The outlook for Russian cinema is looking up, with three films in Toronto's Contemporary World Cinema section as well as two big domestic box office hits so far this year.
Russian Film Business
Russia's leading TV producer, Alexander Akopov, is leaning on U.S. TV shows and know-how to up the ante in the country's burgeoning television market.
For the Russian biz to develop further it needs to cultivate more producers of the stature of Alexander Rodnyansky, who has established a stable of interlinking companies that allow him to exploit…
While the Russian box office has been exploding over the past few years, some see growth in different terms. The Russian market is still at an embryonic stage, in the sense that it was still evolving…
Russia's box office grew by 4.7% in the first half of this year to $696 million, compared with the same period last year, Unifrance's Joel Chapron told an industry panel at the Locarno Film Festival…
Leader's attempts to reshape local film industry get a cool reception
Buzz about Russian pix at bazaar
Vladimir Medinsky, the short, bespectacled, soft-spoken historian appointed in May by Vladimir Putin as Russia's minister of culture, does not look like a man who could threaten Hollywood's interests…
Russia's ruling party is set to tax screenings of foreign movies and introduce exhibition quotas for locally-made films to help the country's domestic industry.
An international adaptation of Ivan Turgenev's 19th-century classic "A Month in the Country," starring Ralph Fiennes, is among eight films to share in co-production support from the Russian Cinema…