Company overview

A.R.Films focuses on creating, financing and distributing first class, studio quality entertainment content and intellectual property across multiple platforms.

A.R.Films is an international filmed entertainment company dedicated to creating and distributing high quality independent content across all available platforms. We work with a broad spectrum of genres; our films range from high-budget war epics to low- and mid-budget dramas and comedies. A.R.Films develops and produces only projects with the unique artistic vision of the director or writer behind them.

Founded in 2009 by the prominent Russian film and television producer and media executive Alexander Rodnyansky, A.R.Films now has production and distribution capabilities in 22 countries in Eastern and Central Europe, Russia and the US.

These include ownership of one of the biggest film licensing and distribution corporations in Central and Eastern Europe; A Company; Russian movie production company Non-Stop Production; the leader in the distribution of independent films, Cinema Without Frontiers (Kino Bez Granits); and the most influential film festival in Russia – Kinotavr.

A.R.Films US is involved in the development and production of high-quality independent films. Its first production, Billy Bob Thornton’s film Jayne Mansfield's Car, starring Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon, Billy Bob Thornton, Robert Patrick, Ray Stevenson, Frances O’Connor and Katherine LaNasa, premiered in 2012 in competition of the Berlin Film Festival. The second film – The Goat Island, directed by D.J.Caruso will also premiere in 2012. Among the upcoming projects of A.R.Films Robert Rodriguez's films “Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” and “Machete Kills,” as well as an untitled Renny Harlin thriller currently in post-production.

In 2012 Alexander Rodnyansky’s A.R.Films and Geyer Kosinski’s Media Talent Group have announced their formation of a $120 million fund to develop and produce up to six motion pictures in the United States over the next two years.

A COMPANY works in licensing, distribution and production of filmed entertainment through both its wholly owned subsidiaries and partner companies, building a distribution network across more than 22 countries in Eastern and Central Europe. It owns Berlin-based EEAP (Eastern European Acquisition Pool), Budapest Film in Hungary, and Gala Media in Russia. With a library of over 350 films (including Shutter Island, Million Dollar Baby, the Saw franchise), A Company also distributes the most popular titles from the catalogues of New Regency and Morgan Creek throughout the CIS.

Non-Stop Production is a production company that specializes in high-quality films and event television miniseries. In 2011 Non-Stop Production produced Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Elena, which received the Special Jury Prize in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard; and Innocent Saturday by Alexander Mindadze, which screened in competition at of the 61st International Berlin Film Festival). In August, production began on the war epic Stalingrad, directed by Fyodor Bondarchuk. Television produced by Non-Stop Production includes the period drama The White Guards (Belaya Gvardiya); an adaptation of a novel by Michail Bulgakov; and Dostoevsky, a biopic of legendary Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky.

Cinema Without Frontiers (CWF) owns a library of more than 1500 movies by world’s best directors, including Peter Greenaway, Michael Haneke, Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu, Francis Ford Coppola, Kim Ki-duk, Takeshi Kitano, Lars von Trier and Stephen Frears.

The Open Russian Film Festival, Kinotavr, is the most important cultural and industry event in Russian film. Dozens of films by Russian-speaking filmmakers from around the world compete each year in the official program of the festival, including films made by first-time directors. Over 5000 movie professionals attend Kinotavr each year and participate in the Fesitval’s roundtables, pitching sessions and film market.

A.R.Games – a division of A.R.Films – owns 25% of Syncopate, one ofthe biggest online game publishers in Russia and the Russian-speaking markets. Syncopate operates GameNet – a self-populating social network for gamers. GameNet is a unique technology that seamlessly integrates social networking and community features with game content, creating an entirely new level of customer immersion. GameNet is the official platform for WCG (World Cyber Games) Russia, and two of Syncopate's titles are WCG disciplines. Syncopate's current game portfolio includes Aika, Magic World 2, Golden Land, Blood Rites, Rage of Titans, and War Inc.

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