Central European Media Enterprises, which owns the largest television network in Eastern Europe, has been hit by drastically reduced ad spending in the first quarter of this year.
Karlovy Vary Film Festival has gotten behind a promising regional showcase of Slovak, Hungarian and Croatian features as competish pics, alongside reps of Korea's and Iran's new waves.
The Czech Republic's annual Pilsen Finale festival for domestic pics honored Maria Prochazkova's "Who Is Afraid of the Wolf" on Friday, capping a week that witnessed the continued growth of regional…
Time Warner has snapped up 31% of Ronald Lauder's Central European Media Enterprises for a reported $241.5 million.
Prague's One World fest, Europe's principal film event dedicated to honoring human rights, conferred its top kudo Thursday on "Below Sea Level," Gianfranco Rosi's docu on California/Mexican border…
Good luck proved in ample supply in Bulgaria Saturday, as the 13th Sofia fest came off without a hitch despite major economic jitters roiling Eastern Europe.
Czech film bizzers honored Petr Zelenka for his adaptation of a hit Prague stage play, "The Karamazovs," on Saturday, naming it best pic while Zelenka took home the best director kudo and pic also…
The Czech Republic's Stillking Films and Hungary's Pioneer Pictures have set up P.S. Films to co-produce and service pics in Budapest, taking advantage of Hungary's bar-setting 20% tax break for…
It's not unusual to spot scouts from Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Karlovy Vary, Moscow, Sarajevo and Thessaloniki on the streets of Sofia in March. Each of them is hoping to get the edge on the next big…
Bulgaria's economy overall has been lagging since well before the global economic downturn, but its prime film event has managed to surf the troubled waters in style, Sofia fest topper Stefan Kitanov…
As Czech TV signals switch from analog to digital over the next two years, new players are hoping to parlay that change into subscribers. Yet few observers feel the new platforms are much of a threat…