Bob Van Ronkel is an American producer, businessman and president of Doors to Hollywood, a company that over the last 20 years has brought more than 120 high-profile Hollywood actors, directors, producers and bands to Russia, Kazakhstan and other CIS countries to attend film festivals, perform concerts, appear in advertising and marketing campaigns, speak at forums and attend special events.
During his 15 years living in Russia, he did over 300 different deals including opening the Grand Havana Room private cigar club in Moscow, the Doors to Hollywood Acting Academy and producing the MDM Bank/Hiro Yamagata Laser Show in Saint Petersburg. He has also brought actors and bands such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Richard Gere, Jim Carrey, Katy Perry, Kanye West, 30 Seconds to Mars, Mariah Carey, Kevin Costner and Modern West, Antonio Banderas, Nicolas Cage, Flo Rida, Milla Jovovich, Sigourney Weaver, Owen Wilson, Steven Seagal, Val Kilmer, Hilary Swank, Bryan Ferry, Jon Voight, Billy Zane, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mickey Rourke, Irina Shayk, A-HA, Back Street Boys, Tom Jones, Paul Anka, John Cusack, Pamela Anderson, Dolph Lundgren, John Malkovich and many others to Russia, Kazakhstan and other countries.
Van Ronkel has produced nine films, four of which filmed in Russia, two Russian television series and numerous special events, including three Odessa Jazz Festivals and three 1,000,000 Smiles charity events for orphan children. He has been a consultant to more than 15 film festivals, including the Moscow International Film Festival, Faces of Love, 2Morrow, Astana Action Film Festival, Eurasia International Film Festival, Odessa International Film Festival, Stars of Shaken Film Festival, Me and Family and October, Kinotavr, Zabaykalskiy, International History and Adventure Festival, Chita Film Festival, Dialogue of Culture and Tashkent International Film Festival, as well as Russian channels MTV, Muz-TV, NTV and the 1st Channel.
Van Ronkel is now living back in the U.S. and continues to bring well-known celebrities, bands and speakers to Russia, Kazakhstan, and other countries. In 2018 he took Richard Gere to speak at a global forum in Moscow and in 2019 took Arnold Schwarzenegger to speak at a global forum in Saint Petersburg. He is currently booking Hollywood celebrities for webinars and other types of events, including advertising and marketing campaigns for different Russian, Kazakh, Chinese and Middle Eastern companies.