MOSCOW — Russia’s post-production facilities took a leap forward Wednesday with the opening of a new film-TV production base at the out-of-town Studio of Educational and School Program Films.
Aiming to attract Russian clients who currently have to go abroad for services, Kodak has supplied a $1-million-plus piece of equipment — TeleCine Spirit — on an earn-out basis to local partner Salamandra, its local film stock distributor. Salamandra is in the process of putting together a full post-production facility at the site. The TeleCine Spirit gives local TV clients the opportunity to download and enhance film stock, as well as restore older pics — likely to be popular in a territory where classics are continuous hits with auds.
According to Olga Razmyslova, manager of the TeleCine facility, Salamandra will be aiming to offer top quality to local directors at prices comparable to Prague and less than other European centers, as well as to attract on the basis of its more convenient location.