PRODUCTION: The Godmother begins shooting

Virgil Nicolaescu has started shooting his first feature, Naşa/The Godmother, a comedy inspired by the American movies with Italian gangsters, but fashioned after the Romanian realities.

Telesport declares bankruptcy

The Court of Bucharest accepted the request of Telesport Intermedia SRL ( to become insolvent on August 2, 2010, and moving the TV company into bankruptcy.

SPI International signs deal with Romtelecom

SPI International signed a deal with Romtelecom, the largest telecommunications company in Romania, last week.

PRODUCTION: In Treatment / În derivă series shooting

HBO Central Europe is shooting its first European series in Romania, from April until the end of August 2010. In Treatment is an adaptation of BeTipul, a series made by…

PRODUCTION: Las Fierbinti shooting

Dragoş Buliga is in production with Las Fierbinţi, a rural comedy focusing on the machinations around the local elections in a Romanian village, involving the mayor, his deputy, a bartender,…

New channels hit Romanian market

Two new music channels, Mooz Hits and Mooz Ro, have received licences from the National Audiovisual Council of Romania ( and will start airing at the end of September 2010.

PRODUCTION: A Very Unsettled Summer in development

A Very Unsettled Summer, a Romanian/Swedish coproduction and the second feature of Romanian director Anca Damian (Crossing Dates), is currently in development. The script is written by the Irish writer…

PRODUCTION: The Phantom Father in post-production

Lucian Georgescu will finish the post-production of his first feature, The Phantom Father, in September. The editing is completed, and the German composer Johannes Malfatti has worked on the music…

PRODUCTION: Something Good From Life in postproduction

Romanian filmmaker Dan Piţa's Something Good from Life, his third film produced by Andrei Boncea and MediaPro Pictures (, is in post-production until December 2010.

mk2 picks up Outbound

French company mk2 ( will handle the international sales of the first feature made by the young Romanian director Bogdan George Apetri. Outbound (Periferic) will have its world premiere in…

If I Want to Whistle racks up more sales

Berlinale Silver Bear winner If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle has been sold to the United Kingdom, France and the United States. Director Florin Şerban's first feature was released…

Romanian admissions soar

Romanian admissions are up 59% in the first half of 2010, compared with 2009, with a total of 3,239,129 tickets, up from 2,034,291 in 2009. Profits for the same period…

Adrian Sârbu sells SC Pro TV SA shares to CME

Adrian Sârbu, president and CEO of Central European Media Enterprises (CME,, has notified the National Audiovisual Centre of Romania ( that he sold his last 5% of shares at…

PRODUCTION: Puzzle for a Blind Man in pre-production

Romanian director Andrei Zincă is in pre-production with Puzzle for a Blind Man, an adaptation of Argentinian playwright Mario Diament's Blind Date.

Romanian TV chooses new director

Alexandru Lăzescu, a former journalist, has been selected as the new president/general manager of Romania's public television. Parliament also approved the new Administrative Council of the public television, the Romanian…

Pro Video to launch Movie Bank

Home video distribution company Pro Video ( will launch Movie Bank (, providing new films on DVD and Blu-Ray, as well as Video Licence for Public Distribution (LVDP).

Romanian Filmmakers Protest Change of Cinema Law

CLUJ: Romanian filmmakers have signed a document protesting against changes to the 2005 Cinema law that they say will be a step back for the Romanian cinema industry.The document, Proclamation…

FNE at TIFF: More films, vistors at 9th Romanian film fest

The 9th edition of TIFF ( wrapped in Cluj-Napoca on June 6 with 40 more films than last year, despite a shorter budget. Under fest director Tudor Giurgiu, the festival…

PRODUCTION: Răzvan Rădulescu debuts with First Of All, Felicia

Răzvan Rădulescu makes his feature film directing debut with First Of All, Felicia (Felicia, înainte de toate), co-directed by Dutch director Melissa de Raaf.

FNE at TIFF: Groundbreaking Edition for the Romanian Film Festival

CLUJ: The 9th edition of TIFF ( in Cluj-Napoca from 28 May-6 June screened 240 films from 47 countries - 40 more films than last year, despite budget cuts. There…