Increasingly international-minded producers in Central and Eastern Europe are scoring more projects than ever with co-productions on the rise, from historic tales to biopics, in territories both with and without incentives.
The Czech Republic’s Stillking, long a forerunner in bringing Western producers to Prague, wrapped season one of “Genius
” (pictured above), which focuses on Albert Einstein, in February; the National Geographic Channel
project from Ron Howard
with Fox 21
Television chronicles exceptional lives.
The History channel
’s “Knightfall,” an adventure tale based on the last days of the 14th century Knights Templar
, shot in Prague and Malta for A+E Studios, and also enlisted Stillking.Film United
, another outward-looking Prague-based shingle, is headed by Rick McCallum
. It was busy recently with “Britannia
,” a 10-part Sky and Amazon series that follows ancient Rome’s conquests of the Celts in the British Isles. As with many such high-end series, Prague’s