Medina expelled from the Council of the cinema Fund

Former Minister of culture, Vladimir Medinsky, was expelled from the Council of Fund of cinema. The corresponding decree published on the official portal of legal information. Mr. Medina was Vice Chairman of the Board.

Also from the Council were excluded former Deputy Prime Minister—chief of staff of the government Konstantin Chuichenko, who was the Chairman of the Board of the film Foundation, and former Minister communications Konstantin Noskov.

Chairman of the Board of Trustees was appointed Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko, Deputy Minister of culture Olga Lyubimova. Also included Minister of communications Maksut Shadaev. The number of members of the Board of the cinema Fund was reduced from 21 to 15.

Recall that in August 2018 was published the government decree on the new edition of the Charter of the cinema Fund. Before the highest management body was the Board of Trustees, appointed by the government. Under the new Charter of functions of the Board of Trustees reduced to oversight. The Supreme body became the new Board of the Fund. He is appointed by the government upon the proposal of the Ministry of culture for three years of the officials, creative unions, TV channels and film companies. Council approves films that receive money from the Fund. In 2019, the Fund distributed among film companies more than 5.5 billion rubles.

in Front of the cinema Fund has also been tasked with the development of cinemas in smaller Russian cities. Mr. Medina said that the cinema Fund is unable to cope with the advancement of the Russian cinema.