Romanian and Greek pics won big at the 51st Thessaloniki Film Festival, which wrapped Saturday in the port city's Olympic Theater.
A driving force in shaping the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, artistic director Eva Zaoralova is passing the post onto program director Karel Och, a nine-year fest vet.
Under new leadership, a trimmer, more focused Thessaloniki Film Festival will open with Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" on Dec. 3.
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No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Daily:$1.2M Cumulative:$28.9M Sony / Screen Gems -35.29%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$586,451 Cumulative:$307.9M Disney -24.71%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 23Daily:$506,166 Cumulative:$17.6M Warner Brothers -28.02%
The Czech Republic's long-awaited production incentives system has given the country a decisive edge in reviving both foreign and domestic shoots.
Czech screenwriter Jiri Krizan, a former dissident and collaborator of Vaclav Havel's, died of a heart attack Oct. 13 in Branky, Czech Republic.
The Warsaw Film Festival will toast an upbeat year -- with a record number of Polish pics produced -- at its gala opening Friday.
Jan Hrebejk's "Kawasaki's Rose" has been selected as the Czech Republic's contender for the foreign pic Oscar.
One cloud over the future of Czech film incentives has lifted with an announcement by the new administration that it plans to keep them rolling out next year to the tune of $18.4 million.
American film-school students have been known to complain that their professors have little to offer in the way of practical experience.
The Czech Republic's newly passed production incentives seem to be proving their worth.