Alexander Rodnyansky
Ilya Vartanian
Russia
2021

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Alexander
Rodnyansky

Founder / Chairman

Rodnyansky continues to flex his muscles in international film, producing several acclaimed releases in 2021, including Kira Kovalenko’s “Unclenching the Fists,” which won Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2021, Ari Folman’s animated “Where Is Anne Frank” and Vladimir Bitokov’s “Mama, I’m Home.” He also pacted with Yandex to produce six series for Russian streamer KinoPoisk HD and became the first producer outside of U.S. and the U.K. to sign a first-look deal with Apple TV+, which calls for him to make Russian-language and multilingual shows. His development slate includes a new feature from “Koyaanisqatsi” director Godfrey Reggio, titled “NEOOONOWWW,” which Rodnyansky will co-produce with Steven Soderbergh, and “Red Rainbow,” scripted by Matt Jones, which won the Best Project Award at the Series Mania Festival.

Career

  • STALINGRAD
  • LEVIATHAN
  • LOVELESS

Education

  • Kyiv National I.K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema & Television (Ukraine)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree

Philanthropy

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Apple TV Plus Orders First Russian-Language Original 'Container,' Starring 'The Bourne Supremacy's' Oksana Akinshina (EXCLUSIVE)

Apple TV Plus Orders First Russian-Language Original 'Container,' Starring 'The Bourne Supremacy's' Oksana Akinshina (EXCLUSIVE)

Apple TV Plus has ordered its first Russian-language original series, "Container," Variety can exclusively reveal.The series, which comes via a co-production deal with subscription-based streaming service START, is a thriller starring "The Bourne Supremacy's" Oksana Akinshina alongside Russian screen stars Filipp Yankovskiy ("The Three Musketeers"), Marusya Fomina ("Gold Diggers") and Artem Bystrov ("Earthquake").Described as "bold" and "unflinching," the series sees Akinshina play Sasha, a surrogate mother hiding a dangerous secret who reluctantly finds herself ensconced in the luxurious home of...

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