Archive for category Czech Republic

Poland’s Pending Incentives Escalate Rebate Arms Race in Region

By WILL TIZARD Poland’s pending film incentives law, offering filmmakers both foreign and domestic 30% cash back on production spends, has been the subject of intense scrutiny of late. Polish producers, who have been at a disadvantage in a region of Europe where others have long had incentives, are concerned that Poland’s package be competitive, […]

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How Czech Prime Minister Plans to Boost Nation’s International Film Productions

Ed Meza KARLOVY VARY — While the Czech Republic remains an attractive location for international feature film and, increasingly, TV series production, it is facing tough competition from other European countries. Boosting the nation’s prospects in the international film sector has become a key issue for the government of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, who recently visited […]

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Czech Republic’s Barrandov Studio Lives Up to Its legacy

For 85 years, the largest and oldest film studio in Europe, located on the Barrandov Hills, has towered above Prague like a beacon to filmmakers. Its founders were brothers, Milos and Vaclav Havel, who built their own factory for dreams on this spot at the start of the 1930s. And as the heart of Europe got caught […]

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