Magazine article Screen International

Leviathan Producer Named Russian Leader

Magazine article Screen International

Leviathan Producer Named Russian Leader

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Non Stop Productions, producer of Cannes winner Leviathan, is among nine "industry leaders" selected by the Russian Cinema Fund (Fond Kino) to take a share of $55m (RUB1.9bn).

Alexander Rodnyansky's Non Stop Productions, producer of Andrey Zvyagintsev's Cannes winner Leviathan, is among nine production companies selected as ¨industry leaders¨ for 2014 by the Russian Cinema Fund (Fond Kino) for the allocation of $55m (RUB1.9bn) to be distributed among them as subsidies or repayable loans.

Leviathan will be the closing film at the weekend for this week's 'Kinotavr' Open Russia Film Festival in Sochi, and Non Stop is also represented by Konstantin Buslov's second feature Adventurers as part of the open-air programme

The line-up of ¨leaders¨ also includes Igor Tolstunov's company ProFIT, which has two films in Kinotavr's main competition - Alexander Kott's Test and Nigina Saifullayeva's Whatayacallme -; Sergei Selyanov's CTB - in Sochi with the animation feature Ivan Tsarevitch & The Grey Wolf 2; Fedor Bondarchuk's Art Pictures which produced last year's box-office hit Stalingrad; and the producer-distributor Central Partnership.

¨Leaders¨ from the 2013 list who were passed over in this year's selection include producer-director Alexey Uchitel's Rock Films which released his Break Loose last year and has Yuri Bykov's new film Fool in the Sochi competition this week; and the Red Arrow (Krasnaya Strela) company who produced Alexander Veledinsky's surprise box-office hit (and festival success) The Geographer Drank His Globe Away. …

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