Goltsblat BLP represents and advises producer and director Ilya Naishuller in relation to one of the largest international transactions for the Russian film industry


Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), is acting for Ilya Naishuller, director, scriptwriter and producer of the Sci-Fi action film Hardcore, in relation to a transaction contemplating the sale of rights to the movie to STX Entertainment, a US based global media company. The agreement for the sale of rights was achieved between the agent of Timur Bekmambetov and Ilya Naishuller, which are the main producers of the movie, and STX Entertainment after the Toronto Film Festival, where in September 2015 this Sci-Fi action film won the People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award. This transaction is one of the largest international deals ever for the Russian film industry.

The Goltsblat BLP team provides Mr Naishuller with legal support and conducts negotiations on structuring of the deal. The project is handled by the team of lawyers led by the Firm’s Managing Partner Andrey Goltsblat and including Anton Panchenkov (Head of Group, Corporate), Yana Pylaeva (Senior Associate, IP) and Anna Zelenskaya (Senior Associate, Tax).

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