Moscow expat life
21 May 2021 11:47
Interview with Bob Van Ronkel – Mr Hollywood in Russia
What bought you to Moscow?
I first came to Moscow in 1998, when a Russian producer I had met in Los Angeles asked me if I could help him distribute a movie he had made, which he had shot in English. Then he came back a few months later and said that Mayor Luzhkov wanted to build multiplex cinemas in Russia, and could I help organise some meetings with Hollywood studios? So I helped arrange for Luzhkov to meet Warner Brothers studio in 1998.