Format Show 2011 Speakers

Yuriy Sapronov

In 1990 graduated from the St Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy, Theatricological faculty. Yuriy Sapronov has started his career in 1987 in «Lenfilm» film studio, where he worked in different positions from Senior Film administrator to Deputy Director of Art Department.

In 1990 he was appointed as a Deputy Director of art-production company «Saint Petersburg» and in 1991 he occupied the same position in «Petgograd-film» film studio. In 1993 Yuriy became the Vice-President of «East Euro Entertainment» company. Since 1996 Sapronov worked as Director General of «Videoart Profit» TV Company, and since 1998 - Director General of «Interactive TV» company.

In 2003 he occupied the position of General Producer of «Russian World Studios». In the end of the year 2007 the company was reorganized into the joint venture of RWS and AFK «Sistems» - CJSC «Worldwide Russian Studios» and Yuriy Sapronov was appointed to the position of the First Deputy to the Director General and Head of Production Department. In 2008 he became the Director General of «Worldwide Russian Studios». For three years of his management the company became one of the largest private film companies. The catalogue of the company comprises more than 1500 hours of product: almost 50 soap operas and some feature films.