Russia takes measures to its own film industry to protect

Russia takes measures to its own film industry to protect

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The Russian government is going to foreign filmmakers heavier burden if they have a film in Russia want to show. The thus-generated revenue to be invested in local productions.

The amount previously for the license needed to be paid was the 3,500 ruble (about fifty euros), but now starts around the five million ruble (72.800 euro), reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Movies that are more than two hundred million rubles in the drawer should bring between three and five percent of their total ticket sales to pay.

Anyone who has a movie in a Russian cinema wants to show a licence will need to buy. That is also true for Russian filmmakers, which it should be noted that the Russian government in that case, the money to the producer return.


All revenues arising from the purchase of licenses by foreign makers would, according to the American website to the Russian film industry move.

The increase will probably be, especially for small, independent filmmakers from abroad are an obstacle.

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