PAUL HETH - Principal
As CEO of Karo Film, Paul Heth revitaled the Russian cinema sector. In late 2012, Heth and partners purchased Karo Film Group, a leading Russian cinema operator and media agency. Heth led the sale of Kinostar Delux cinemas, which he and American media conglomerate National Amusements had co-founded in 2002. In 2000, he joined with National Amusements to design, build and operate "next generation" multiplexes in Los Angeles and Philadelphia. In 1996, he and Eastman Kodak launched Kodak Kinomir, which under his leadership was among the highest-grossing and most profitable cinemas in the world. In 1993, Heth co-founded Russia's first modern cinemas.
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OLGA GOROKHOVA - Chief Accountant
With Monumental since 2009
POLINA SCHLICHT - Managing Partner
Partnered with Monumental in 2014. In addition to Monumental activities in Russia, started to buy movie rights for UFD (ufd.ua) on international film markets. Polina co-produced the IPC-backed documentary about the Sochi 2014 Paralympics “Spirit in Motion”, as well as several short films and corporate videos. Graduate of Moscow State University (MGU) and Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP Europe). Fluent in German, Russian, English and French.
MICHAEL SCHLICHT - Partner
In 1992 industry veteran Michael Schlicht founded the first privately owned film distribution company in Russia.
For more than a decade he oversaw 20th Century Fox operations in Russia. In 2006 his company merged with 20th Century Fox Russia which he was running for another 2 years. After he left Fox in 2008, he helmed the Sony Pictures International Russian division. Together with Sony Pictures he also set up Sony Pictures Entertainment to produce Russian films for distribution across to CIS and beyond. Films produced By Mr. Schlicht include Fedor Bondarchuk's blockbuster "Stalingrad", "Vysotskii", "Battalion" and "The Very Best Movie" comedy franchise. Schlicht is a Moscow Institute of Foreign Affairs (MGIMO) graduate.
TATYANA DEMINA - Assistant and Office Director
With Monumental since 2013