A Company, Budapest Film to cooperate in VOD business

Berlin-based A Company Consulting & Licensing AG and Hungarian independent distributor Budapest Film have agreed to establish a European VOD platform called Filmklik Europe. The deal calls for A Company…

Budapest Film leads Hungarian distributors in 2007

Thanks to no. 2 and 3 domestic hits Cat City 2 and The Train Keeps a Rollin', Hungarian distributor Budapest Film had the best year in 2007 on the local…

S.O.S. Love alone in 2007 Hungarian Top 10

There were 28 domestic theatrical releases in Hungarian cinemas in 2007, the best year since 2004, but only one - S.O.S. Love! - made the Hungarian Top 10 box office…

New Greenhill Studios going up in Pecs

Greenhill Zrt., a consortium of three private parties led by Hungarian film director-turned-cinematographer Tamás Sas, is to build a 2-billion-forint (Є7.9 million) state-of-the art studio complex and media center in…

Hungarian Film Week ends with victory for Mundruczo

Kornél Mundruczó's Delta won the main prize for best feature film at Hungarian Film Week in a year that most critics said was dominated by Hungarian documentaries. In his acceptance…
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Hungarian Filmlab celebrates bumper year

The Hungarian Filmlab is already celebrating its Oscar victory even though the awards ceremony has not taken place yet. Both Joseph Cedar's Beaufort (Israel) which was nominated for a foreign-language…
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39th Film Week underlines Hungarian film law success

This year's Hungarian Film Week underlines the overwhelming success of the Hungarian Motion Picture Act, which is now in its fourth year of operation. The system of support it introduced…
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Hungarian Film Week gets under way

The 39th Hungarian Film Week opened this week during a time described as one of momentous change for the industry. Among the most important issues is the European Union's objections…

Hungarian Film Week announces competition

Eighteen titles are competing for the Golden Reel Award during the 39th Hungarian Film Week which kicks off Jan. 29. The festival, which runs through Feb. 5, will also host…

HBO Hungary eyes local film market as co-producer

With the aim of participating in future local productions, HBO Hungary is forging ties with Hungarian talent on a four-part mini series it will air later this month. The series,…

Korda Studios, Colorfront join forces

In an effort to lure more international productions to Hungary, Korda Studios and the Colorfront DI house have clinched a deal to offer high-end digital intermediate and post-production facilities via…

Del Toro praises Korda Studios as Hellboy II wraps in Hungary

The owners of the new €91 million Korda Studio held a joint news conference with director Guillermo del Toro Thursday to celebrate the successful completion of principal photography on Universal's…


Prominent Brazilian cinematographer Walter Carvalho is set to shoot Budapestas his directorial debut, with principal photography in both the Hungarian capital and his homeland.

Hungarian Filmjus pledges 51,800 euros for script-writing

The board of Filmjus, Hungary's audiovisual copyright protection body, set aside 13.3 million forints (Є51,800) for screenwriting and project development in its latest round of allocations.

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.

49M-plus euro Nutcracker musical wraps in Hungary

After 15 weeks of shooting at Hungary's Stern Studios in Pomaz (www.sternstudios.com), Nutcrakcer - The Untold Story has completed both principal and second-unit photography.

Hungarian co-producer drops Julie Delphy project The Countess

Julie Delphy's long-gestating historical drama The Countess is on shaky ground again after the Hungarian co-producer, Tivoli Films International (www.tivolifilms.com), backed out when its American producers slashed the budget in…

Hungarian MTV fined for violating ad code

Hungary's National Radio and Television Commission, or ORTT, has ordered Magyar Televizio to pay an 800,000 forint (€3,190) fine for "implied advertising," a violation of the 1995 media law.

Kusturica and Fatih Akin to produce 1.5 million euro Mamarosh

The €1.5 million German-Serbian-Hungarian production Mamarosh has set a shooting date of March 2008 after Eurimages (www.coe.int/eurimages), a Film Fund of the Council of Europe, agreed to extend the validity…

MTV sues MTV over use of brand (update)

Hungary's public broadcaster, Magyar Televizio (mtv, www.mtv.hu), has filed suit with the country's Supreme Court against Music Television, seeking exclusive use of the MTV brand after the latter debuted its…