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Vlastimir Petkovic

  • Serbia names Branislav Lecic as culture minister


    Branislav Lecic, one of Yugoslavia's most popular stage, film and TV actors, has been appointed minister of culture by Serbia's new democratic government.
  • Yugoslavia opens airwaves to outsiders


    The new Yugoslav government's telecommunications minister Boris Tadic has announced that the country's airwaves will be opened up to foreign entities. A group of experts has been assembled to draw up new broadcasting legislation in line with EU countries.
  • Dancer In The Dark to kick off Belgrade FEST


    Lars von Trier's Dancer In The Dark will open the 29th International Belgrade Film Festival, FEST (February 1-10), optimistically dubbed "Life Again, Fest Again" after the October changes in Serbia.
  • Marceau lights up Belgrade's Festival of Auteurs


    French star Sophie Marceau flew in from Paris to attend the screening of Fidelity on the closing night of the International Festival of Films D'Auteurs (Nov 23 - 30) in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
  • The Mechanism (Mehanizam)


  • Serbian distributors square up to TV pirates


    Following the downfall of Slobodan Milosevic, Serbia's distributors plan to take legal action against local broadcasters for airing films such as The Matrix and American Beauty only weeks after their theatrical release.
  • Gladiator passes 100,000 mark in Serbia


    Gladiator has become the first foreign title to pass the 100,000 admissions mark in Serbia so far this year. The film, released by Vans which handles UIP product in Serbia, has sold 105,000 tickets on eight prints after 10 weeks on release.The only other non-domestic title to come close to this tally during 2000 is The Matrix with 92,000 admissions. Two Serbian titles have also passed the 100,000 mark: Sky Hook and The Secret Of The Family Treasure.
  • Belgrade cinemas hold one-day celebration


    The citizens of Belgrade were treated to free cinema admissions for one day on Friday (October 6) as distributors and exhibitors celebrated the downfall of Slobodan Milosevic's ten-year dictatorship.
  • Gladiator keeps Serbian box office rolling


  • Pavlovic's last film to be completed for Venice


    Serbian director Dinko Tucakovic has finished editing The State of the Dead, directed by his countryman Zivojin Pavlovic, who died before the film could be completed.
  • Wheels rolls away with Sochi grand prize


    Serbian comedy Wheels, written and directed by newcomer Djordje Milosavljevic, won the grand prize at this year's Sochi International Film Festival, which took place in Sochi, Russia from June 7-17.
  • Marshal


  • Serbian comedy sets local box office record


    Serbian comedy The Secret Of The Family Treasure has set a record for the first quarter of 2000 at the Serbian box office by racking up admissions of 126,000 in just 12 days across ten cities.
  • Sky Hook set for pan-Yugoslav opening


    Ljubisa Samardzic's Sky Hook, which had its world premiere at the recent Berlin Film Festival where it featured in competition, is set to receive a pan-Yugoslav release in March.
  • Hollywood returns to Serbia


    Serbian distributor Vans, which handles UIP's slate in the region, is opening The Mummy on February 24, marking the third studio distributor to return to Serbia since Hollywood ceased distribution activity in the region in March 1999.