Hollywood beckons for Polish producers

Published on 22 August 2011 at 13:19


“Polish miracle in Hollywood” headlines Rzeczpospolita, enthusing about the growing number of foreign film productions co-financed by Polish companies. Over the next two years, the Warsaw daily notes, “we can expect at least 10 film premieres co-produced by Polish businessmen”.

Coming projects include a project by the American director Gus van Sant and a film that will feature one of the Australian stars: Russell Crowe, Eric Bana or Geoffrey Rush. According to Rzeczpospolita, this development is a side-effect of the global economic crisis, as “many smaller studios are looking for business partners in order to survive.”

On the other hand, “Polish investors have discovered that success in Hollywood has a unique taste that can’t be compared to any premiere in Poland.” Budding film moguls questioned by the paper showed little interest in investing in domestic film productions. “I have a simple principle: I can’t lose money on films,” one of them revealed.

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