Magazine article Screen International

Russian Cinema Fund, Kazakhstan Producers Guild Launch LA Initiative

Magazine article Screen International

Russian Cinema Fund, Kazakhstan Producers Guild Launch LA Initiative

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The scheme will give Russian and Kazakhstan film-makers the chance to learn new skills through placements at LA companies as well as actors the chance to study in LA acting schools.

The Russian Cinema Fund (RCF) and the producers' guild of the Republic Of Kazakhstan have launched a joint Los Angeles initiative.

LA-based Hive Studio has organized the joint venture which will give Russian and Kazakhstan directors and producers the opportunity to learn new skills through placements at companies such as Inferno and Film Finances.

The countries' most gifted actors will be sent for three-six months' study in LA acting schools. Other plans include a three day showcase of Russian films in Hollywood next Feb.

The announcement was made here this week by Lena Ronanova, the head of the international department at RCF.

Meanwhile Russian journalist Nellee A Holmes has been named US rep of the Russian Cinema Fund. She has 20 years' experience covering Hollywood and is a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. …

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