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…
Incentives for foreign productions are fine but don't count on them to revive business.
The Czech Republic's most feted fest, Karlovy Vary, kicks off Friday, hitting the high notes with helmer Scott Cooper presenting "Crazy Heart" in the elegant spa town that serves as headquarters.
Russia is getting serious about co-productions, with changes in the way public money is channeled to filmmakers making international cooperation more attractive.
Midnight madness continues to rage at Karlovy Vary with Ozploitation, a joyfully low-brow basket of Australian cult, horror and teen sex pics of the 1970s and 1980s, for the fest's 45th edition.