Medinsky told about the threat to the Russian cinema from Hollywood

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Galleryparty in fotomancer of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky. Archival photoMedinsky told about the threat to the Russian cinema from Hollywood© RIA Novosti / Alexander Galleryparty the image Bank

Measures of state protectionism in the field of cinema should be strengthened, otherwise it will be destroyed «the world machine of Hollywood,» he told reporters on Monday the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky.

Earlier, the head of the Studio «Mosfilm» Karen Shakhnazarov in an interview with radio station «Moscow speaking» said that the hire American movies in Russia should be restricted.

«I am pleased that such ideas finally reached and the film community. Starting to realize it. Measures of state protectionism in the field of cinema needs to be strengthened, otherwise, our cinema will sooner or later be destroyed by the world car of Hollywood,» said Medina.

The Minister noted that foreign film «Fantastic beasts: Crime green de Wald,» on some days in November was more than 70% of the sessions, adding that this pattern was not seen.

«I am outraged that two-thirds of the sessions were given to a single film. It is not a monopoly, a total monopoly of Hollywood film distributors, which dictates the conditions to cinema chains?» the Minister said, adding that Russian cinema in some cases does not reach the viewer.

At the meeting of the government Council on the development of Russian cinematography at the end of last year, Medina has asked Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to support several initiatives, in particular, to limit the number of sessions of one picture in cinemas up to 35% and the deduction of 3% of each ticket to support national cinema.

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