The film version of the famous novel by Marija Jurić Zagorka The Grich Witch

By September 19, 2016Uncategorized

Film version of the famous novel by Marija Juric Zagorka The Grich WitchThe City Administration of Zagreb headed by the Mayor Milan Bandić and Ivica Lovrić who is the head of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports, received the CEO of Jadran Film Vinko Grubišić, award-winning writer and creator of world famous series from the production company Fremantle Roland Moore, and director of production for Fremantle media Croatia Ana Habajec. The meeting was also attended by the director of the Tourist Board of Zagreb Martina Bienenfeld.
The Grich Witch, famed novel Marija Jurić Zagorka will be filmed as a television series at all known locations in the City of Zagreb, which will be an additional tourist promotion for the City of Zagreb, and only a small thanks goes to the great Croatian writer Marija Jurić Zagorka.
„We are proud to announce the beginning of the Grich Witch project. With the support from the City of Zagreb and Zagreb Tourist Board we are embarking on a project for which I am proud to say that after it is finished nothing will ever be the same. After selling millions of copies of collected works from Marija Jurić Zagorka, the plan is to make The Museum dedicated to Marija Jurić Zagorka“ – said Vinko Grubišić, CEO of Jadran Film.
Marija Jurić Zagorka, Croatian writer and journalist, was the first professional journalist and the most widely read Croatian writer. For a brief period she was the editor of Obzor. She also initiated and edited the Ženski list, the first Croatian magazine for women.
„I am very honored to be on this project because I’m writing a script of your greatest writer, so I’m very excited to work on this project. I learned a lot about Marija Jurić Zagorka in the last fifteen months, I was in her apartment, and I felt her spirit, and I am very happy that I will show her story to the rest of the world.“- said Roland Moore, award-winning writer and creator of the world famous series of production Fremantle house.
„Three years of work was put into this project, and for the last fifteen months intensive work was done on location scouting; this is the actual beginning of the project and the recording of the series, which will begin in mid-2017“ – said Ana Habajec, production director of Fremantle Media in Croatia.
„Particularly important for the city of Zagreb is that the series will be shot on actual locations, which is excellent touristic promotion of the city.“ – Said Martina Bienenfeld, director of the Tourist Board of Zagreb.
Text: Inga ĆUŽIĆ/ZNA