About Roskino

About

ROSKINO is a state body representing Russian industry of audiovisual content on the international markets, a national operator for the promotion of films, series and animation as well as the creative potential of Russian talents abroad and coproduction opportunities within Russia. ROSKINO is a successor of Sovexportfilm and its history goes back to 1924. ROSKINO’s activities are in line with the public policy to strengthen the image of Russia in the international arena and increase the export of the creative industries.

ROSKINO also acts as an industrial expert and advisor to Russian content makers in terms of international promotion; conducts research of the foreign content markets; organizes tailor-made educational and coaching programs aimed at the development and integration of Russia into the world content industry.  

ROSKINO promotes Russian content at key international film markets such as the European Film Market in Berlin, FILMART in Hong Kong, Marché du Film in Cannes, TIFF Industry in Toronto, American Film Market in LA and others. ROSKINO also organizes the Russian film festival abroad.

The company also helps to attract investors interested in co-production within Russia. ROSKINOS’s primary aim is to develop effective systems to support Russian content in foreign countries and promote Russia as a solid partner for international cooperation and to enhance the transparency of the Russian content market.

Executives:

2020 – Present

Evgeniia Markova

2011 – 2020

Ekaterina Mtsituridze

1995 – 2011

Grigorii Gevorkyan

1982 – 1995

Oleg Rudnev

2012

In 2012 ROSKINO established the Russian Film Commission USA – their office is located in Los Angeles.

2014

In 2014 the company set up another external office – ROSKINO-UK in London. ROSKINO hosted the International Media Forum which integrated three content markets (film, TV and new media). The event was held in Saint Petersburg in October 2014. It was widely commended in the Russian and international media.

2016

The company became one of Marché du films international partners during the 69th Cannes Film Festival. Due to the cooperation, Russia became the headliner of the event. Each year the Russian Pavilion works as an information center and a platform for promoting national cinematography during the festival.

2017

In 2017, ROSKINO proposed the creation of the Moscow Film Commission. The initiative was supported by the Moscow Government. The goal of the project was to promote Moscow as a unique shooting location and to provide assistance to international film and TV companies when producing content in the Russian capital.

2018

In 2018, the collaboration between ROSKINO and the Moscow Film Commission, resulted in the creation of the multi-genre project, “Moscow in Motion”. The project included a short film, “Moscow in Motion”, the Moscow film commission website, a unique photo album of 450 photos taken by artist, Anton Lange, spanning all four seasons and the AR mobile app, “Moscow in Film”. The project was presented to the leading international film and television markets.

2019

In 2019, ROSKINO, together with Sberbank, presented the muti-format inclusive socio-cultural project “Film production without borders” designed to integrate people with disabilities into the creative industries. Since 2019, ROSKINO has organised the international Key Buyers Event in cooperation with Expocontent and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

Fedor Bondarchuk

Founder of the Art Pictures Studio production company

Fedor Bondarchuk directed two of the most successful domestic war dramas: 9th Company (2005), based on true events that happened during the Afghan War, became the first Russian film to gross $25 million at the box office and was awarded by the National Academy; and Stalingrad (2013), which became one of the highest-grossing films in Russian history and earned over $67 million worldwide.

It also became the first movie in Russia to be screened in IMAX format. The sci-fi blockbuster Attraction (2017), which too was released in IMAX format, earned over 1 billion roubles in Russia and the CIS and entered the ranking of Russia’s top grossing films. Having been watched by over 4 million viewers, Attraction also became one of the most popular films on online viewing platforms. Its sequel, Invasion, was released in January 2020.

Fedor Bondarchuk’s Art Pictures Studio production company has been working on the national and international markets for over 25 years and is considered one of the leaders of the Russian film industry. It is responsible for such Russian box office hits as Ice (directed by Oleg Trofim), Heat (directed by Rezo Gigineishvili), Soulless and Soulless 2 (directed by Roman Prygunov), Ice 2 (directed by Zhora Kryzhovnikov) and many others. Films produced by Art Pictures Studio have earned over $200 million in movie theatres and won over 50 Russian and international awards. In addition, over 80 countries have purchased the rights for screening APS projects. The studio’s latest project, Sputnikwas released online in Russia in April and has been selected for a world premier by the Tribeca Film Festival. It has been acquired by IFC Midnight for release in North America on August 14 and by Vertigo Films for release in the UK on the same day, while Rialto Distribution holds the rights for Australia. This is a unique case when a Russian film will have theatrical release, albeit a limited one, in North America, the UK, and Australia on the same day.

Sergey Selyanov

CEO of CTB

Sergey Selyanov is the CEO of the CTB Film Company specialising in film and animation production and distribution. He is also the chairman of the Film and Television Production Association, a co-founder of the Melnitsa animation studio and a member of the Nashe Kino distribution company’s board of directors.

Sergey Selyanov founded the CTB Film Company in 1992.

He has produced more than 40 feature and documentary films, which received recognition at Russian and international film festivals. Among some of his most well-known films are Brat, Brat 2, Syostry, Zhmurki, Mne ne Bolno, Aritmiya, Rodina. He was also behind some outstanding animation projects, including Moonzy and His Friends, Ilya Muromets i Solovey Razboynik, Pro Fedota-Streltsa Udalogo Molodtsa and many others.

Sergey has received many awards, including the State Prize of the Russian Federation in cinematography for his movie Kukushka (2003).

Vadim Vereshagin

CEO of Central Partnership LLC

Vadim Vereschagin graduated from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation and the Institute of International Economic Relations.

In 2002, he worked for East-West Company as a film distribution manager for Paramount, Universal and DreamWorks Studios films.

From 2003 to 2006, he held a similar position at United International Pictures Russia, a joint venture between Paramount and Universal Studios.

In 2006, he took part in setting up WDSSPR, a former JV between Disney and Sony in Russia, and then occupied a VP position in the company.

From 2008 to 2017, he held senior positions at Central Partnership LLC, with a particular responsibility for the distribution of domestic titles, Paramount Pictures International movies as well as foreign independent films.

In 2015, he set up the International Distribution Division at Central Partnership LLC.

From 2017 to 2018, he served as First Deputy CEO for Film Distribution at the Central Partnership Film Company.

Since August 2018, he has been CEO of Central Partnership LLC.

In 2018, Vadim Vereschagin received a commendation from the President of the Russian Federation for his services in preparing and conducting a Year of Russian Media in China and a Year of Chinese Media in Russia.

While at Central Partnership, Vadim Vereschagin has been responsible for launching MCU Phase One films and setting up the franchise in Russia. He has successfully distributed the Transformers, TMNT and G.I.Joe franchises and achieved record-breaking box office for independent titles like the Now You See Me franchise.

Under Vadim’s stewardship, Central Partnership has become a leading distributor of Russian films, contributing over 50% of local film box office in 2019. The top three highest grossing local films in Russian history were all released by Central Partnership.

Filmography, producer:
• Row 19 (2020, in post-production)
• Chernobyl: Abyss (2020, in post-production)
• Streltsov (2020, in post-production)
• Widow (2020, in post-production)
• Baba Yaga (2020)
 Coma (2020)
• Imperfect Man (2020)
• Son of a Rich (2019)
• The Ninth (2019)
• Robo (2019)
 Text (2019)
• Billions (2019)
• How I Became Russian (2018)
• The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands (2018)

Yuliana Slascheva

CEO of Soyuzmultfilm

Yuliana Slascheva has extensive experience in media management, communications and cinematography. Since 2017, she has been CEO of Soyuzmultfilm and chair of the board at the Association of Animation Film Industry. In 2019, she also became CEO of the Gorky Film Studio. In 2018, she received membership of the Cinema Fund of Russia.

Her previous positions include CEO of the STS Media holding company and CEO of a major Russian strategic communication agency, Mikhailov & Partners, where she led large national and international projects.

While being on the STS Media board of executives, Yuliana Slascheva was in charge of developing relations with investors and advertisers and diversifying the business.

Yuliana Slascheva has thrice won the prestigious Silver Archer award in public relations. In 2007, she was named one of the most influential businesswomen in Russia by the Career magazine. In 2007 and 2008, she was at the top of the list in the Professional Service category in “The top 1000 most professional managers in Russia”. She also won a Russian Media Manager 2007 award in the public relations category. In 2008, Yuliana Slascheva was named Person of the Year in the special awards category for contributing to building a positive image of Russian business. In 2012, 2013 and 2015, she was listed among the top 50 most influential businesswomen in Russia, according to the Company magazine. In 2015, she featured in the Kommersant magazines’ ranking of media business executives. Hollywood Reporter listed her among The 20 Most Powerful Women in Global TV 2015. In 2017, Yuliana Slascheva was included in the Kommersant magazines’ rating of leading media managers for a second time.

Alexander Ordzhonikidze

Former General Director of the National Media Group

Starting from 1991, Alexander worked for numerous foreign companies. In 1997, he was in charge of public relations at the Sakhalin Energy Investment Company LTD.

He was the First Deputy CEO of Norilskgazprom and CEO of Taymyrgaz.

In 2002, he headed Norilskgazprom.

In 2003, he became CEO of NTV Plus.

In 2005, he took up the CEO position at the REN TV media holding.

In 2009, Alexander Ordzonikidze became General Director of the National Media Group.

He graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and MGIMO School of Business.

Nadezhda Kim

THE FEDERAL AGENCY FOR STATE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT (ROSIMUSHCHESTVO)

HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SECTORAL ORGANISATIONS AND FOREIGN PROPERTY

State Councillor of the Russian Federation, 2nd class.

In 2005, Ms Kim graduated from the State University of Management.

In 2005-2008, she held various positions in the Department of Commercial Sector Properties at the Federal Agency for State Property Management. 

In 2008-2010, she served as a section consultant in the Department of Industry, Agriculture and Environmental Management at the Federal Agency for State Property Management.

In 2010-2012, she worked as a deputy head of section and then head of the agroindustrial federal property register section at the Department of Land Policy, Property Relations and State Property of the Russian Agriculture Ministry.

In 2012-2013, she headed the industry and construction section at the Department of Innovative Corporate Technologies and Manufacturing at the Federal Agency for State Property Management. 

In 2013-2015, she headed the industry and construction section at the Department of Sectoral Organisations and Foreign Property at the Federal Agency for State Property Management. 

In 2015-2018, she worked as deputy head of the Department of Sectoral Organisations and Foreign Property at the Federal Agency for State Property Management.

In October 2018, Ms Kim was appointed head of the Department of Sectoral Organisations and Foreign Property at the Federal Agency for State Property Management.

MAXIM KSENZOV

Actual State Councillor, 3rd Class. Russian deputy culture minister (April 2020 – January 2021).

In 2004, Mr Ksenzov headed the Licensing Department of the Federal Service for Monitoring Compliance with Cultural Heritage Protection Law (Rosokhrankultura) and then the Department for Mass Communications Permit Issuance (later Roskomnadzor).

In 2012- 2016, he served as a deputy head of Roskomnadzor. 

In 2016, he became deputy CEO of the National Media Group.

In September 2016 – March 2017, he worked as an adviser to the CEO of the Energia Telecom company, a subsidiary of the Energia rocket and space corporation.

In March 2017 – October 2018, he worked as a Research Department managing director at VEB Capital, a subsidiary of Vnesheconombank.

In October 2018 – April 2020, he served as a deputy director of the Project Management Department of the Russian Government.

In April 2020 – January 2021, he served as a Russian deputy culture minister responsible for the film industry and arts and culture digitalisation.