The Ministry of culture issued a rental license the film about Paddington 1 Feb

© Fotolia / nyulЗрители in the cinema. Archival photoThe Ministry of culture issued a rental license the film about Paddington 1 Feb© Fotolia / nyul

The Ministry of culture issued a rental license the film «the adventures of Paddington-2» from February 1, what had already informed the rental company, the pre-sale of tickets for the painting was illegal, said on Thursday Deputy Minister of culture of the Russian Federation Sergey Obryvalin, quoted by the press service of the Ministry.

Distributors of «the Adventures of Paddington-2» company «Volga» had planned to release the picture on January 18. Obryvalin stressed that in accordance with the law, the only legal basis for rental picture in the territory of the Russian Federation is the distribution certificate. Accordingly, without exception, all the films shown in cinemas are subject to obligatory procedure of its receipt. The output of the film without a distribution certificate, and pre-sale tickets for his sessions, illegal.

«Company «Volga» was informed in advance about the date of commencement of the release of the film «the adventures of Paddington – 2″ from February 1, 2018. Distribution certificate issued by the specified film. Despite this, organized pre-sale tickets for the dates of the sessions in which the film could not be shown due to the lack of legal grounds, which is a gross violation of the current legislation of the Russian Federation», — said Obryvalin.

He noted that the Ministry of culture sincere regrets that spectators who bought tickets, have suffered from the wrongful and negligent actions related to pre-sale.

According to Obryvalin, the policies pursued by the Ministry of culture in recent years and aims to support national cinema, brings «tangible results».

Previously, the Association of theater owners has asked Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to pay attention to state regulation in the industry in connection with the postponement of foreign films «the adventures of Paddington — 2» and «maze Runner: the death cure». In the letter the Association stated that the decision of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation the release of the film «the adventures of Paddington – 2» postponed from January 18 to February 1, 2018, as release dates in the movie «the maze Runner: the death cure» shifted from 25 January to 1 February. In the Association the situation was described as «meddling bureaucrats» in the economic activities of commercial enterprises of the film industry.

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