Six of the productions distributed by Prorom are now
available on the VOD platform of the Happy Cinema network: Play.HappyCinema.ro!
The Blockbuster After, the comedies Who's That Granny and Nicky Larson, the thrillers Serenity and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile and the horror Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark are all available on the cinema platform.
The After movie franchise celebrated one year anniversary since the first movie was released in theaters!
To honor the big day over the weekend (April 12), the After Twitter account shared a new clip of stars Hero Fiennes-Tiffin and Josephine Langford.
On Sunday afternoon, there was a global Twitter watch-along of the movie, (which is currently available on DVD) as well as fan Q&As with Shane Paul McGhie, who plays Landon, and Samuel Larsen, who plays Zed.
The After team also posted never-before-seen pictures from the set of After featuring leads Hero Fiennes-Tiffin (Hardin), Josephine Langford (Tessa), as well as Shane and author Anna Todd.
Hero and Samuel also shared special anniversary posts on social media. Hero re-posted a photo from the After premiere back in 2019 on his Instagram Story, writing, "Crazy how it's been a whole year! So grateful for everything. P.S. We ain't done yet!".
Prorom movies are now available on Vodafone TV! You can see them now from the comfort of your home!
Vodafone TV is the newest Vodafone service and offers access to quality content for the whole family, through the Vodafone TV mobile app, available for Android and iOS.
The Cinema option encompasses all kinds of films, for all tastes: from blockbusters, Romanian movies and independent films awarded at festivals, comedy series or dedicated TV channels.
In addition, with the Premium Option you have access to all movies and TV series, content for children, documentaries, as well as more TV channels.
Here are some of the over 100 Prorom titles available on Vodafone TV: The Brits are Coming, Taxi 5, Home Again, The Commuter, 24 Hours to Live, Fading Gigolo, Loving Pablo, Better Living Through Chemistry, Mia and the White Lion, Love is All You Need.
Cannes Film Festival 2020 Postponed Over Coronavirus Concerns
The Cannes Film Festival will no longer take place during the scheduled dates of May 12-23, 2020 and will instead be postponed till late June.
Here it is the official Press release of the Cannes International Film Festival:
“At this time of global health crisis, our thoughts go to the victims of the COVID-19 and we express our solidarity with all of those who are fighting the disease.
Today, we have made the following decision: The Festival de Cannes cannot be held on the scheduled dates, from May 12 to 23. Several options are considered in order to preserve its running, the main one being a simple postponement, in Cannes, until the end of June-beginning of July, 2020.
As soon as the development of the French and international health situation will allow us to assess the real possibility, we will make our decision known, in accordance with our ongoing consultation with the French Government and Cannes City Hall as well as with the Festival's Board Members, Film industry professionals and all the partners of the event.
In the meantime, the Festival de Cannes lends its vocal support to all of those who firmly call on everyone to respect the general lockdown, and ask to show solidarity in these difficult times for the entire world.
Lassie Come Home – Now in Romanian and Hungarian cinemas!
Lassie, the most famous dog in film history, is back on cinema screens this weekend. The heartwarming story of the inseparable friendship between a boy and his Collie dog is based on the wellknown original novel by Eric Knight. The movie is directed by Hanno Olderdissen.
Twelve-year-old Florian and his beloved collie Lassie are inseparable and best friends. When Florian's father loses his job, the family has to move into a smaller flat - no dogs allowed.
Florian is devastated and has to give Lassie away. Lassie is placed in the hands of Count von Sprengel, who travels to the North Sea with her and his exuberant granddaughter Priscilla (12).
When the count's mean caretaker starts treating Lassie badly, she takes the opportunity to escape and begins an adventurous journey across Germany, always in search of Flo.
But Lassie is not the only one who has set off on a journey. Flo also can't stand it any longer and starts looking for his dog. The two can't be beaten that easy!
Flo's best friend is his Collie Lassie. When his family is forced to give the dog away, Flo is heartbroken. But Lassie isn’t easily separated from Flo and embarks on an adventurous journey across Germany, a journey back to her beloved friend Flo.
The heartwarming story of this indestructible friendship will resonate not only with pet lovers, but also with those who have not forgotten to be children.
Prorom will release Lassie Come Home in Romanian and Hungarian cinemas starting March 13th.
The Song of Names, the new movie by director François Girard starring Tim Roth and Clive Owen had a Gala Premiere in Hungary on 21st of January, in Urania Cinema.
Over 250 Guest were present at this event, hosted by the famous Dorka Gyarfas. Among the guests there was the producer Robert Lantos who welcomed the guests with a few words about the movie and its creation.
Several famous Hungarian movie industry related people were present at this event, for example Kristóf Deák who is an Oscar-winner director or Csaba Káel - the Hungarian film director, CEO of Müpa Budapest and CEO of the National Film Institute Hungary.
One of the actors / musicians from the movie - Zoltán Schwarz (violin) took the stage and performed a song from the movie.
After the screening there were some interviews and an afterparty for the crew and the celebrities present at this event.
The Song of Names (titled in Hungary A nevek dala) will have its premiere in Hungary on 6th of February, distributed by Big Bang Media – A Prorom Company.
Foto (left to right): Tibor Krsko (Businessman), Robert Lantos (Producer of the movie) and Csaba Káel (CEO of the National Film Institute Hungary).
Night Shift – World premiere at this year’s Berlinale
The Berlin Film Festival has added a world premiere - special screening of Anne Fontaine’s Night Shift (Police), starring Omar Sy and Virginie Efira.
This year marks the 70th edition of Berlin International Film Festival and will be take place from 20th February to 1st March 2020.
The Berlin Film Festival and European Film Market (EFM - a film trade fair held simultaneously to the Berlinale) - are attended by around 20,000 professionals from over 130 countries. More than 4200 journalists produce media coverage in over 110 countries.
Based on a novel by Hugo Boris, Night Shift (Police) focuses on three Parisian police officers charged with driving a stranger back to the border. However, Virginie (Efira) realizes their prisoner will most likely be killed upon return to his country and so goes about attempting to convince her fellow officers to release him.
The protagonists of Night Shift, Anne Fontaine’s new film, with Omar Sy playing a dramatic role, are torn between desires and fears.
Along with Sy, Virginie Efira and Grégory Gadebois complete a trio of policemen and - women who represent a fascinating cross-section of French society.
Prorom will release Night Shift in 2020 in Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia.
Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson and Maggie Q will film in Romania the action-thriller The Asset
At the beginning of next year, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson and Maggie Q will film in Romania The Asset, directed by Martin Campbell, known for directing action films like GoldenEye, Casino Royale, Vertical Limit or The Mask of Zorro.
Written by Richard Wenk (The Equalizer, Renegades, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back), the film is the story of two assassins (Keaton and Maggie Q) in direct competition, assassins who hold secrets from the Vietnam War. When one of their mentors is killed, they have to make a compromise alliance to return to Vietnam to discover the criminal.
The Asset has a team of very famous producers, people who have been behind some of the most successful action films of recent years: Moshe Diamant (Hurricane Heist), Rob Van Norden (Rambo, Last Blood) and Arthur Sarkissian (Rush Hour).
Director Martin Campbell begin the pre-production in Romania. The local production is coordinated by Frame Film.
Filming will begin on January 8, 2020 and will take place over 10 weeks in Bucharest, at various locations in the center of the capital, with production moving then for one week to London and one to Vietnam.
Prorom will release The Asset in Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia.
After wins Drama Movie of 2019 at The E! People’s Choice Awards
Writer Anna Todd was awarded the People’s Choice trophy on Sunday November 10th during the star-studded ceremony at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangers.
The 2019 E! People's Choice Awards were a night to remember as Hollywood's biggest celebrities from TV, movies, music and pop culture took to the stage to accept their trophies.
The fans submitted over one billion votes during this year's PCAs voting period and it's finally time to reveal the 2019 winners list! (full list here).
Among the winners were: Pink (People's Champion Award), Gwen Stefani (Fashion Icon Award) and Jennifer Aniston (People's Icon of 2019).
Anna Todd’s After movie took home the Trophy for Drama Movie of 2019. In the same category, alongside After other successful films were nominated: Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood, Rocketman, Five Feet Apart, Glass, Us, Triple Frontier and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.
After We Collided, the sequel to the smash hit After, starring Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin and Dylan Sprouse is currently in post-production and will be released by Prorom in 2020 in Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Slovakia.
Horror Legend Guillermo Del Toro Finally Received His Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star
The beloved Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro received his Star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Tuesday, August 6, following an illustrious and successful career spanning over 3 decades.
The Oscar-winning creative behind movies like Hellboy, Pacific Rim, Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water, and Crimson Peak (plus many, many others) received the 2,669th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at a ceremony presided over by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Rana Ghadban, director J.J. Abrams, and singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey.
Ted Danson, Issa López, Ron Perlman (Hellboy himself!), Elliott Gould, Mary Steenburgen, Clifton Collins Jr., Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark director André Øvredal and the film's cast, and more were among the celebrity attendees come to honor the creative.
Beloved by critics and fans alike, del Toro has established himself as one of the most popular directors of our time.
He was born on October 9, 1964, in Guadalajara, Mexico, and became interested in filmmaking from a very early age—as young as 8 years old.
He was driven by a passion for creating stories and monsters that sprung from his fertile imagination, which is patently obvious when you watch pretty much any of his films. From dark fantasy (Pan's Labyrinth) to action-packed sci-fi (Pacific Rim), his films are captivating for both adults and children all around the world.
The ceremony came at a good time too, just three days before the release of the horror film Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the latest project in which del Toro was involved (as a producer and screenwriter).
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will open on August 9, 2019 in the US.
Prorom will release the movie in the Czech Republic and Slovakia on August 16 and Romania on August 23. In Hungary the horror will have its premiere on November 28.
We finally have a “captain” at the helm of After We Collided - the second, much anticipated sequel to After movie.
Director Roger Kumble will be taking the lead behind the camera, and his resume is something of cult classic movie magic!
Kumble made his feature-film-directorial debut with 1999’s Sony Pictures box-office hit, Cruel Intentions, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair. His screenplay transposed the French novel Dangerous Liaisons to modern New York.
He followed with the Sony Pictures comedy The Sweetest Thing, starring Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Jason Bateman and Thomas Jane, and New Line Cinema’sJust Friends, starring Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris and Amy Smart.
He also directed Martin Lawrence, Raven-Symoné and Donny Osmond in Disney’s successful family-comedy College Road Trip.
Most recently, he has directed episodes of the television series Entourage, Suits, Pretty Little Liars, Revenge and Ringer starring Cruel Intentions actors Sarah Michelle Gellar and Sean Patrick Thomas.
After We Collided, the sequel to blockbuster After will start shooting soon, and the cast include Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Josephine Langford, Selma Blair.
Prorom will release After We Collided in 2020 in the following territories: Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia.
Hero Fiennes Tiffin Received 2019 Ischia Breakout Actor Of The Year Award
Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, the star of After movie received the Ischia Breakout Actor Of The Year Award at this year Ischia Global Film & Music Festival.
The 2019 Ischia Global Film & Music Fest took place from 14th to 21nd July in Ischia, Italy.
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian, at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples, about 30 kilometres (19 miles) from the city of Naples.
It is almost entirely mountainous, with the highest peak being Mount Epomeo at 788 meters (2,585 feet).The island has a population of over 60,000 people.
Hero Beauregard Faulkner Fiennes-Tiffin is an English actor and model best known for his role as Hardin Scott in the film After.
Previously, he appeared as the 11-year-old Tom Riddle, the young version of antagonist Lord Voldemort (played in the films by his uncle, Ralph Fiennes), in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, the sixth installment of the Harry Potter films.
He is currently preparing for filming on the second part of the After series, After We Collided.
Guillermo del Toro & Andre Ovredal Bringing Scary Stories to San Diego Comic-Con
As studios have begun announcing their lineups at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, it has been revealed that Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) and Andre Øvredal (Trollhunter) are bringing their upcoming adaptation of the classic horror novel series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark to the convention.
The duo will team up for a Master Class on scary storytelling on July 20 and will give fans an exclusive look at the upcoming adaptation of the novels, including how they brought Stephen Gammell’s terrifying illustrations to life on the big screen.
The Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book series was first published during the 1980s, written / adapted from folklore by Alvin Schwartz and gorily illustrated by Stephen Gammell. The film follows a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding the sudden and macabre deaths in their small town.
San Diego Comic-Con International is a multi-genre entertainment and comic convention held annually in San Diego, California, United States.
Originally showcasing primarily comic books and science fiction/fantasy related film, television, and similar popular arts, the convention has since included a larger range of pop culture and entertainment elements across virtually all genres, including horror, classic animation, anime, manga, toys, collectible card games, video games, webcomics, and fantasy novels.
Along with panels, seminars, and workshops with comic book professionals, there are previews of upcoming feature films. In 2010 and each year subsequently, it filled the San Diego Convention Center to capacity with more than 130,000 attendees.
In addition to drawing huge crowds, the event holds several Guinness World Records including the largest annual comic and pop culture festival in the world.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will open on August 9, 2019 in the US, in the Czech Republic and Slovakia on August 16 and Romania on August 23. In Hungary the horror will have its premiere on November 28.
Playmobil opened Annecy 2019 in the presence of the director Lino DiSalvo
Playmobil: The Movie had its world premiere at Annecy International Animated Film Festival in the presence of its director Lino DiSalvo and producer Aton Soumache.
The event was presented by Marcel Jean – the artistic director of Annecy Film Festival.
Annecy International Animation Film Festival was created in 1960 and takes place at the beginning of June in the town of Annecy, France. Initially occurring every two years, the festival became an annual event in 1998.
The festival is a competition between cartoon films of various techniques (animated drawings, cut-out papers, modelling clay, etc.) classified in various categories: features, shorts, TV and advertising and Student films.
The very first images of Playmobil: The Movie were already unveiled last year at Annecy, while the feature film was still in production.
This year, in its finalized version, and for its world premiere, Lino DiSalvo’s unique creation returned to the Annecy Festival and opened the festivities in the presence of producers and its director!
In Playmobil: The Movie, Marla is forced to abandon her carefully structured life to embark on an epic journey to find her younger brother Charlie who has disappeared into the vast and wondrous animated world of Playmobil toys.
Prorom will release Playmobil: The Movie in Slovakia (August 29th), Czech Republic (September 12th), Bulgaria (September 20th), Hungary (September 26th) and Romania (September 27th).
Prorom secures the rights for Operation Mincemeat in Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Hungary
Operation Mincemeat, a buzzy World War II drama that stars Colin Firth, has sold out international territories at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Warner Bros. has picked up several key markets, as has Central and Eastern European distributor Prorom.
The film reunites Firth with John Madden, his Shakespeare in Love director. FilmNation Entertainment and Cross City Films were overseeing sales of the picture.
The See Saw Films and Cohen Media Group production boasts a script by Michelle Ashford (The Pacific, John Adams) and adapts a Ben Macintyre book of the same name. The movie will go into pre-production later this year.
“We are delighted that Operation Mincemeat has captured the imagination of distributors all over the world at Cannes,” said See-Saw Films co-managing directors Iain Canning and Emile Sherman, and Cohen Media Group chief Charles Cohen in a statement.
“FilmNation have been incredibly passionate about the combination of director John Madden, Michelle Ashford’s script and the cast we are assembling on this project. We are thrilled that so many great companies share their enthusiasm.”
The story unfolds in 1943, as the Allies prepare to launch an all-out assault on Nazi-dominated Europe. Two intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu (Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley, concoct a disinformation strategy, aimed at preventing their massive invasion force from being massacred by German soldiers and planes when they touch down on the continent.
Warner Bros. bought France, Germany, Italy, Benelux, Spain, and the U.K. Prorom has Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Romania, and Hungary.
One Nation, One King opened the French Film Festival in the presence of director Pierre Schoeller
The film One Nation, One King / Un Peuple et son Roi (directed by Pierre Schoeller) opened the French Film Festival on May 8 in Bucharest, in the presence of the director. The next day, Schoeller met with the audience in Cluj.
One Nation One King presents the intertwining fates of the historical figures, the men and the women of the 1789 French revolution. Their place of meeting is a newly formed National Assembly, where they have to decide what will be the fate of King Louis XVI and how to build the Republic... Freedom has a history!
At the XXIIIth edition, the French Film Festival in Romania takes place from 8 to 19 May, being organized this year for the first time in 13 cities with 146 screenings.
The audience is invited to discover a selection of 23 films, structured around the four sections: Competition of Young Directors, Panorama of French Films of the Year, Cahiers du Cinema Week and Retrospective Week.
Photo: The director Pierre Schoeller and the romanian film critic Irina Margareta Nistor at the opening of the French Film Festival in Romania. (Source of images: Facebook Cinema Elvire Popesco).
After: # 1 in Romania, Bulgaria and Czech Republic
Last weekend, Prorom released After in Romania and Bulgaria, and in both countries the much-anticipated adaptation of bestselling novels by Anna Todd took the weekend's top spot.
In Romania, After (released by Prorom and Ro Image) generated 48,120 admissions and took $ 215,980.
In Bulgaria, After (released by Prorom and BTV) was seen by 16,672 spectators and grossed $ 70,154.
Also, in the Czech Republic and Slovakia After had a great success at the box office: so far, it has been seen by 104,115 spectators. In Czech Republic, After took the # 1 spot this weekend - a really extraordinary performance - since last week premiered on third place. In Slovakia, After is currently ranked second. The total box office in these territories is $ 372,842.
In Hungary - After (released by Big Bang Media - a Prorom company), the first two weekend runs comprised over 61,047 admissions, after the 29.991 spectators had seen the film in the first weekend. Total revenue in Hungary is $ 301,089.
Worldwide, After brought in an estimated $ 48.6 million ($ 11,1 Domestic and $ 37,5 Internationally). The Buget was around $14 million.
In After, a young woman (Josephine Langford) falls for a guy (Hero Fiennes-Tiffin) with a dark secret and the two embark on a rocky relationship.
Bear McCreary is the official composer of Child’s Play
Chucky has a new best friend. BearMcCreary is the official composer of Child’s Play! Catch this sneak peek of the terrifying score, and don’t miss Child’s Play in theaters June 21 (US) and June 28 (Romania).
Bear McCreary (born February 17, 1979) is an American musician and composer of film, television, and video games scores based in Los Angeles, California.
He is best known for his work on the reimagined Battlestar Galactica television series and for the TV series Outlander, The Walking Dead, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Black Sails. He has also scored for the PlayStation 4 video game God of War.
Composer of: The Cloverfield Paradox, Happy Death Day, Happy Death Day 2U, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Black Sails, Colossal, I Still See You, Hell Fest, Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
McCreary won an Emmy for his main title of Da Vinci's Demons. His most recent Emmy nomination was in 2015 for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series for season one of Outlander.
World Premiere of Playmobil: The Movie at The Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2019
This year’s edition of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival (June 10-15) in France will open with the world premiere screening of Playmobil: The Movie, produced by ON Animation Studios in Montreal and based on the globally popular toy brand.
The film will be premiered at the opening ceremony at Annecy, Monday 10th June. An event that will kick off the week’s festivities dedicated to animation!
Playmobil: The Movie, was presented at the Work in Progress during the 2018 Festival, and is directed by Lino DiSalvo, who worked almost 17 years at Disney, known especially for his role as Head of Animation for the Oscar winning feature length film: Frozen.
Playmobil tells the story of Marla, who goes in search of her little brother Charlie when he disappears into the Playmobil® universe.
When her younger brother Charlie (Gabriel Bateman) unexpectedly disappears into the magical, animated universe of PLAYMOBIL®, unprepared Marla (Anya Taylor Joy) must go on a quest of a lifetime to bring him home.
As she sets off on a fantastic journey across stunning new worlds, Marla teams up with some unlikely and heroic new friends - the smooth-talking food truck driver Del (Jim Gaffigan), the dashing and charismatic secret agent Rex Dasher (Daniel Radcliffe), a wholehearted misfit robot, an extravagant fairy-godmother (Meghan Trainor) and many more.
The world premiere screening is Monday 10th June in the presence of the producers and the director Lino DiSalvo.
Anna Todd, the bestselling author of After series, came to Romania to release her newest novel: The Brightest Stars!
The event took place on Sunday, October 7, 2018, at 16.00, at the Carusel Bookshop (55 Lipscani Street, Bucharest).
The Brightest Stars is the first volume in the Stars series, an exciting volume about a young woman looking for love and the obstacles it has to face.
"Todd is the most important literary phenomenon of his generation." - Cosmopolitan
Anna Todd gained tremendous popularity on the internet with the release of the AFTER series, a series published in 30 languages and sold in over 8 million copies around the world. AFTER is the #1 bestseller of the New York Times and the # 1 bestseller international.
At the Editura Trei there appeared both Landon Gibson series - Nothing more and Nothing less, and all the novels of the series AFTER.
Prorom and Ro Image will launch the movie After on April 12, 2019.
Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin are the stars of the film. After will be directed by Jenny Gage.