Alexander Rodnyansky

Alexander Efimovich Rodnyansky (born July 2, 1961 in Kiev) is a Ukrainian film director, film producer, television executive and businessman. During his career Rodnyansky produced over 30 films and more than 20 television series including The 9th Company (2005), Heat (2006), Piter FM (2006), The Inhabited Island (2009), The Sun (2005), A Chef in Love (1997), A Driver for Vera (2004), East/West (1999). He created Ukrainian TV network 1+1 and for seven years was the CEO of Russian media company CTC Media. Alexander Rodnyansky graduated from Kiev's National University of Film, Theatre and Television as a documentary director. In 1983 he started his career at Kievnauchfilm studio. As a director Rodnyansky won numerous awards for his documentaries. From 1990 till 1993 he worked as a producer and film director at the German television channel ZDF. In 1994 he returned to Ukraine to create the first independent television channel in the country, 1+1. In a matter of months 1+1 became the leader of the television market in Ukraine. Rodnyansky served as CEO of 1+1 and was a co-owner of the company together with Central European Media Enterprises (CME).


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