Greek art has always thrived under adversity, according to the Thessaloniki Film Festival prexy, and the 1,700 screenings at the org's market prove the point.
The collapse of the government of Prime Minister George Papandreou -- the latest twist in the Greek euro debt crisis -- doesn't seem to faze local film industryites.
The Thessaloniki Film Festival kicks off today as Greece wrestles with its decision to accept an $18 billion bailout from the EU rather than go broke and face expulsion from the eurozone.
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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.