Czech industryites say they are worried that the slowly returning tide of foreign productions could fall off again if politicos don't pony up more coin for incentives.
The showbiz infrastructure is well-developed in the Czech Republic, which has the highest GDP per capita of the former Soviet Bloc states.
Incentives give sophisticated production community a boost with overseas and regional producers
Domestic Film DAILY
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$5.8M Cumulative:$281.2M Disney -16.98%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$3.7M Cumulative:$166.3M Paramount Pictures -21.00%
If I Stay
If I Stay3Daily:$2.5M Cumulative:$32.3M Warner Brothers / New Line -25.19%
To the European film industry, the name Barrandov signifies something different from what it may to Stateside producers -- even for those who have shot here.
"We're doing business as usual" -- that's the message from Barrandov CEO Radomir Docekal amid rumors that the Czech film studio's sale to little-known Canadian investment group Kodiak is dead.