The Ministry of culture of Russian thinking about the revision of the scheme of increasing the rental fees for a foreign movie. On Friday, April 21, writes "Kommersant" referring to participants of the meeting Ministry of culture and independent distributors.
We are talking about possible cancellation fees distribution certificate for art house films, which go for no more than 120 screens. This will allow independent tapes to remain on the Russian market. It is noted that for these paintings will be installed a certain threshold not only in the number of cinemas, but at a cost. In the category of "Arthouse" with zero duties will be able to get works purchased by the distributors to not more than 10-20 thousand dollars.
According to program Director "cinema Prestige" Michael Dodzina, these criteria close the road in the Russian cinema such independent Directors as woody Allen, Pedro almodóvar and the Coen brothers, who have an average audience reach (250-300 screens) and cost about 100 thousand dollars.
The meeting was attended by the Director of the cinematography Department of the culture Ministry Vyacheslav Telnov on the one hand and representatives of such distributors as "Volga", "Chapel" and "Arthouse" on the other.
Also at the meeting were presented the document under which the proposed Ministry of culture at the initiative of the film Fund, a fee of five million rubles will be introduced only for those foreign ribbons, cash charges that exceed 300 million rubles.
For the rest of the paintings, reports "Kommersant", the fee for the rental license will be tied to fees in the following order: in the checkout to 50 million rubles — zero duty, 50-100 million — 0.5 per cent of fees 100-200 million — one percent of the cash, and 200-300 million and a half per cent.
The intention of the Ministry of culture to raise the fee to hire a foreign film with 3.5 thousand rubles to five million rubles (that is in 1.4 thousand times), "Vedomosti" reported on 23 January. According to officials of the Ministry, such measures should help domestic films in hire charges. In the Kremlin is said, to act in the matter of the cost of licences needed with the utmost caution.
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