Romania introduces new tax on copyright income

Romanian writers and artists are objecting to a pending law on social security contributions based on copyright income, which is expecte to be passed into law in February
24-01-2010

Romania sees surge in box office, admissions

2009 was a record-breaking year for Romania, with admissions growing 43% compared to 2008, and box office up by 60%.
20-01-2010

Stanchev depart Romania's Kanal D

The Bulgarian CEO of Romanian channel Kanal D, Pavel Stanchev, confirmed he will leave the station for a new position to be announced within the next three weeks.
13-01-2010

Law TV channel to launch in Romania

Juridic TV, the first Romanian theme channel focused on legal issues will premiere in February. The channel, financed by local law firm Coltuc (www.coltuc.ro), will air 24 hours per day…
12-01-2010

Romania launches online film channel

MediaPro Interactiv (www.mpinteractiv.ro) has launched www.muvix.ro, the first Romanian pay-website with movies that can be watched online.
11-01-2010

Romania's new minister of culture promises more film funding

Romania's new minister of culture, Kelemen Hunor, will intervene in the government's 2009 annulment of a 4% tax on gambling profits directed to the Cinema Fund.
10-01-2010

PRODUCTION: Romanian Spring in early development

Romanian Spring, the first feature film from Romanian writer/director Anca Miruna Lăzărescu, is in development as a co-production from Romania, Czech Republic, and Germany.
17-12-2009

Romanian film channel plans March launch

Autentic Cinema TV received a green light from the National Audiovisual Council of Romania (www.cna.ro) on December 15, and prepares to air an all-Romanian programme of movies (240 anually) 24/7,…
16-12-2009

Romanians to launch TV channel in Moldova

Romanian media firm Realitatea Caţavencu will launch Publika TV, a news and business channel, in the Republic of Moldavia starting mid-February 2010.
14-12-2009

PRO TV delays new channel launch

PRO TV, the Romanian flagship station of Central European Media Enterprises (www.cetv-net.com), announced it will delay the launch of Acasă Clasic TV until 2010.
13-12-2009

Record of Romanian debuts in 2010

Romania anticipates a record year (post-1990) for debut films in 2010, with nine first features among the 17 scheduled for release. The majority of those films are coproductions.
08-12-2009

Radu Mihaileanu’s Concert sold in all territories

After reaching the number one spot in French distribution, Concert by Romanian born director Radu Mihaileanu has been sold to all territories.
07-12-2009

Romania skips grant funding in 2009

The National Centre for Cinema (www.cncinema.abt.ro) will not distribute film production funds in 2009, since no grants competion has been organised this year.
18-11-2009

Francesca approved for Italian distribution

The Civil Court of Rome has rejected the request by Alessandra Mussolini to ban Bobby Păunescu's film Francesca in Italy.
16-11-2009

PRODUCTION: : If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle in postproduction

The first feature of Romanian director Florin Şerban, If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle, will wrap postproduction in Sweden in December.
11-11-2009

Obituary: Gheorghe Dinică

One of the acclaimed and most loved Romanian actors, Gheorghe Dinică, died November 10, 2009, age 75, after a generalised infection.
10-11-2009

PRODUCTION: Radu Muntean films Tuesday after Christmas

Romanian filmmaker Radu Muntean began shooting Tuesday after Christmas /Marţi după Crăciun, a contemporary story about a married couple on the verge of breaking-up, on November 9.
09-11-2009

Grant support for TIFF-Cluj

Transilvania Film Festival TIFF Cluj-Napoca (www.tiff.ro) will get the biggest film festival grant from the National Centre for Cinema for 2010: 160,500 euro (690,000 RON).
03-11-2009

Romanian film funding to decrease

The Romanian Cinema Fund might be reduced by 40% in 2010 due to a new law exempting casinos and gambling from contributing, along with a decrease in monies from TV…
02-11-2009

Whistleblower begins filming at MediaPro Studios

The Whistelblower, Larysa Kondracki's feature debut starring Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave, David Straitharn and Nikolaj Lie Kaas, started filming at MediaPro Studios (www.mediaprostudios.com) in Bucharest on October 26.
28-10-2009