Ron Lauder-owned Central European Media Enterprises has consolidated its control of Czech broadcasting, with its subsidiary, Vilja, registered in a Prague court as the owner of CET 21, the license…
The former Eastern bloc's biggest media conglom, Ron Lauder's Central European Media Enterprises, saw lower-than-expected losses for the first half of 2006, while revenues rose 71% to $276.34 million.
Slovakia has just wrapped its biggest-budgeted feature ever, an epic by local standards. It's the Gothic historic tale of Elizabeth of Bathory, a notorious countess of Renaissance Europe whom helmer…
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A new film revealing the private thoughts and backroom dealings of iconic Czech ex-president Vaclav Havel, who lead the Velvet Revolution in 1989, is finally ready for viewing, says documaker…
Director Laurie Collyer's "Sherrybaby" on Saturday scored a Crystal Globe for best film at the Karlovy Vary fest. Pic is the first U.S. film to win outright (another, "Salt of the Earth," tied for…
Danny Huston, who recently wrapped a role as Orson Welles in Oliver Parker's "Fade to Black" in Italy, partied with Brit helmer John Irvin at the Karlovy Vary fest's Variety Critics' Choice: Europe…
Czech filmmakers celebrated at the Karlovy Vary festival following the government's decision to beef up state funding for the biz.
Karlovy Vary, the Czech Republic's main film event, got off to a typically off-beat start Friday night: acrobats in tailcoats bounding from trampolines entertained the crowd before the world preem of…
Can the Czech biz keep the resurgent U.K. production sector at bay and hang on to the $300 million it earns each year from foreign shoots? When London-based Eon Prods. decided to shoot much of the…
The general election in the Czech Republic in June produced a hung parliament, and while the stalemate between right and left has left many pieces of legislation in limbo, a bill triggering extra…
Czech helmer Jiri Menzel on Wednesday wrapped his first feature in 12 years, "I Served the King of England," after shooting 66 days in 25 locations in the Czech Republic.