Russian World eyes New Cinema

Moscow-based studio negotiating for partnership

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BERLIN -- Moscow-based Russian World Studio is in negotiations to partner with New Cinema Studio, a marketing and distribution outfit headed by Sergei Chliyants.

The terms will see New Cinema Studio, which includes New Cinema Marketing and New Cinema Distribution, become a division of RWS and take responsibility for the production and distribution of feature films, including co-productions, under the RWS banner.

Chliyants will head the new division, which aims to make a minimum of six features a year.

Several projects already are in the planning stages including "Casual," based on the best-selling Russian chick-lit novel by Oksana Robsky, and drama "Daddy's Daughter," which Dmitry Meshkiev is attached to direct.