Magazine article Screen International

Disney Plans to Shoot 2-3 Films per Year in Russia

Magazine article Screen International

Disney Plans to Shoot 2-3 Films per Year in Russia

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Disney is considering an active expansion in Russia in the coming years.

Following the successful release of its first feature film fully produced in Russia, called The Book of Masters, and a recent launch of its own cable channel, the company is considering implementing several other Russian projects.The company plans to shoot two to three films in Russia per year, using the services of local directors and actors.

The features will be children's films as well as youth and family movies. According to Maria Zhigalova-Ozkan, head of Disney Russia, all of these films will primarily be targeted for the Russian audience.

In the short term, Disney is considering two new projects in Russia: a modern musical comedy for youth audience and an adventure film. Timing of its releases, as well as other details of the projects, haven't been disclosed.

Currently, Disney is actively searching for Russian film directors for its projects. …

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