilian coprod Budapest filming in Hungary (update)

Prominent Brazilian cinematographer Walter Carvalho's €2.45 million directorial debut Budapest is about midway through four weeks of filming in the Hungarian capital after completing a 17-day shoot in Rio de…
04-03-2008

Sofia IFF features Russia, Holland (update)

The 12th Sofia International Film Festival, to be held March 6-12, will focus on the cinemas of two nations - Russia and the Netherlands, the organizers announced on Feb. 27.…
04-03-2008

CME closes offer of $425 milliion in senior notes (update)

Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., which owns broadcast properties in six Central and East European countries, on March 10 closed its offering of $425 million in senior convertible notes. The…
04-03-2008

New Hungarian government initiative against piracy

The former CEO of a top Hungarian distributor, Andras Kalman, has returned to his former position as executive of the Hungarian Foundation of Public Interest for Copyright Protection of Audiovisual…
03-03-2008

Secrets and Empties split top Czech Lions awards

Secrets by director Alice Nellis and Empties by Jan Svěrák split this year´s top awards at the Czech Lions ceremony, the Czech version of the Oscars. Secrets won Lions for…
02-03-2008

Greenhill Studios to open in Pecs in late 2008 (update)

Greenhill Zrt., a consortium of three investors led by Hungarian film director Tamás Sas, has taken further steps towards financing a 7.2-billion-forint (Є27.4 million) state-of-the-art studio complex and media center…
02-03-2008

CME reports best-ever annual results

Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., which owns broadcasting properties in six Central and East European countries, announced financial results for fourth-quarter and full-year 2007 described as the strongest in company…
28-02-2008

TVN files complaint over subsidies for TVP

Private media group TVN SA is asking the European Commission to investigate whether its public competitor Telewizja Polska SA has unfair advantage due to state subsidies it receives. TVN says…
28-02-2008

Czech singer Marketa Irglova at the Oscars

Czech singer Markéta Irglová was mistakenly ushered off the stage before she could give her acceptance speech for winning an Oscar for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards Sunday…
26-02-2008

Survey finds Katyn considered best Polish film ever

Even though Andrzej Wajda's Katyń did not win an Oscar, a new survey shows Poles think that it's the best Polish film of all time.
25-02-2008

Polish-British coprod Peter and the Wolf wins Oscar

The Polish-British co-production Peter and the Wolf an adaptation of the Sergei Prokofiev classic created by an international team of over 100 professionals, won an Oscar in the short animation…
24-02-2008

Stream sells Polish cable TV subsidiary to Penta

Stream Communications Network & Media Inc., a broadband cable company offering cable TV, Internet and VoIP services in Poland, has closed the sale of its Polish subsidiary to Penta Investments…
24-02-2008

Astra Film Studio set to open in Hungary

Astra Film Studio (www.astrafilmstudio.com), a new Hungarian studio that will cater to mid-budget movies in the $10-30 million range, will open for business in mid-March, Eva Herskovits, one of the…
21-02-2008

Wajda in Los Angeles for Oscars

Polish director Andrzej Wajda has already left for Los Angeles, where his film Katyń is one of the five contenders for best foreign-language film at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony. Special…
21-02-2008

Telefonica 02 Czech Republic plans dividend

Telefonica O2 Czech Republic reported on Thursday consolidated revenues (business and recurring revenues) of 63 billion crowns (€2.5 billion) in 2007, a rise of 2.8% year-on-year, in the upper range…
21-02-2008

Hungaricom ramps up sales at Berlinale EFM market

Hungary's leading sales force, Hungaricom Kft, conducted a slew of deals on its 3D animated feature Egon and Donci at the European Film Market held in conjuction with the Berlinale.…
20-02-2008

Film discovered about Polish Himalayan expedition in 1939

A film shot during a Polish expedition to the Himalayas at the outbreak of World War II was discovered recently in the archives of the British Film Institute in London,…
20-02-2008

Agora Group reports 2007 revenues up 12 percent

Polish media group Agora SA reported revenues for 2007 rose 12% from the previous year to 1.27 billion zloties (€356 million), just below analysts' expectations. Advertising sales were up 12.7%…
20-02-2008