Mediterranean films dominated the Thessaloniki docu fest's 14th edition, which wrapped Saturday with top aud honors for Angelos Kovotsos' Greek folkmusic road movie "Encardia, the Dancing Stone."
PRAGUE -- Czech tough-guy thesp Karel Roden will play mad Nazi scientist Viktor in "Frankenstein's Army," a Gothic WWII fantasy shooting near Karlovy Vary.
PRAGUE -- The Czech Parliament is moving forward on a bill that will force terrestrial TV companies to contribute to a fund for local film, ending years of stubborn resistance from the webs.
PRAGUE -- Debut helmer Zdenek Jirasky's "Flower Buds" won best picture, director, actor for Vladimir Javorsky and cinematography at the Czech Republic's Czech Lions film awards in Prague on Saturday.
An economic crisis spurs co-productions and shared resources
Love stories, war movies, short pics and Angelina Jolie's directorial debut are set to unspool
Producers from the former Eastern Bloc keep a sharp eye on Berlin's European Film Market, they say, because it tends to be a bellwether of how sales will go for the rest of the year.
PRAGUE -- HBO has greenlit miniseries "Horici ker" (Burning Bush), about a hero of the 1968-69 Prague Spring, to be helmed by Agnieszka Holland.
Mokra Gora, Serbia -- Tyro Spanish filmmaker Fernando Pomares' true crime documentary, "Alto Sauce," won the top prize at helmer Emir Kusturica's 5th Kustendorf Film Festival.
Andrzej Wajda likes to quote Lech Walesa when describing why he is making a film about his lifelong friend, who led Polish dockworkers in challenging the Soviet Union, eventually bringing on the fall…