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The Rambler media Group will act as investor and co-producer of the movie series “Bender” produced by the Studio of Alexander Tsekalo “Environment”. This was announced by Director of repertory strategy and content of Internet-holding Sophie Kvashilava, says family-owned Demyan Kudryavtsev, the newspaper “Vedomosti”. This information was also confirmed by the representative of the “Environment”.
According to the companion publication, the picture will be filmed on the novel by Ilya Ilf and Yevgeny Petrov “12 chairs”. The main role in it performed by Russian actor Sergei Bezrukov. A company representative said that the film will be “a mixture of” Soviet “Elusive Avengers” and techniques of film Director guy Ritchie.
It is known that the project will be presented in two formats. Four of the tapes will be released in theaters, and then expanded version will release on the network as a series. Premiere of the first part will take place in early 2020, the schedule for the other films is at the stage of negotiation with potential distributors.
Kvashilava stressed that the joint distribution Okko, which is included in the Rambler Group, will not be a priority when showing movies, but the question of exclusive rights for the series.
In April, the Rambler Group acquired the rights to broadcast matches of the English Premier League for the next three seasons. Specially crafted videoreaction Okko.Sport is headed commentator Vladimir stognienko.
Rambler Group is one of the leaders of Russian media industry, main directions of which are digital media, online and offline cinema. It consists of the largest Internet media holding Rambler&Co (includes such publications as “Tape.ru, Gazeta.ru”, “Poster”, “championship” and Livejournal), the largest network of cinemas “Sinema Park” and “Formula Kino” and online cinema Okko. The holding takes the first place in Russia in terms of monthly audience: it is more than 56 million people.
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