Maria Grechishnikova

Maria has been working in the media over 16 years in top management positions for various companies. Currently, as CEO of Star Media Group, an international group of companies, Maria focuses on strategic development of new Group’s businesses, partnerships, and further enhancement and development of content production and distribution.

Also, Maria is a member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (EMMY), member of European Film Academy (EFA) and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

In 2020, under Maria’s supervision 26 films were produced; the Group’s content protection branch and ContentScan, a new anti-piracy service, were launched; in association with STS, the semi-final of International Emmy Awards has been organized and held in the format of an online event; Star Media’s MCN on YouTube has grown into a major content aggregator in the CIS countries, partnership with telecommunications giant HUAWEI has been concluded. A new film production company, Apple Tree Vision, was co-founded and launched in cooperation with the UK-based OLLEV. Also, in 2020 Star Media’s productions won 12 awards at Russian and international film festivals (in total, Star Media is winner of over 200 prizes).

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