PRODUCTION: Hrebejk's Innocence films in Prague

Czech director Jan Hrebejk currently shootinging Innocence, a crime psychdrama written by his longtime collaborator Petr Jarchovsky. Filming, taking place in Prague, will continue through October 10, with a January…

Czech incentives program backs more productions

PRAGUE: At least 12 productions have been approved in the recently launched Czech Film Industry Support program, receiving nearly CZK 200 million (€8.1 million) in grants.

Czech leaders pledge to carry on incentives for 2011

PRAGUE: Culture Minister Jiri Besser has announced that he will seek 300 million Kc from next year's budget to continue the film production incentives launched in June. The Czech sweeteners,…

A fresh take on doc pitching arrives at Jihlava fest’s East European Forum

PRAGUE: The 10th edition of the East European Forum at the 14th Jihlava IDFF ( ) brings a significant change to the pitching sessions held each year for the international…

FNE: Czech Film Incentives: How They Work

On 21 June of this year, the Czech Republic introduced an incentives plan for filmmakers shooting in the Czech Republic. The Film Industry Support Programme offers rebates of up to…

Applicants line up for Czech Film Industry Support Program

Increasing numbers of local and international film productions are applying for the newly launched 20 percent cash rebates offered by the Czech Republic, submitting to the required cultural test. The…

The Two Borgias

The Czech tax incentives system has attracted a big-budget french-german coproduction to Prague's Barrandov studios. The Borgias, a 12 episode Tv series based on the 15th century italian aristocratic family,…

Balej´s Little Fishergirl postpones release to 2013

The Czech animated movie Little Fishergirl by Jan Balej will be released in Czech cinemas in late 2013. Previously, a 2012 release was planned. In 2014, Little Fishergirl should enter…

Kajinek sets Czech opening weekend record

Kajínek, the action thriller based on a true story, set a new box office record for a Czech film with 119,602 admissions, and box office of 15,538,624 CzK on its…

Mission Impossible 4 headed to Prague

Mission Impossible 4 by director Brad Bird will film to Prague. Hollywood studio Paramount ( is planning a 150 million dollars budget for the action adventure movie with Tom Cruise…

Nova TV seeks new director

Nova TV director Petr Dvořák was promoted to vice president of CME, leaving the Czech station without a director.

Czech cinemas post record year

Czech cinemas reached record sales and attendance in 2009 with box office of 1.25 billion crowns (50.4 mil. euros) and attendance of 12.4 million viewers, according to the Czech Audiovisual…

Fimfárum 3 postpones release

One of the most anticipated Czech animated movies, Fimfarum 3, has postponed its release to February 10, 2011, producer Martin Vandas of production Maurfilm company ( announced last week. Previously,…

French historical drama begins filming at Barrandov

After years of decline, the Czech Republic is attracting foreign filmmakers again with its new film tax incentive, approved in June by the European Union. From July through September, the…

PRODUCTION: Antonio Riestra signs on to Lidice

Mexican cinematographer Antonio Riestra, Oscar nominiee for best cinematography for Amores Perros (2000), will shoot Lidice, a big-budget Czech war movie directed by Petr Nikolaev and starring Karel Roden.

FNE at KVIFF 2010: New Czech US Production Company Launches

KARLOVY VARY: The new Czech tax rebate law has spawned the first of what will undoubtedly be many new production and location services outfits.California based director/producer Sean Ramsay speaking to…
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Disney acquires Tapulous

The Walt Disney company purchased Tapulous, a game and application developer for iPhone. Tapulous has a development studio in the Czech Republic.

FNE at KVIFF 2010 East of the West: The Dreamers

The Dreamers (Zoufalci) was a surprise critical success in autumn 2009 in the Czech Republic. A story about six former class-mates in their early 30's who are drifting and decide…

FNE at KVIFF 2010 East of the West: The Albanian

Johannes Naber, one of the scriptwriters of Philipp Stölzl's North Face (2008) and director of several documentaries and TV shorts, makes his feature directing debut with The Albanian, the story…

FNE at KVIFF 2010 East of the West: The Woman with a Broken Nose

Recognized as talented Serbian scriptwriter (The Trap, 2007, Love and Other Crimes, 2008) and original film director (The Red Colored Grey Truck, 2004) the Sarajevo born Srđan Koljevićgave his second…