Konnov & Sozanovsky partner of the Conference "Film Business in Ukraine"


In September 16, 2011 during the IV Conference "Film Business in Ukraine" the special section will be held on issues regarding film production finance and investment attraction for the film market. Schemes of film production finance, tax benefits, provided for the film market, options of investment attraction and foreign experience are to be discussed on the section.

"During the section we will discuss both realities of our market and experience of foreign colleagues on issues of attracting financial flows to the film. The general purpose of the Conference is to suggest further development ways for the national market and help with the foreign experience adaptation to the realities of our market. Therefore we believe the section regarding the film finance shall become an essential practical guideline not only for the Ukrainian filmmakers. Thus participation in the Conference will be helpful for both parties of the process: film producers and investors, who wish in the right way to enter the market of the most essential art", - says Victoria Yarmoshuk, Director of the Media Recourses Management company, the organizer of the Conference "Film Business in Ukraine".

Yevgeniya Derbal, Partner of Konnov & Sozanovsky comments: "Our long-term experience working with the leading Ukrainian film companies show increasing interest of the national market in attracting external investments for production of quality television and film products. Investors are represented by Ukrainian and foreign companies and even some individuals. Investment attraction can be performed through both debt finance and equity finance. Besides the two basic options, which are actively in use in other sectors of economy, the film production is characterized with contractual schemes of investment attraction, accompanied by conclusion of multiple production & distribution agreements and other documents. These particular issues are to be discussed as well as financial and tax benefits for the national film market during the Conference "Film Business in Ukraine". Foreign experience will be honorably granted by representatives of the leading British and international law firms, who conduct British and American companies in production and distribution of the film product for many years".

One of the reporters of the Conference is Sergei Gratchev, Managing Partner of the Attorneys at Law Bureau MGAP (Russia), who has a great experience on conducting agreements in the media-law sphere, including strategic agreements between major American studios and Russian producers, and has also legally advised such films as "Irony of Fate. Sequel" (box office $70 million), "Wanted", "The Best Movie" (1 and 2), "The Black Lightning", "Christmas Trees", "Frills" and others.

An important element of the Conference will be the special master class regarding finance and investment attraction by Luke Randolph, General Manager of Completion Guarantor, International Film Guarantors Ltd (Great Britain). Luke’s company have conducted the majority of worldwide known films, including "Twilight", "Iron Man", "Alexander" and many others.

Moreover, Kateryna Kopylova, Head of the State cinema agency of Ukraine, Oleg Silvanovich, Head of Belarusfilm national studio, Illia Neretin, General Producer of "Racoon Cinema" would participate in the section.

Conference "Film Business in Ukraine" will be held in September 16, 2011 in Radisson Blue Hotel, Kiev, Ukraine in the frame of the KIEV MEDIA WEEK.

Registration is available here. On all issues of participation please contact Lyudmila Churilova through e-mail info@mrm.ua.