Poland has the most robust pic production sector in the former East bloc, thanks in large part to its film-funding system, based on taxes on tickets, distribs and TV revenues.
Romania continues to draw resourceful producers in need of dramatic backdrops and affordable crews -- and to its credit, it draws shoots such as MPCA projects "William & Kate: A Royal Love Story" and…
Czech industryites are concerned after actioner "Die Hard 5" opted not to shoot in Prague because of flaws in the film incentive system.
Poland's Warsaw Film Festival wrapped Saturday, following nine days of screenings and markets in which the impact of Europe's economic crisis was acutely felt.
Estonia has submitted helmer Sulev Keedus' psychological character study "Letters to Angel" for consideration for foreign-lingo Oscar.
As Greek public servants shut down cities with strikes to protest the belt-tightening sweeping the country, the film business has joined in the chorus of malcontent.
Macedonia has selected as its Oscar foreign-lingo entry Vladimir Blazevski's "Punk's Not Dead," a scrappy road movie that evokes the same fiercely independent spirit that typifies this small Balkan…
PRAGUE -- Slovenia has chosen Janez Burger's "Silent Sonata" (aka "Circus Fantasticus"), which took top honors at the country's national film fest, as its submission for the foreign-lingo Oscar.
PRAGUE -- Croatia has submitted helmer-scribe Danilo Serbedzija's "72 Days" as its Oscar foreign-language entry, opting for a small-town comedy that centers on family loyalty, the strains of poverty…
Growth intensifies TV animation biz in Eastern Europe
Greece's Thessaloniki Film Festival, slated for Nov. 4-13, will screen tributes to American indie producer-helmer Sara Driver, Danish new wave filmmaker Ole Christian Madsen, Italo helmer-scribe…