The acting Director of the state film Studio “Soyuzmultfilm” appointed Boris Mashkovtsev, co-author of the concept of the animation project “the Fixies” and the former head of “Airplane.” This is stated in the message of the film Studio received .
Previously this position was held by Gleb Davydov, who left the Studio, said the representative of “Soyuzmultfilm”. According to the source , the contest for the post of Director of the Studio is scheduled for summer 2017.
This post became vacant in April 2016, when it voluntarily left producer Andrew Dobrunov, who headed the Studio since March 2014. In November 2016, the Ministry of culture announced a competition for the post of Director of “Soyuzmultfilm”, but later postponed it. In accordance with the terms of the contest the candidate must have experience in similar field and experience in a managerial position for at least one year.
In early February, for solving organizational and financial issues of “Soyuzmultfilm” was established by the Board. The Chairman was the former General Director of “STS Media” Juliana Slaschova. At the same time in the composition of the Board of the Studio included Boris Moshkivtsi, Board member of the Association of animated film Anton Grishin, producers, Nikolai Makovsky and Maria Smirnova and financial consultant Olga Leontiev, who became the Treasurer of “Soyuzmultfilm”.
Juliana Slaschova said that she was invited mashkovtseva on the Board, and then together with the culture they made him an offer to become acting Director. “Boris is one of the key participants in the animated market for many years ran the animation Studio, and this experience was important for the “Soyuzmultfilm”, — explained Slascheva. According to her, the task of Boris and the team that comes with him — to Refine the strategy for the Studio to build all of the administrative, financial, and creative processes and bring the “Soyuzmultfilm” from an organizational and financial crisis.
“Soyuzmultfilm” — the largest Soviet and Russian state film Studio of animated films. It was founded in Moscow on 10 June 1936. The total number produced since the Studio cartoons more than 1,5 thousand However, recent years were not too successful for the Studio. According to SPARK, the company’s revenue in 2015 has decreased from 2014 by 15% to 86.4 million rubles., and the loss amounted to 4.2 million RUB compared to sales profit of 66 thousand RUB 35 million RUB in 2013. Financial performance for the year 2016 have not been published.