the meeting on this occasion the Ministry of culture was attended by the co-founder of the group of companies Group Art Pictures Fyodor Bondarchuk, the Director General of company “Hydrogen” Mikhail Vrubel, the CEO of Sony Pictures Productions and Releasing in Russia Anton Sirenko, Deputy General Director for strategy and investments National Media Group Alexey anichin.
“We understand that even in this situation, you must approve scripts and to build teams, without this it is impossible. So we promptly got to give our filmmakers the opportunity to take all the documents in electronic form. And, of course, this year the Ministry of culture and cinema Fund pitching will be held in the remote mode to which we are ready,” said Olga Lyubimova.
“Remote format cinema Fund necessary for the operation of film companies did not stop, and by the end the whole story with a quarantine you can get to shooting and to continue working”, – said Mikhail Vrubel.
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Olga Lyubimova drew the attention of the meeting that the companies should be given the opportunity to transfer the planned production time, but with a special condition.
“you want every film company that now will be forced to change its production schedule, has applied to the cinema Fund or to the Department of cinematography. We must do everything to the producers of lost time, were not fined. On the other hand, I draw your attention to the fact that to make changes in transmission will be possible only once. In 2020,” she said.
in addition, Olgaand Lyubimova noted the importance of the active run and movie promotion on online venues. “Producers should consider the quality of online films category B. This could be very useful in terms of quarantine” – the words of the Minister.
during the meeting they also discussed the possibility of creating an online platform for the international activity of the state company Roskino. Since international markets and festivals are now in an online format, as will be presented to Russian cinema abroad affects things. Recall that right now is online international festival series Mania Series, where there is an active exchange of ideas and the search for co-production – business platform.
Monday, March 30, begins his work, the largest international content market MIPTV this year he is also in digital format. And ahead, in may, the market “Marché du film” is a constant companion at the Cannes film festival. There is no doubt that he will be held online. And Russian filmmakers need to be ready to be adequately represented in the figure.