Original Videojournal Ltd.
The Original Videojournal Ltd. was founded in 1991 as the full-fledged successor of the underground group OVJ in the new socio-economic system. Some members of the company were part of the original editorial board and Pavel Kačírek became the director of the company. The original business plan was to produce documentary films commissioned by Czech Television or private companies and because of that, OVJ joined many famous filmmakers – among others Marie Šandová, Kristýna Valachová, Petr Nikolaev, Petr Slavík, Olga Sommerová, Pavel Koutecký, Věra Chytilová and Václav Borovička. Contracts with public television were, however, disadvantageous, so production consisted mainly of two new issues of the Original Videojournal, one as a monothematic documentary about Václav Havel, and then of theatrical records. Until 2010, the company owned most of the original uncut video cassette tapes that were filmed for the Original Videojournal issues.
Praha, Prague, Czech Republic
Rövidítés (ha van)
- OVJ Ltd.
- other for-profit organization
A bejegyzés szerzői
- Krejčířová, Anna
Růžičková, Alice. 2000. "Český dokumentární film v 80. letech: 'Originální
Videjournal'." Master thesis, Academy Of Performing Arts in Prague. (Czech).