Konchalovsky and Herman Jr. signed a letter about protecting the interests of movie

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Traveloperator in Photobacterium Andrei Konchalovsky. Archival photoKonchalovsky and Herman Jr. signed a letter about protecting the interests of movie© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Traveloperator the image Bank

Director Vladimir Bortko, Alex Herman, Jr., Andrei Konchalovsky, actors Yevgeny Mironov and Alexander Domogarov, signed a letter to the Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, in which he supported the protectionist policy of the Ministry of culture concerning national cinema.

On Thursday, the Director Fyodor Bondarchuk and Dmitry rudovsky producer and the CEO of the company, «Twentieth Century Fox CIS» Vadim Smirnov sent a letter to Medvedev in which he supported the protectionist policy of the Ministry of culture concerning national cinema. On Friday, the list of signatories was added with the names of Director Vladimir Bortko, Alexei German Jr., Vladimir Khotinenko, Karen Shakhnazarov, Andrei Konchalovsky, Pavel Lungin, and the actors Yevgeny Mironov, Alexander Domogarova and Leonid Yarmolnik, producer Natalia Mokritskiy and other film industry professionals.

Previously, the distributors of the British film «the adventures of Paddington-2» company «Volga» and Ministry of culture, a dispute arose: the distributors plan to release the film on 18 January and began pre-selling tickets, but the Ministry issued a rental license only on 1 February. According to Deputy Minister of culture Sergei Obryvalin, the Agency notified the Bank about the date of release of the film on 10 January, and pre-sale tickets without a distribution certificate is illegal, for this reason the Ministry has sent the statement to the Supervisory authorities.

In this situation, the Association of theater owners has asked Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to pay attention to the current situation in the Russian film industry associated with consistent and excessive strengthening of administrative regulation in recent years.

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