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Eduard Anatolyevich Pichugin

Eduard A. Pichugin, the general director of Lenfilm Studios.
He is a board member of the Union of Cinematographers in Russian Federation; President of "Kinoalliance", the National Association of the Cinema Professional Organizations; the board member of the Producers Guild of Russian Federation. He has been engaged in promoting movie presentations and building cinema theaters since 1999. He holds a degree as a Candidate of Economic Sciences, wrote and defended the thesis on “Cash Flow Management in the Cinema Industry” within the framework of his major – “Finance and Credit”. He is a founder of the federal movie theater chains "Kronverk Cinema" and "KINO CITY".

Projects

The All-Russian Forum Kino Rossiyi 2010 (Russian Cinema 20202)

It is an absolute must for us to consolidate our film industry. It is only through consistent dialogue, through closely associated and synchronized efforts that a viable, economical, and independent national film industry can be born.

It is impossible to work out strategic guidelines and a “road map” for their implementation without uniting all the interested parties together. It is namely for this reason that the Forum, where the opinions of all the important participants of the film industry should be heard and taken into consideration, has been organized. The Forum should become “the voice of the film industry”, the main platform for dialogue and communication between the business world, public organizations, and the State.
First and foremost, the Forum will be a medium for all those people who are ready to provide clearly thought-out, justified, and concrete suggestions, and for those who have had experience in implementing successful projects within the large spectrum of the cinema industry.
The initiators of the project:
Eduard Anatolyevich Pichugin; Fedor Sergeyevich Bondarchuk
Project objective:
Working out and implementing the Strategy for the development of domestic cinema industry until 2020.
Project challenge:
Consolidating the efforts of all the participants working in the cinema industry in order to maintain long-term sustained development of the Russian film industry by increasing the competitiveness of our national cinematography on the world market.
Project implementation methods:
The project will be organized through wide-open debatable platforms involving all the leading players of the Russian cinema industry.
The first All-Russian Forum was held in Saint Petersburg on April 19, 2011. The conference entitled “Problems and Prospects of Development in the Russian Film Industry” took place within the framework of the Forum.
Organizers of the conference:
•    the Committee for Culture of the State Duma;
•    the project  KINOCLUB: Culture, Education, and Communication, initiated by the All-Russian political party Yedynaya Rossiya;
•    the KINO CITY Group of Companies;
•    the Saint Petersburg State University of Cinema and Television

The participants of the All-Russian Conference Kino Rossiyi 2020 (Russian Cinema 2020) adopted a resolution pursuant to general aspirations to work together for the development of the domestic film industry. All the aspects of this sector – from initial plans created by working groups to individual spectators who enter cinema theaters – are inseparably linked. For each link of the chain to be successful, all the others must also be successful.
The second conference of the All-Russian Forum Kino Rossiyi 2020 (Russian Cinema 2020) “Basic Strategic Guidelines for the Development of the Cinema Industry in the Russian Federation” took place in Sochi on June 6 – 7, 2011, within the framework of the Russian Open Film Festival Kinotavr.
Discussions on methods for working out strategies of the Russian film industry until 2020, whose main guidelines had been set out by the Government Council on the Development of Domestic Cinematography on February 2, 2011, continued to be developed during the conference. An additional vector for development was defined at the Meeting on Cultural Issues, held in Penza on April 29, 2011. The strategic guidelines were approved for further work by the Chairman of the RF Government during the teleconference between Penza and Maykop.
Organizers of the conference in Sochi:
the Committee for Culture of the State Duma, the Department of Cinematography of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation ;
the project KINOCLUB: Culture, Education, and Communication, initiated by the All-Russian political party Yedynaya Rossiya with analytical support from the independent research company Movie Research.
All the work, accomplished during the second conference of the Forum, resulted in theses, which will be used to design strategies for the development of the film industry until 2020 and specific recommendations for participants working in this sector.

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