Ministry of culture notified in writing to confirm the release date of the movies

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade in photobacteria of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation in Moscow. Archival photoMinistry of culture notified in writing to confirm the release date of the movies© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade the image Bank

The Ministry of culture will introduce the practice of prior written confirmation of the release date of the film before issuing a distribution certificate for the convenience of film distributors, said the head of Department Vladimir Medinsky.

Often, film companies receive a copy of the distribution certificate for the day, and even the day of the release of the film.

«I will introduce the procedure for companies jumping on the last step of the tram, we will introduce a written confirmation of date of hire,» said Medina told reporters.

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.

On Friday, the situation was resolved: to rent «the Adventures of Paddington-2» will start from January 20.