Aurora sold to the USA

Cristi Puiu's third feature film Aurora will be distributed in the United States by The Cinema Guild in 2011.

World According to Ion B. Wins Emmy

Alexander Nanau's feature-length documentary The World According to Ion B. took the prize in the Arts Programming section of the 38th International Emmy Awards at a ceremony in New York…

PRODUCTION: The Last Days of Ceauşescu in development

BUCHAREST: The Romanian filmmaker Radu Gabrea plans to begin preproduction in January 2011 on his long docu-drama The Last Days of Ceauşescu based on the script written by Grigore Cartianu,…

PRODUCTION: Filming Wraps on The Little Spartan

BUCHAREST: Dragoş Iuga is in production with his first feature The Little Spartan/Micul spartan, a fantasy story told in mockumentary style for grown-up audiences and also for children, the director…

World According to Ion B. competes for International Emmy

Romanian documentary The World According to Ion B. directed by Alexander Nanau is the sole contender from CEE competing for an International Emmy. The film is competing in the prestigious…

PRODUCTION: Looking For A Mother in Postproduction

Romanian director Adrian Popovici (Dracula The Impaler, Eva) is in post-production with a Romanian-Moldavian co-production, Looking For A Mother /Se caută o mamă. A tentative premiere date is planned for…

New Niche Channels Launch in Romania

Film channels FilmBox Family (, FilmBox Extra, and the action channel FightBox HD will also be launched in Romania in a few months, said Piotr Reich, CEO of SPI International…

Romanian Cable Direct in Deal with Sony

Romanian company Cable Direct has signed a deal with Sony Pictures Television giving Sony a majority stake in the advertising sales company. Cable Direct handles ad sales for several Romanian…

PRODUCTION: Seven Acts Of Mercy in Preproduction

BUCHAREST: The Italian documentary and short film directors Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio are in Bucharest for the final stage of the casting the lead actress of their first feature,…

PRODUCTION: A Film for Friends in post-production

Director/screenwriter Radu Jude is currently in post-production with a low-budget 60-minute film A Film for Friends/Film pentru prieteni which he produced and self-financed. Jude, whose first feature The Happiest Girl…

PRODUCTION: From Love With Best Intentions goes into postproduction

From Love With Best Intentions, the second feature by Adrian Sitaru, has concluded filming after one month and one day of production, producer Ada Solomon told FNE. Postproduction will take…

The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu Sold to Four Territories

The Romanian documentary The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu was sold to France, Italy, Portugal and Great Britain, the film's director Andrei Ujică told FNE.

New Management at Realitatea TV

BUSAREST: The National Audiovisual Council of Romania ( extended the licence for Realitatea TV channel ( for nine years. Its previous licence was set to expire on 30 October 2010.…

Cinema City Expands in Romania

Cinema City ( will open a new multiplex in Baia-Mare on 5 November 2010, its ninth investment in Romania to date. The multiplex will have 1,100 seats and six screens,…

PRODUCTION: Itaker in development

BUCHAREST: Italian actor, director and producer Michele Placido made his first trip to Romania for the feature film Itaker, which he is co-writing together with Toni Trupia. The script is…

PRODUCTION: Documentary The Fountain of Youth in Development

The film director and musician Hanno Hoefer (Tales From The Golden Age) is in early development with his first long film The Fountain of Youth/Fântâna tinereţii, a documentary about the…

PRODUCTION: Ghost Rider 2 Starts Filming November 1

BUCHAREST: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,the first big American production to film in Romania since Cold Mountain in 2002, starts shooting on 1 November 2010 at Castel Film ( ).…

PRODUCTION: The Ghosts in development

BUCHAREST: Bobby Păunescu (Francesca) is in early development with his second feature film, The Ghosts/Fantomele after completing a first draft of the script. Foreign investors and coproducers from USA, Italy…

PRODUCTION: Loverboy shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: Loverboy, the second feature from Romanian director Cătălin Mitulescu is now in production.

PRODUCTION: Flying Lessons starts shooting

BUCHAREST: The second feature of Moldavian filmmaker Igor Cobileanski, Flying Lessons/La limita de jos a cerului began filming 17 October 2010. The film is based on a script written by…