Russia in Review
The State Duma (Russian Parliament) is once more considering a reduction in the number of foreign films in Russian cinemas. More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The Russian audience is showing a rising interest in domestically produced movies, according to the recently reported data. More »
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 »
The fifth annual CinemaCon will return to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on April 20-23 More »
NATO has released technological requirements for High Dynamic Range projection systems More »
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