Doing it by themselves
Pavel Strnad, head of the Asociace Producentů v Audiovizi, interviewed
Czech producers got so fed up with waiting for the state to support their industry through a film institute that their union, APA, went and founded one on its own steam. Ivana Košuličová talks to APA's chair about film-making conditions in the Czech Republic.
When the dust
Chris Auty interviewed
The Mančevski-directed epic Dust should have been a model of European film-making but drew flak for alleged racism and wasting British lottery money. Auty explains to Andrew James Horton the intricacies of the film's financing, why it will be profitable despite bombing at the box office and why he still likes it.
Letter from Bulgaria
Rossitza Valkanova interviewed
Igor Pop Trajkov talks to one of Europe's few female producers about working with foreign co-producers, why the Scandinavians may have the best system and the fate of films that don't boost popcorn sales.
Invasion of the mutant
Roger Corman interviewed
Corman produces less than half of his films in the US these days. The majority are shot in other locations around the globe, including Ireland, Russia, Ukraine and Bulgaria. Steven Yates talks to the king of schlock about working in the Old World.