Russia in Review

Russia in Review
New pact may boost actors’ fees in Russia

The International Federation of Actors has requested that Russian lawmakers expedite the process for the ratification of the Beijing agreement, which stipulates that actors receive cash payments for any use of films with their participation, according to Denis Kiris, head of the country’s Independent Trade Union of Film and Theatre Actors. More »

Russia 09-14
Russia institutes ban on profanity

On July 1, Russia began enforcing a legal ban on the use of so-called “mat”—strong, obscene profanity in Russian and other Slavic languages—in cinema, literature, theatre, music and the media. More »

Russia 07-14
Russia to create its own Hollywood in Crimea

In the coming years, Russian film companies plan to shoot a lot of movies in Crimea and establish a large production base there, in fact creating in the peninsula the Russian equivalent of America’s Hollywood. More »

Russia 04-14
Russian films earn record box office

The Russian audience is showing a rising interest in domestically produced movies, according to the recently reported data. More »

Russia 02-14
Russian cinema revives Christmas comedies

Russian producer and director Timur Bekmambetov, best known for shooting several films in Hollywood including the Russian-American action crime thriller Wanted, is aiming to revive the genre of so-called Christmas comedies that were very popular among Russians during the time of the Soviet Union. More »

Russia 12-13
War drama ‘Stalingrad’ breaks box-office records

Already at the end of October, a mere three weeks after its official release, the Russian war drama Stalingrad by Fyodor Bondarchuk has claimed the title of the most successful Russian film ever with a total earning of US$40 million. More »

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Fandango adds seven new exhibitors to ticketing network

Fandango has added Bow Tie Cinemas  to its digital ticketing network More »

CineAsia to honor Major Cineplex's Vicha Poolvarluk

Vicha Poolvarluk, chairman of Major Cineplex Group, will receive the 2014 “Exhibitor of the Year” Award at CineAsia More »

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