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.
An economic crisis spurs co-productions and shared resources
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…
Vaclav Havel wove theater into revolution, leading the charge to peacefully bring down communism in a regime he ridiculed as "Absurdistan" and proving the power of the people to overcome totalitarian…
Michael Di Jiacomo's "Somewhere Tonight," starring John Turturro, took home top audience honors at the second edition of the American Film Fest, Poland's emerging festival dedicated to U.S. indies…
Greek art has always thrived under adversity, according to the Thessaloniki Film Festival prexy, and the 1,700 screenings at the org's market prove the point.
The collapse of the government of Prime Minister George Papandreou -- the latest twist in the Greek euro debt crisis -- doesn't seem to faze local film industryites.
The Thessaloniki Film Festival kicks off today as Greece wrestles with its decision to accept an $18 billion bailout from the EU rather than go broke and face expulsion from the eurozone.
PRAGUE -- The death of a stuntman and the serious injury of a second while shooting actioner "The Expendables 2" in Bulgaria has prompted a rumor storm in the local press.