The Federal Agency of State Property Management has endorsed the list of Lenfilm Studios’ new management
The Federal Agency of State Property Management has approved the Ministry of Culture’s proposal for Lenfilm’s new management, according to Dmitry Pristanskov, the Agency’s Deputy Director.
“We have considered and accepted the proposal of the Ministry of Culture. All members of the board of directors proposed by the Ministry are respected and worthy people,” he says.
In particular, Fyodor Bondarchuk is confirmed as Chairman of the Board.
Deputy Minister of Culture Ivan Demidov, Advisor to the Minister Andrey Aristarkhov, as well as Alexander Sokurov, Sergey Selyanov and Alexey German Jr. entered the renewed Board.
Dmitry Pristanskov will keep his position as the Agency’s representative in the Board.
The Agency has also supported the candidate for the CEO position proposed by the Ministry.
“The same Order confirms Eduard Pichugin’s appointment as director. It was under his guidance that the conception of the Studios’ development was created,” says the Agency’s Deputy Director.
Pristanskov recalled that Lenfilm’s development concept which had been approved earlier during public hearings implies the modernization of the Studios’ production capacities.
“Our main focus is to turn Lenfilm into a studio which meets the state-of-the-art requirements of the film industry. It must be a modern site with renewed equipment and all necessary infrastructure,” says Pristanskov.
“Actually, we aim to recover Lenfilm’s status as one of the country’s main movie studios.
Lenfilm is Russia’s oldest movie studio. The first movie shown in Russia took place here in 1896. Eizenstein, Kozintsev, Heifitz, Sokurov, German, and Bortko created their masterpieces which exemplified the glory of Russian cinematography.
At the same time, it is essential that Lenfilm should remain the state property,” Pristanskov emphasized.
”We suggest keeping 100% of Lenfilm shares as property of the Russian Federation in accordance with the original concept,” - says Pristanskov
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