Egyptian epic Agora to shoot in Malta

Principal photography begins Monday (March 17) in Malta on the big-budget historical Egyptian epic Agora by Academy Award-winner Alejandro Amenábar. The shoot on location in Malta will take about 15…
13-03-2008

World War II film review in Warsaw

The Museum of Polish History is holding a review of 21 documentaries relating to various aspects of World War II. Polish radio quoted a museum spokesman as saying the festival…
13-03-2008

Tricks takes yet another prize

Tricks by Polish director Andrzej Jakimowski has won the Knight Grand Jury Prize for best foreign film at the Miami Film Festival, Polish Radio's external service reported. Released in 2007,…
12-03-2008

Latest Ken Loach film opens in Poland

The latest film by Ken Loach, It's a Free World, about the exploitation of Poles and other immigrant workers in the UK, has opened in Poland. The film was shot…
12-03-2008

Hungarian New Wave directors on webTV

Hungary's New Wave directors, seeking a way to counter declining film admissions, have launched a webTV site (www.madzagtv.hu) to get their films before a wider audience. Eight directors and three…
11-03-2008

Trials in Poland for digital mobile TV

Trial broadcasts of 12 programmes from public broadcaster TVP and private broadcasters TVN and Polsat are under way in Warsaw, according to the Krakow-based research and consulting firm PMR Ltd.…
11-03-2008

G.I. Joe to shoot at Barrandov

Prague´s Barrandov Studio a.s. (www.barrandov.cz ) announced on Monday a $170 million film based on the action commando toy and comic-book hero G.I. Joe will be shot starting in May.…
10-03-2008

Estonian biopic travels to Russia

Georg, a biopic about the legendary Estonian singer and Soviet film star Georg Ots, opened in Russian cinemas over the weekend. The most expensive Estonian film ever made, it cost…
10-03-2008

Animated film Princess of the Sun shows competitive edge for Hungary

Hungary proved to have the competitive advantage in landing the animation work for Princess of the Sun, a €5.5 million French-Belgian-Hungarian co-production that was recently presented in Hungary at a…
09-03-2008

Polish government to drop radio-TV license fees

The Polish government has announced plans to discontinue compulsory television and radio licence fees. The ruling centre-right Civic Platform party had said it favoured the move last autumn when it…
09-03-2008

A cinema for documentaries opens in Budapest

A cinema for documentaries opened in Budapest this week. The DocuArt project is a comprehensive film distribution concept that aims to increase cooperative efforts within the documentary film industry as…
07-03-2008

Cyfrowy Polska may list globally

Digital TV platform Cyfrowy Polsat, which plans to list on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, is considering a global offer as well, but is waiting to decide until the markets stabilise,…
06-03-2008

Famed Polish actor Gustaw Holoubek dies

Renowned Polish actor on both stage and screen Gustaw Holoubek died on March 6 at the age of 85. Holoubek acted in more than 50 films for cinema and television.…
06-03-2008

New Michalek film opens in Czech Republic

A new film by Vladimír Michálek, Of Parents and Children, a poetic comedy about an aging father and his middle-aged son who have little in common,opened Thursday (March 6) in…
05-03-2008

Big-budget adventure co-production filming at Barrandov

Solomon Kane, an adventure-fantasy film by director Michael J. Bassett set in the 16th Century, is shooting at Barrandov Studios in Prague. The film is budgeted at more than $45…
05-03-2008

Zanussi starts shooting Polish-Ukrainian project

Shooting began Wednesday on a new film by renowned Polish director Krzysztof Zanussi called A Heart in Your Hand. It's the first Polish-Ukrainian co-production since the two countries signed a…
05-03-2008

Brazilian coprod Budapest filming in Hungary (update)

Prominent Brazilian cinematographer Walter Carvalho's €2.45 million directorial debut Budapest is about midway through four weeks of filming in the Hungarian capital after completing a 17-day shoot in Rio de…
04-03-2008

Sofia IFF features Russia, Holland (update)

The 12th Sofia International Film Festival, to be held March 6-12, will focus on the cinemas of two nations - Russia and the Netherlands, the organizers announced on Feb. 27.…
04-03-2008

CME closes offer of $425 milliion in senior notes (update)

Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., which owns broadcast properties in six Central and East European countries, on March 10 closed its offering of $425 million in senior convertible notes. The…
04-03-2008

New Hungarian government initiative against piracy

The former CEO of a top Hungarian distributor, Andras Kalman, has returned to his former position as executive of the Hungarian Foundation of Public Interest for Copyright Protection of Audiovisual…
03-03-2008