Magazine article Screen International

Russian Film Commission Coming to LA

Magazine article Screen International

Russian Film Commission Coming to LA

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Roskino/SEF is to create a Russian Film Commission in Los Angeles to build relationships with American distributors and producers.

As it strives to boost the international profile of Russian cinema, state-backed promotional body Roskino/SEF (formerly Sovexport Film) is to open a Film Commission in Los Angeles.

The plans for the launch of the Film Commission were confirmed in Berlin on Friday by Catherine Mtsitouridze, CEO Roskino/SEF. The LA Commission's goals are to build relationships with US distributors, to promote Russia as a location for international productions and to foster co-productions.

Mtsitouridze has also outlined plans for Roskino to strengthen its international profile and to emulate Sovexport in its glory days, when it had 54 foreign offices.

"We want to do (open) Film Commissions not only in LA. We want to do Film Commissions in China, in London, in France, in the main countries," the Roskino boss commented.

"The LA Film Commission is really important to us because if we start to promote Russian films from America, it will be easier later in Europe and Asia. …

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