Czech film bizzers are scrambling to assure foreign producers that the country's incentives are alive and well, despite an unexpected veto by the president, Vaclav Klaus, on Monday.
Central European Media Enterprises, in which Time Warner has a 49.9% stake, saw a 15.3% drop in net revenues to $140 million for the quarter ending Sept. 30, it reported Wednesday.
Keenly aware that U.S. productions these days are "a rarity indeed," Poland founded its Film Commission in February to focus on remedying the problem, says commission topper Aleksandra Szczerbak.
Hungary gained a leg up on its old Eastern Bloc and Austro-Hungarian Empire neighbors nearly a decade ago when it launched the region's first tax-incentive scheme for film producers.
PRAGUE -- Europe's top cinematography fest, Plus Camerimage, has announced its competish line-up, topped by Ben Affleck's "Argo," lensed by Rodrigo Prieto, and Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master,"…
Russians and Poles are joining forces to generate heat for film from Eastern Europe, as auds at splashy events in Moscow and Warsaw could see this past week.
PRAGUE -- Poland's third American Film Festival will host six U.S. indie pics at its works-in-progress session, including Matt Porterfield's "I Used to Be Darker."
ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN -- In the place where Sergei Eisenstein once created agitprop for Stalin to help inspire the Russian effort to beat back the Nazis, Kazakhfilm studios has put $7 million into "Myn…
PRAGUE -- The Czech Republic has submitted David Ondricek's '50s-set political thriller "In the Shadow of the Horse" for Oscar foreign language consideration.
PRAGUE -- Romania has entered helmer Cristian Mungiu's Cannes award winner "Beyond the Hills" into the race for foreign language Oscar.
PRAGUE -- Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas has rejected a plea to expand the country's film production incentives even as he acknowledges they help the local economy.