The entertainment industry is developing rapidly throughout the world, including such creative spheres as film production. Today, the film industry is a profitable area for investment where income can be generated over the years. More recently, the development of the film industry has been increasingly influenced by new production technologies as well as innovative ways in which video content is sold, including the emergence of new, unconventional solutions for the monetization of films. How does cinematic progress contribute to regional development? What government support measures are needed to stimulate the production of regional films?
Founder and CEO of Expocontent, an expert of the Russian and international television market. Since 2008 the company represents the international audiovisual content markets in Cannes (MIPTV/MIPDOC/MIPFORMATS/MIPCOM/MIPJUNIOR/MIDEM) in China (MIPCHINA) and in Mexico (MIPCANCUN) in Russia and the CIS countries, as well as Asia Television Forum and Market (Singapore), organized by Reed Exhibitions For over 10 years Alexandra has been consulting Russian TV and film industry representatives on entering the international market, as well as promoting Russian content as a unified brand worldwide. Her experience makes Alexandra an expert on the international market for the Russian industry, while positioning her in a similar role of a Russian market expert for the global community. Her professional bio includes projects like Focus on Russia (2011, MIPCOM special programme dedicated to Russia as a Country of Honor); MIPAcademy Moscow (2013, professional forum with seminars and discussions); Russian Cinema (2014-2015, united brand and stand for Russian content, organized by Expocontent with support of Cinema Fund); Russian Content Revolution (2017, large-scale MIPCOM Russia-based programme, including world premiers for Trotsky, The Road to Calvary, Gogol, etc.); Made in Russia (In 2017 Expocontent acted as a consultant, further on acted as the operator).
Panellists Fedor Bondarchuk,
Film Director; Founder, Co-Founder, Art Pictures Studio; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Lenfilm Film Studio; Founder, Industry Film and Television School Olga Zakharova,
Deputy General Director, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects Yuliya Ivanova,
General Director, Mars Media Entertainment Vladimir Medinskiy,
Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Murugov,
General Director, CTC Media Jonathan Olsberg,
Chairman, Olsberg SPI Vlad Ryashin,
Founder, General Producer, Star Media Film Company Sergei Selyanov,
Chairman of Board, Association of Film and Television Producers (AFTP); Head, STV Film Company Vladimir Utin,
General Director, Lean-M Producer Centre (Sony Pictures Television in Russia) Sasha Shapiro,
Producer, Managing Director, Media Content Capital Vasiliy Shvets,
Deputy Governor, Administration of the Krasnodar Region
Film Director; Founder, Co-Founder, Art Pictures Studio; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Lenfilm Film Studio; Founder, Industry Film and Television School
Co-founder of Art Pictures Studio, CEO of Lenfilm Studios, founder of Glavkino Concern and Kinocity. Director of Russia’s two most successful war films: 9 Rota (2005) on the Afghan War that made over $25 million in the national box-office and received a number of national film awards; and Stalingrad (2013) that became not only the most successful Russian film on record with the intake of over $67 million but also the first Russian-made film to be shown in IMAX. Actor in Russian film with a resume of over 60 parts in various genre films, as well as accomplished tv presenter. Winner of TEFI, Nika, Golden Eagle and other awards. Chairman on Kinotavr festival trustee board, member of Nika National Film Academy, member of Golden Eagle National Film Academy. Born May 9, 1967 to the family of Sergei Bondarchuk, a film director and irina Skobtseva, an actress. Graduated VGIK’s directing program in 1992 (Ozerov’s class).
Deputy General Director, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects
General Director, Mars Media Entertainment
Works shoulder to shoulder with Ruben Dishdishyan, one of Russia’s leading producer. Her filmography won acclaim from both audiences and the professional community, including feature films like “T-34”, “Arrhythmia”, “Norveg”, and “Earthquake”, and series “Golden Horde”, “The Great”, “Grigoriy R”, etc.
Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation
General Director, CTC Media
From 2008 to 2014, Mr. Murugov served as Chief Content Officer of “CTC Media” and General Director of CTC channel. During his career Mr. Murugov was the originator and producer of a large number of popular TV projects, including "Kukhnya," "Voroniny," “Molodezhka," "Ranetki," "Daddy's Girls," "Soldiers" and many others. Mr. Murugov is a Member of Cinema Foundation of Russia, Emmy International Board of Directors, Russian Academy of Television, Russian Journalists Union, head of Board of Guardians of “Russian Media Manager” award. Owner of Medaille d’Honneur MIPTV 2017. Mr. Murugov has been awarded a number of prestigious TV industry honors, including 16 TEFI awards from the Russian Academy of Television and 6 awards from the Association of Film and Television Producers.
Chairman, Olsberg SPI
Founder, General Producer, Star Media Film Company
A member of International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (EMMY), Russian Academy of Television, Producers Guild of Russia, Russian Animated Film Association, as well as of Ukrainian industry associations. Has been working in television since 1991. A producer of over 300 feature films, TV series, animated shows, non-fiction films, docudramas, TV-programs, and musicals. Rights to his projects acquired by television channel from Eastern and Western Europe, China, Japan, the USA, Israel, Middle East etc. Her filmography include such successful projects as ‘Mata Hari’, ‘East-West’, ‘Muhabbat Operation’. Vlad Ryashin is a member of Board, the Association of Film and Television Producers of Russia.
Chairman of Board, Association of Film and Television Producers (AFTP); Head, STV Film Company
Sergey Selyanov – Russian film director, screenwriter and producer, Head of CTB Film Company. 1975–1978, studied at the Tula Polytechnical and headed local amateur film studio. In 1980, graduated from screenwriting workshop at VGIK under N. Figurovsky and Higher School for Writers and Directors under Rolan Bikov in 1989. Debut feature film “Angel Day” was released in 1980. In 1992, Mr. Selyanov founded CTB Film Company. Produced over 60 narrative and documentary feature films, including “Brat” (1997), “Brat 2” (2000), “Zhmurki” (2005), “Dobrinya Nikitich i Zmei Gorynich” (2006), “Bumer. Film Vtoroj” (2006), “Ilya Muromets i Solovey Razboynik” (2007), “Ya Tozhe Hochu” (2012), “Kokoko” (2012), “Ivan Tsarevich i Seryi Volk” (2011). “Prizrak” (2015) among other award-winning entries. Recipient of the Russian State Award for the film “Kukushka” (2003).
General Director, Lean-M Producer Centre (Sony Pictures Television in Russia)
Has experience in development and production of several successful international formats, among them ‘Master Chief’, ‘Russia's Next Top Model, and ‘Dinner Party’ reality shows. In 2005, together with partners established ‘Mir Reality Production’ company that eventually won leading position on market in original formats and adaptations. He is also a founder of ‘Amber’ advertising company that produced over 200 promotional videos for large international and local companies, such as Coca-Cola, Sprite, Lays, Twix, Volkswagen, Beeline etc. Took position of Deputy CEO, Gorky Film Studio, and General Producer, REN TV.
Producer, Managing Director, Media Content Capital
Sasha (Aleksandr) Shapiro is a Managing Director of Media Content Capital, a private equity fund focused on investments into Media and Entertainment companies. Shapiro has over 26 years’ experience in the media industry. For 14 years, he worked in various executive positions at Warner Bros. studios. He was senior executive in charge of strategic business development at WB Cinema Division. He managed global deals and market entries into Egypt, China, Russia, Vietnam, etc. After leaving WB Shapiro worked as Executive Vice President at Culver Studios, one of the oldest film/TV studios in Hollywood. Thereafter Shapiro consulted for many world-renowned companies like Gazprom Media, Imax, RealD, RT, Lenfilm, etc. He is a producer of films FURY, SABOTAGE, FADING GIGOLO, DIRTY GRANDPA, ROCK THE KASBAH, NAKED and OPHELIA. These films grossed over USD 500 million. Shapiro sits on the Board of Directors of Sonifi Solutions, QED International, Covert Media and VR MediaTech. Shapiro holds a Ph.D. from Moscow Aviation Technology University and MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA, California.
Deputy Governor, Administration of the Krasnodar Region
Date and place of birth: 1986 in the Kokchetav region of the Kazakh SSR Family status: Married Education: In 1994, at the age of eight, he moved to the Kuban with his family. In 2003 he graduated from a high school in Krymsk and entered the Kuban State University, Department of Economics, which he graduated in 2008. In 2011, he graduated with honours from the Department of Law of the Kuban State University. Career: In April 2008, he entered the civil service as an assistant to the Deputy Head of the Administration (Governor) of the Krasnodar Territory Veniamin Kondratyev and was in charge of the state property management in the Krasnodar Territory. From August 2014 to July 2015, he served in the Office of the President of the Russian Federation, oversaw the management and optimization of federal property, as first as an assistant to Chief Manager, and then as a Director General of FGAU Rublevo-Uspensky Health Centre. Since July 2015 – Advisor to the Head of the Administration (Governor) of Krasnodar Region on investment development. In November 2015, the order of the Head of the Administration (Governor) of the Krasnodar Territory appointed to lead the department of investments and small and medium-sized businesses of the Krasnodar Territory. In September 2017, appointed Deputy Head of Administration (Governor) of the Krasnodar Territory.
Front row participants Susanna Alperina,
Film and Television Editor, Rossiyskaya Gazeta – Week Viktor Budilov,
General Producer, Gamma Evgeniya Danilchenko,
Head of Export Support for Creative Industries, Russian Export Center lga Zhukova,
Executive Director, Association of Film and Television Producers Alexander Izotov,
General Producer, President, Czar Pictures Natalya Medvedeva,
Chairman, KinoKrai Association of Film Studios, Film Companies, Producer Centres, and Film and Video Producers of the Krasnodar Territory; Director, MEDVEDFILM PRODUCTION Film Company Sergey Morozov,
Governor of Ulyanovsk Region Viacheslav Telnov,
Executive Director, Federal Foundation for the Social and Economic Support of Russian Cinematography Nikita Trynkin,
Executive Vice President, Star Media Film Company Aleksey Uchitel,
Film Director; General Director, Creative Production Association ROCK Dzhanik Fayziev,
General Director, KIT Film Studio; Founder, BONANZA Studio Inessa Yurchenko,
General Producer, Founder, Triix Media
Film and Television Editor, Rossiyskaya Gazeta – Week
General Producer, Gamma
Head of Export Support for Creative Industries, Russian Export Center
Executive Director, Association of Film and Television Producers
General Producer, President, Czar Pictures
Chairman, KinoKrai Association of Film Studios, Film Companies, Producer Centres, and Film and Video Producers of the Krasnodar Territory; Director, MEDVEDFILM PRODUCTION Film Company
Governor of Ulyanovsk Region
Sergey Morozov was born on September 6, 1959 in Ulyanovsk. After graduating from high school, he worked as a machine operator at a furniture factory. He served in the Pacific Fleet from 1977 to 1980.Since 1981 he has worked at the law-enforcement bodies. He graduated from the All-Union Legal Institute with a major in law. He worked his way up from a criminal investigation inspector at the district office of internal affairs up to the head of a special anti-drug trafficking office of the Internal Affairs Department of the Ulyanovsk Region. In 1995, he was appointed head of the Internal Affairs Department of Dimitrovgrad. In December 2000 he was elected Mayor of Dimitrovgrad. In 2003, Dimitrovgrad won a federal competition and was granted the title of the “Cultural Capital of the Volga Region of 2004”. He has twice been awarded special government prizes for achievements in municipal improvements.In December 2004 Mr. Morozov was elected Head of the Administration of the Ulyanovsk Region. On March 28, 2006, the deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the Ulyanovsk Region approved Mr. Morozov’s candidacy for Governor of the Ulyanovsk Region as submitted by Russian President Vladimir Putin. On March 6, 2011, he was re-elected as Governor for a new term.Mr. Morozov has a PhD in Economy. He defended his dissertation on the subject “Formation of a socioeconomic development strategy for the region”.He is married with five children: two sons and three daughters.
Executive Director, Federal Foundation for the Social and Economic Support of Russian Cinematography
Prime Minister of The Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev appointed Head of the Gosfilmofond of Russia Vyacheslav Telnov Executive Director of the Cinema Foundation of Russia. Mr. Telnov replaced Anton Malyshev, who held the post for the past five years. The corresponding order was signed on Thursday. Vyacheslav Telnov graduated from the North-West Polytechnic Institute with a degree in telecommunications engineering. In 1999–2007, he headed the St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio. He was the General Director of the Lenfilm Studio in 2007–2011. In March 2011, Mr. Telnov was appointed Director of the Department of Cinematography of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, and in January 2018, he headed the Gosfilmofond of Russia. Vyacheslav Telnov is a member of the Board of the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation, a member of the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts and Science, presenters of the Nika Award, and is part of the Council for the development of national cinema under the Government of the Russian Federation.
Executive Vice President, Star Media Film Company
Graduated from the economic faculty of Higher School of Economics with honors. Since 2003 has been working in the financial and investment sphere (Vneshtorgbank, Severstal-auto, media holding «Expert»). In 2008 together with partners raised investment, founded and became the head of the first Russian private investment fund in the film-making sphere - First Media Fund. In 2009 Nikita Trynkin became the managing director of Timur Bekmambetov’s group of companies - “Bazelevs”. Under his direction the company was reorganized, “Bazelevs” studio became one of the leaders in the national film industry, established a new fund of projects development and an innovative business area. During this period such projects as “Black Lightning”, “Lucky Trouble”, “Yolki”, “Yolki-2”, “9” (animation), “Kikoriki. Team Invincible” were produced with total box office in Russia over 100 million dollars. In 2013-2015 – Executive Vice-President of "Central Partnership". Responsible for the optimization of company business processes, long-term partnerships and investments, as well as for revival of film and television production. In 2015-2016 – General Director of "Art Pictures Group". Responsible for creation of a production company, launching its own television projects and evaluation of potential investment projects. In 2016 – Executive Vice-President of Star Media. Responsible for investments, strategic partnerships, operational efficiency and long-term business directions.
Film Director; General Director, Creative Production Association ROCK
General Director, KIT Film Studio; Founder, BONANZA Studio
Born 30.07.1961 in Tashkent. Education: 1983-The All-Russian Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK), (theatre acting and cinema). 1991 – VGIK (director-producer). Director and producer of the films: Kya-dya (1986) Siz kim siz? (1989), Kammi, (1991), Stop on Request (series 2000-2001), The Turkish Gambit (2005), and directed and produced the film August. Eighth. (2012), directed and produced the video at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics in 2014, called Russian Odyssey. He is the producer of the following films; Ice Age (series, 2002), Russians in the City of Angels (series 2002), Saboteur (series, 2002), Admiral (2008), High Security Vacation (2009), Et tu, Brute? and A global History of Betrayals (series 2009). He has directed the following programmes: Kinopanorama (1995), Intercept (1997), The Other Day 61-91, Our Era (1997), 10 Songs about Moscow (1997), Lord of Taste (2003). He has received the following awards and prizes: the All-Union Film Festival “Youth”, (Kya-dya 1988, Siz kim siz? 1989), the Debut Film Festival: prize for best film (Siz kim siz? 1989), the International Film Festival in Tel Aviv: the special jury prize (Kya-dya 1990); the Russian Federation State Prize in educational activity for the television programme Formula of Power (2002); the Golden Eagle Prize for best television series or mini-serial (Saboteur, 2008), the TEFI Award in the category of producer of a film/series (Et tu, Brute?, 2009), and the Georges Prize for August. Eighth (Russian Action of the Year, 2012). He is a member of the advisory board of the Federal Fund for Social and Economic Support of Russian Cinematography. He is also a member of the Russian Federation Minister of Defence Public Council.
General Producer, Founder, Triix Media
Her filmography includes Tv series like ‘Leningrad 46’, ‘Nevskiy’, ‘The Chief’, ‘Liteinyi’, ‘Our Bright Future’, ‘Kaznit Nelzya Pomilovat’. Started out as literary property lawyer in film, was in charge of ‘Ulitsa Razbitykh Fonarei’ actors’ contract legal support. Alexey Nilov was her first customer. Since its foundation, ‘Triix Media’, became one of the leading serialized content producers. Innessa Urchenko has provided programming for over 1,200 hours of airtime.
“Digital economy is a new paradigm for the development of the state, the economy and society.”
To participants, organizers and guests of the
25th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. I sincerely congratulate the Forum organizers and all those who have taken and are taking part in its work on this significant anniversary.
Over the years, the Forum has become a highly respected and representative international event. Its participants, which include Russian and foreign politicians, scientists and entrepreneurs, focus on a variety of topics concerning the domestic and world economy: from specific areas of industrial cooperation to information security and environmental protection. Mutually beneficial long-term contracts are signed and business experience is exchanged in the course of direct and constructive communication.
The Forum’s anniversary is taking place at a difficult time for the entire international community. The mistakes of Western countries in economic policy over many years and illegitimate sanctions have led to a wave of global inflation, the disruption of usual supply chains, and a sharp increase in poverty and food shortages. Yet, as can be the case, along with these challenges, new prospects are emerging. This is why the Forum’s slogan – New Opportunities in a New World – seems so relevant.
I am confident that for Russia the 2020s will become a period when the country strengthens its economic sovereignty, which involves the accelerated development of its infrastructure and technological base, qualitative upgrades in the level of training for specialists, as well as the establishment of an independent and efficient financial system. In addition, the Russian economy will increasingly rely on private initiatives and, of course, will remain committed to transparency and broad international cooperation.
It is in our common interests to bolster trade and investment, encourage the joint development of technologies, strengthen financial and stock markets, and increase the share of settlements in national currencies. It is crucial to introduce and develop truly mutually beneficial integration models, as is already being done in the Eurasian Economic Union.
I strongly believe that the Forum will continue to make a significant contribution to solving numerous high-priority challenges facing humanity, while mutual trust, meaningfulness and commitment to fruitful dialogue and partnership will invariably remain its distinguishing features.