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.
Czech producers lobby to protect a key source of coin -- advertising on pubcaster Czech TV.
Up until fall of Berlin Wall, most state TV aired shows intended to calm and distract viewers.
With typical diffidence, Vaclav Havel waited until everyone else got their freedom before taking his share.
Czech producers say foreign filmmakers have just six months to take advantage of the country's new production incentives.
The 45th Karlovy Vary Film Festival wrapped Saturday with praises for Eastern European film and a Crystal Globe for film for Spanish helmer Agusti Vila's ensembler "The Mosquito Net" at the closing…