Movie theaters are unlikely to like such an initiative.
The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation will develop a law prohibiting the screening of pirated copies of films in cinemas that have not received a distribution certificate in Russia. Now, according to Deputy Minister Alla Manilova, this is a “super topical issue.”
Russian cinemas began showing films without distribution certificates after the largest film companies left the local market. Universal, Disney and other companies have suspended work in Russia after the start of the Russian operation on the territory of Ukraine.
Deputy Minister of Culture
This is a super-relevant topic, which is being seriously discussed today by the ministry, our profile department of cinematography and all our cinematographic structures. We will come up with an initiative bill, propose to the government when we are ready (…) now this problem, the suppression of pirated copies that do not have rental certificates, is indeed extremely relevant and requires its legislative solution
As a rule, films without distribution certificates are shown as part of the pre-screening of Russian short films. Thus, for example, the distribution of “Avatar 2” was organized in Russia.
According to the Bulletin of the Film Distributor sources, Avatar 2 grossed at least 2.4 billion rubles in Russia.
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