The government refused to support the proposal of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation on the introduction of fees with television channels and cinemas in support of the Russian cinema. About this “Interfax” reported on Friday, September 30, the Ministry of culture.

“This year we proposed to introduce charges on TV channels and cinemas, to purposefully guide them to support the domestic film industry”, – said the Agency interlocutor. The additional amount would have amounted to only three rubles from every ticket to a movie, said the source. However, according to him, the idea did not like the industry, the proposal was not supported by the government.

The Ministry of culture advocated a training program to support the Russian
movie from extrabudgetary sources. It was proposed to implement the so-called “French model” in which the industry is supported by injections from the budget and using indirect fees from market participants.

In may, the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky noted that currently, the cinema Fund supports only a small part of domestic projects. The head of the Ministry of culture has proposed to develop a programme to support Russian cinema, based not only on budget investments.

The Minister then said that the program of support of Russian cinema
the office “is actually scrape money from other programs, penny without getting further”. According to Medina, in front of the cinema Fund “is tasked to achieve by 2018 25% of the market.”

In June, about the idea of fees cinemas skeptical remarks, the Chairman of the Union of cinematographers of Russia Nikita Mikhalkov. He warned that the initiative of the Ministry of culture requires careful consideration, as it can lead to unpleasant consequences for the cinema and for networking”.

In August it was reported that allocated to the Ministry of culture for 2016 to 1.2 billion rubles will be distributed among 60 projects in the field of copyright, debut, children’s films and television series. In particular, government support will be provided to the 26 film debuts, co-financing from the Ministry of culture will receive six of the children’s paintings.

The government did not support the idea of fees in support of the Russian cinema 30.09.2016

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