Archive for category Czech Republic

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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Czech Republic supports film industry

Since 2010, the Czech Republic has been supporting filmmakers with millions of euros each year.  Fortunately, despite scepticism expressed by certain politicians in the first years of the newly institutionalised program of incentives, the money available each year continually rose.  In 2014, a record-breaking CZK 800 million (USD 38 million[1]) was assigned to the program. […]

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