About us

CENTRAL PARTNERSHIP INTERNATIONAL is a new brand launched as an extension of Central Partnership's International Distribution department, which has established strong relationships with distributors worldwide and strengthened its position as a leading player in the field of international sales of Russian films.


Our constantly expanding slate includes all popular genres and formats, from feature-length action movies, comedies and drama to animation, documentaries and arthouse titles. Our mission is to bring top-quality Russian content to global audiences.


CENTRAL PARTNERSHIP INTERNATIONAL is also focused on research and development of top-quality content with high commercial potential in the global entertainment industry.

Established in 1996, Moscow-based CENTRAL PARTNERSHIP is a leading producer, financier, sales agent and distributor of feature film, VOD and television content in Russia.


CEO of Central Partnership LLC
Vadim Vereschagin

Since august 2018 – CEO of Central Partnership LLC

2017 to 2018 - First Deputy CEO for Film Distribution of the Central Partnership Film Company.

From 2008 to 2017, held a leading position at Central Partnership LLC, responsible for the distribution of domestic titles, Paramount Pictures International, as well as foreign independent films.

In 2015 resumed the direction of the International distribution business in Central Partnership LLC.

From 2003 to 2006, he held a similar position at United International Pictures Russia, a joint venture between Paramount and Universal Studios.

In 2002, worked for East-West Company as a movie distribution manager for films at Paramount, Universal, and DreamWorks Studios.

Vadim Vereshchagin graduated from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Institute of International Economic Relations.

In 2018, he received the gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation for his services in preparing and conducting the year of Russian media in China and the year of Chinese media in Russia.

Head of PR & Marketing
Julia Kalinovskaya

Yulia Kalinovskaya is the Head of Local Marketing and Company Publicity at Central Partnership. She has led marketing campaigns for dozens of films, including the three highest-grossing Russian films of all time (Three Seconds, Son of a Rich, and T-34).

In 2009 Yulia obtained a degree in PR and International Communications from Institut Europeen des Relations Publiques in Paris, having already received a degree in Public Relations from the Moscow State University of Management.

From 2008 to 2011 she worked for DTV Channel (CTC Media Inc) as a PR Manager.

In 2011, Yulia joined Central Partnership as Publicity Manager, and went on to become Head of Publicity in 2016. She has held her current position as Head of Local Marketing and Company Publicity since 2019.

In 2021 she completed a Digital Transformation program at Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. 

VP, International Distribution
Leyla Atakishieva

Leyla Atakishieva is a content industry executive with vast experience in international distribution of feature films, TV series and animated titles.

In 2014, after obtaining a double degree in Economics (studying in parallel at the Université Grenoble Alpes and at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration), Leyla began her career in finance.

In 2016 Leyla joined Central Partnership as International Distribution Manager, and in 2021 she was included in Screen Daily’s Future Leaders.

Since December 2021 Leyla Atakishieva has been VP International Distribution at Central Partnership.

Over the course of her career at Central Partnership, Leyla has handled international rights of box office hits including Three Seconds, Silver Skates, Chernobyl, Son of a Rich, and many others.

Since august 2018 – CEO of Central Partnership LLC

2017 to 2018 - First Deputy CEO for Film Distribution of the Central Partnership Film Company.

From 2008 to 2017, held a leading position at Central Partnership LLC, responsible for the distribution of domestic titles, Paramount Pictures International, as well as foreign independent films.

In 2015 resumed the direction of the International distribution business in Central Partnership LLC.

From 2003 to 2006, he held a similar position at United International Pictures Russia, a joint venture between Paramount and Universal Studios.

In 2002, worked for East-West Company as a movie distribution manager for films at Paramount, Universal, and DreamWorks Studios.

Vadim Vereshchagin graduated from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Institute of International Economic Relations.

In 2018, he received the gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation for his services in preparing and conducting the year of Russian media in China and the year of Chinese media in Russia.

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