The Karamazov Brothers by Petr Zelenka moves to post-production

Leading Czech director Petr Zelenka is now in post-production with his new film The Karamazovs, played by members of the well-known Prague-based Dejvice Theater.
18-09-2007

Another Czech charged in film piracy case

A second Czech faces charges of copyright infringement as Czech authorities start clamping down on film piracy. Only a month after a 19-year-old student was charged with pirating The Simpsons…
16-09-2007

Smecky finishes taping music for new VeggieTales film

The Smecky Recording Studio, part of the Barrandov Studios complex in Prague, has wound up taping the music for the new animated megafilm The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything, the…
12-09-2007

Upcoming Czech docs previewed

A presentation of upcoming Czech documentary films was held this week in Prague. The presentation, in the style of a cabaret, was organised by the Czech Film Center (www.filmcenter.cz), Institute…
12-09-2007

Lost Holiday video resurfaces as documentary film

A special preview is planned today in Prague for Lost Holiday, a unique Czech detective story about global communication which won a Crystal Globe at this year's Karlovy Vary International…
10-09-2007

UPC Czech Republic integrates Karneval

Czech cable company UPC Czech Republic, part of the U.S. group Liberty Global Inc., has completed the integration of Karneval Media.
07-09-2007

Czech President Klaus offers some support for film sector

Czech President Vaclav Klaus, not known as an avid supporter of Czech cinema, now says he would be in favor of "modest support" for the film sector - an opinion…
06-09-2007

Premiere of big-budget Bathory film postponed

The planned October release of Slovak director Juraj Jakubisko‘s big-budget film Bathory, the most expensive film yet originating in Central and Eastern Europe, has been delayed due to post-production problems
05-09-2007

Barrandov Studio to split in two

Prague's Barrandov Studio (www.barrandovstudio.cz), one of the largest and oldest film companies in Central Europe, has announced it will split in two different companies.
30-08-2007

New Vorel film could be headed for cult status among teens

A new Czech comedy called High School (Gympl), which premiered last weekend at the "Fresh Film Fest" student film festival in Karlovy Vary, could be on its way to achieving…
27-08-2007

Czech television to produce 10 films in 2008

Česká televize (Czech television) has unveiled plans to invest more than 100 million crowns (€3.6 million) in about 10 new films in 2008.
24-08-2007

Barrandov opens new multifunctional area

Barrandov Studios in Prague has opened a new multifunctional area that will expand the existing modern storage and production space available for film projects.
23-08-2007

Czech comedy films on the rise

A Catfish Summer, a Czech comedy about a big-city, small-time hustler who finds adventure in a remote village in the middle of nowhere, represents a new trend in the Czech…
21-08-2007

Czech student faces piracy charges over Simpsons film (update)

A 19-year-old Czech student was formally charged on Monday with illegally recording The Simpsons Movie and posting it on the Internet, marking the first such prosecution in a country plagued…
20-08-2007

Cinema building boom advances in Central Europe

The number of cinema screens across Central Europe is set to rise to more than 3,000 by 2011, says a report by the U.K.-based film industry analysts Dodona Research.
17-08-2007

Latest Jan Hrebejk film to premiere Sept. 6

Leading Czech director Jan Hrebejk will premiere the latest of his tragi-comedies, Teddy Bear (Medvidek), on Sept. 6. The film is co-produced by the Prague-based company Total HelpArt T.H.A., which…
15-08-2007

Czech authorities plan tax rebate law for films

Authorities are preparing to put the Czech Republic on a par with its Central European neighbors by establishing tax exemptions for foreign films - but not before 2009. The so-called…
13-08-2007

Eastern Europe featured at EU Film Week in South Africa

Several films from Central and Eastern Europe will be shown at the EU Film Week in Durban, South Africa.The festival begins Aug. 17 and ends Aug. 23.
08-08-2007

IPTV competition heats up in Czech Republic

Volny (http://web.volny.cz ), a telecommunications company in the Czech Republic, has announced the launch of its new IPTV service. Titled Volny TV, the service offers 40 foreign and national stations…
07-08-2007

CME looks poised to bid for Top TV

Central European Media Enterprises looks poised to bid for Czech TV channel Top TV as part of a renewed acquisition spree according to media analysts.
07-08-2007