Czech fest G.M. Biermann may now be checking out

Management styles clash

PRAGUE — The Karlovy Vary Festival looks poised to ax general manager Rudolf Biermann.

Fest president Jiri Bartoska and Biermann found they had conflicting management styles when the two teamed up to produce “All My Dear Ones,” which bowed in Prague last month. Bartoska co-financed as well as co-starred in the film.

Lawyers are said to be working out final details, which would see Bartoska buy out Biermann’s half stake in Film Service, the jointly owned company which provides services to the festival.

The parties are to meet Monday, and confirmation could come within days. It is unclear whether Biermann would have any future role with the festival.

Filus on top

His departure would leave production manager Ivan Filus in the top management slot, with Bartoska continuing as president and Eva Zaoralova staying on artistic director.

Bartoska and Zaoralova have been with Karlovy Vary since 1994; Biermann came on board in 1995. The three revived the dying festival, turning it into one of the biggest events on the Czech calendar.

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