PRODUCTION: Scapegoat goes into Postproduction

ISTANBUL: Scapegoat, a slapstick comedy expected to rival the success of the 2009 Turkish box office hit Recep Ivedik (4.5 million admissions), is completing postproduction. A $1 million production by Medya Muhendisi (www.medyamuhendisi.com), Scapegoat is based on a short video clip called ‘Gunah Kecisi' (Scapegoat) that first gained popularity three years ago, about an ex-porn star who wants to change his life and to become a business manager.

09-01-2011

PRODUCTION: Lea and Darija Completes Filming

Branko Ivanda finished the last day of shooting on his feature film Lea and Darija on 12 December 2010. The film is a drama with biographical elements about two child film stars from Zagreb in the late 1930's, Lea Deutsch and Darija Gasteiger.

17-12-2010

PRODUCTION: Bromski Crime drama in Postproduction

Jacek Bromski, one of the most popular Polish filmmakers goes back to crime genre with his new film Entanglement.

16-12-2010

PRODUCTION: Hřebejk drama Innocence Sets Release Date

Czech director Jan Hrebejk is completing post-production on Innocence, a criminal psychdrama written by his longtime collaborator Petr Jarchovsky. Post-production is taking place in Prague. Slovak producer Rudolf Biermann of Infilm announced a January 20 release date.

16-12-2010

PRODUCTION: Jiří Vejdělek Starts Men in Hope in January

Czech director Jiří Vejdělek, whose latest comedy Women in Temptation (produced by Falcon, www.falcon.cz) was the most successful Czech domestic movie of 2010 with over 1.2 million viewers, is completing preproduction on a new film. The dark comedy Men in Hope, called a "free sequel" to his recent film, starts shooting on 8 January 2011, Vejdělek announced on Monday.

13-12-2010

PRODUCTION: Ileana in Development

BUCHAREST: Eva Pervolovici is in development with her first feature, Ileana, the story of a young and innocent girl who decides to infiltrate the ghetto in order to save her boyfriend by leading the police to another drug smuggler. She is helped in her adventure by a local guy who falls in love with her.

08-12-2010

PRODUCTION: Flying Blind in Preproduction

Polish director Andrzej Jakimowski is currently casting Flying Blind, his follow up to Tricks, in Germany, the UK and France for a spring shoot in Lisbon. The film is a co-production between KMBO (France), Filmes do Tejo (Portugal), ZAiR (Poland) and Film and Music Entertainment (UK).

06-12-2010

Cherkess Kick Starts Jordanian Film Industry

When the Royal Film Commission of Jordan wanted to put Jordan on the map both as an international shooting location and to open a window of opportunity for local filmmakers they invited internationally known novelist and scriptwriter Mohydeen Quandour to Jordan. The result was the film Cherkess.

05-12-2010

PRODUCTION: The End of Rain in development

Director/writer Alex Rotaru is in development with his first feature film, The End of Rain, focusing on the culture clash and conflict between generations and inspired by his own experience as a Romanian imigrant in the United States. The film will be shot in English in the United States for 21 days in 2011.

02-12-2010

PRODUCTION: Gabrea in Development with Lindenfeld

Radu Gabrea (Gruber's Journey, The Beheaded Rooster) is currently in development with the long docu-drama The Last Days of Ceauşescu (planned for shooting starting February 2011) and is also developing a long feature based on the novel Lindenfeld by the Romanian writer Ioan T. Morar.

29-11-2010