ROSKINO To Launch First Moscow Film Commission

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Russia's cinema promotion body, ROSKINO, is set to announce the creation of the capital's first Moscow Film Commission (MFC). The agency offers filmmakers new streamlined permit, production and marketing services for those looking to shoot in Moscow.

Presented by Vladimir Filippov, Deputy Director for the Moscow Department of Culture, Katya Mtsitouridze, CEO ROSKINO and Evgeny Gerasimov, Head of the Commission for Culture and Mass Communications, the new body will support productions considering shooting in Europe's most populous city, and aim to increase Moscow's profile as a tourism destination.

Attracting more than 50 features annually, including international blockbusters such as Bourne Supremacy and Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol and domestic hits The Irony of Fate 2 and Thank You For Being Alive, Russia's capital is a thriving centre for film production.

Cannes Russian Pavilion Highlights Leading Russian Studios New Titles As Part Of ROSKINO New Projects Showcase

The newly formed MFC will assist and advise international film-makers who are interested in filming in Moscow and providing advanced, streamlined permit, production and marketing services, including:

  1. Location scouting
  2. Venues for casting calls
  3. Safety and security management
  4. Obtaining necessary permits for street closures and parking restrictions
  5. Public service advertising

Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin said of the move: "I am convinced that today's Moscow very much deserves being featured in movies. The Moscow Film Commission will help organise shooting in Moscow, overcome administrative barriers, and provide consulting services for filmmakers globally. We will be happy to welcome international film crews to Moscow streets this year".

The MFC has secured the support of ROSKINO, which will be providing the new agency with marketing expertise.

“XY Chelsea” Documentary Announced by Pulse Films, the British Film Institute, and First Look Media; Worldwide Sales Launch at Cannes

ROSKINO CEO Katya Mtsitouridze said: "I'm very happy that Mayor Sergey Sobyanin has personally endorsed ROSKINO's initiative and greenlit the creation of the Commission. With the support from Alexander Kibovskiy and his Department of Culture, we'll be promoting Moscow as a location for film and TV crews both from Russia and abroad, while also building a convenient and useful infrastructure to make our beloved city more attractive for media professionals. As long as promotional efforts are systematic and the Moscow Film Commission functions efficiently, our city has every chance to become a popular and sought-after destination for filmmakers from all over the world."

Alexander Kibovsky, Head of the Moscow Department of Culture said the Moscow Film Commission will also aid in boosting the city's profile internationally.

"Over the past five years, Moscow has undergone a complete makeover, it now has a number of well-groomed parks; newly created public spaces; renovated squares, streets, and boulevards; the historical center has been overhauled; and new, modern neighborhoods have sprung up across the city. The Russian capital now hosts major events in economics, athletics, and culture. In 2018, the city will play host to the World Cup. We have a vested interest in seeing the modern Moscow on film as often as possible and want it to be captured by filmmakers both local and foreign."

Special guests in attendance included Sigmund Elias Holm, Vice-chairman of AFCI (Association of Film Commissioners International); Arie Bohrer, Head of Advisory Board, European Film Commission Network; Pierre-Emmanuel Lecerf, Directorate of European & Internationals Affairs, CNC; Valérie Lépine-Karnik, CEO of Film France, the French Film Commission and Michel Gomez, Head of Mission Cinéma Paris.

For further information on the Moscow Film Commission please visit www.fond-kino.ru/.

About ROSKINO

ROSKINO plays a key role in assisting the country's filmmakers and producers with their commercial releases abroad, promoting Russian films at major international film festivals, markets, and awards, and working to facilitate co-operation and participation in the opposite direction by encouraging International filmmakers to venture to Russia's own festivals and events.

 

Haute Tease

  • Keith Richards and Patti Hansen Put Laurel Canyon Home on The Market

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Laurel Canyon was ground zero for the birth of 1960’s and 70’s rock and roll with everyone, who was anyone, living there making hippie music in the canyon with residents such as Jim Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa and Keith Richards.

     
  • Have a Very “Cabo-Riffic” Holiday Season: Thanksgiving in The Tropics, A Sunny Christmas Celebration, an Exclusive New Year’s Party

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – Set a new family tradition of carving your turkey or exchanging gifts on the beach with a well-deserved holiday season getaway at Capella Pedregal in sunny Cabo San Lucas.

     
  • Simply Vietnamese Cooking Review – Easy to Follow Gourmet Recipes

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Simply Vietnamese Cooking, presents more than one hundred delicious recipes, by Vietnamese cooking expert Nancie McDermott, in an easy to read and follow soft bound cookbook, which is the number eleven for the former Peace Corp volunteer.

     
  • World Premiere Of BY THE SEA To Open AFI Fest 2015 Presented By Aud

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that the World Premiere of Universal Pictures' BY THE SEA, a film by Angelina Jolie Pitt, will be the Opening Night Gala, launching AFI FEST 2015 Presented by Audi.

     
  • Guy Laliberté And Alexandre Amancio Launch Multiplatform Creation, Production, and Distribution Company “Reflector Entertainment”

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Guy Laliberté and Alexandre Amancio announced today the launch of Reflector Entertainment, a Lune Rouge company. Co-founded by Cirque du Soleil creator Laliberté and video game developer, producer/writer/director Amancio, Reflector Entertainment is a multi-platform business that develops intellectual property.

Crime

  • Homicide Ruling in Staten Island Choke Victim Case

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The death of Eric Garner, 43, the Staten Island father of two choked to death by New York Police Officers after being detained on a city street, has been ruled a homicide by the New York City Medical Examiner.

     
  • Three Women Missing a Decade Found Alive

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, three Cleveland, Ohio, women, who had been missing for over a decade, were found alive held captive together, after a stunning escape.

     
  • Hannah Anderson Sheds Little Light on Mental State of James DiMaggio

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Hannah Anderson, the teen abducted by James L. DiMaggio, has shed little light on his mental condition witnessed throughout the six day ordeal that began when the family friend tricked her mother into coming to his aid.

     
  • The Grim Sleeper, The South Central Serial Killer, Is Convicted

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

     

    Lonnie Franklin, Jr., The Grim Sleeper Serial Killer, was convicted of ten counts of murder and one count of attempted murder after three decades since his killing spree began, and may face the death penalty when the sentencing phase concludes.

     
  • Notorious Cold Blooded Killer to Face Murder Charges

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Juan Elias Carlos, 21, a pint sized killing machine, has been returned to the United States to face murder charges in the execution style deaths of his former lover and her two year old son.

Theatre, Music, Books

  • BACKSTAGE PAST: The High Times of Legendary Rock Promoter Barry Fey

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    BACKSTAGE PAST, the auto bio road trip from legendary promoter Barry Fey, reveals the dressing room romps of Rock n' Roll royalty from a career that spans forty years of music madness.

     
  • Honeymoon In Vegas Review – Go For The Music, Stay For The Elvis Impersonators

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Writing reviews to send out is actually quite difficult for me.  The truth is, I’m a theatre snob, and I’m pretty hard to please.  Without creative geniuses such as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, or even Stephen Sondheim, it’s hard for me to give my endorsement.  Not this time.  You will love ‘Honeymoon In Vegas’.

     
  • Andre Mieux A.M.X: World R U Ready

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    A.M.X. is a multi-talented R&B artist whose star is rising fast in the music industry with fans starting to take notice of his original sound. A.M.X., also known as Andre Mieux, is a singer, songwriter and music producer who has talent, charm and uniqueness as an artist.

     
  • Season of Salt and Honey Review - Charming Depiction of Twists and Turns Life Serves Up

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Season of Salt and Honey, a novel by Hannah Tunnicliffe, is another page turner penned with her skillful artistic strokes adding layers of human emotions intertwining untimely heartache and natural healing process with the magic remedies of culinary creations.

     
  • The Sword & Scabbard: Thieves and Thugs and the Bloody Massacre in Boston - A Page Turning Thriller

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Sword & Scabbard, from Allen Woods, looks as if it would appeal to Boston’s very tony elite, not until pushing through the labyrinth of technology interruptions does one realizes Woods has created a page turning account of corruption, violence, and a bloody re-revolution massacre.