Rafael Minasbekyan will manage the division of film distribution thematic channels production and distribution in Gazprom media
18 September 2015

Gazprom media, the leading diversified media holding in Russia and Eastern Europe, announced the appointment of Rafael Minasbekyan as a general manager of division of Film and thematic channels. Production and distribution Gazprom media (GPM KIT )

Rafael Minasbekyan will be responsible for the development of film production and distribution, management of earned library of films and rights, as well as the management of 35 thematic channels, development of its content and distribution.

Rafael Minasbekyan has 25 years of experience in the media business. He is an author, producer and director of more than 200 television programs, documentaries, feature films, animated films and marketing campaigns. Before joining Gazprom media Minasbekyan was a member of the shareholders' council and headed the strategic development of business and communications department in Rosgosstrakh.

"The ability to create a unique high demand content is the determining factor in the success of the media holding. We intend to actively develop the television and film production and distribution of the content, which is produced by our companies. I am sure that Rafael Minasbekyan’s undeniable experience and credibility in the industry, his managerial skills, vision and creative energy will be demanded for the company’s development of this line of business "- commented CEO of Gazprom media holding Dmitry Chernyshenko.

"There is a big responsibility to manage film and distribution. I am convinced that Russian films will return their rightful place in the global film industry. The market of thematic channels will dynamically develop, and the assets of Gazprom media will play an important role in this development. The main challenges of our strategy are to create and provide high quality content. We want to tell the fascinating and inspiring stories, bringing joy to the maximum number of people, "- commented Rafael Minasbekyan.

The division Film and thematic channell. Production and distribution of Gazprom media operates such film companies as Central Partnership and NTV-Kino, and also Red Media, a production and distribution company of cable TV channels.