Business programme

Legal Aspects of Joint Film Production in the New Realities

Congress Centre, conference hall D1
Business and Investment in the Face of Sanctions
In 2022, ‘unfriendly countries’ generated more than 60% of export proceeds from the licensing of Russian films. With the introduction of sanctions against Russia, Hollywood film companies leaving the Russian market, and a reduction in the number of cinemas in the country, financial planning in the film industry is becoming increasingly unpredictable. Given the withdrawal of foreign partners from projects, the refusal of private investors, including Russian ones, to finance films, and an increase in film production costs, Russia needs to cooperate with new markets in the film industry and transition from content distribution to the implementation of co-production film projects. What legal aspects of co-production are the most important today? What are some of the distinctive features of legal regulation in new markets for the Russian film industry? What challenges does the film business face when making films with international co-production? How can improvements to legislation concerning international activities facilitate the development of the film industry in the new realities?


Ekaterina Chukovskaya
Director, Scientific and Educational Center for Intellectual Property and Digital Economy Digital IP


Pavel Vereshchagin
Olga Kurina
Executive Director, Documentary Film and Television Guild
Anton Malyshev
Head of the Department of Distribution and Marketing, Faculty of Production, Russian State University of Cinematography named after S.Gerasimov (VGIK); Executive Director, KINOPRIME Foundation
Vikramjit Roy
Producer, Growth Consultant M&E Industry (online)
Natalya Sigacheva
Head of Legal Department, Film Studio "Soyuzmultfilm"
Julia Sycheva
Expert in the field of copyright, media and film production, Legal Academy