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Chekhov and Maria (2007)

Russian playwright Anton Chekhov is ill with tuberculosis and is cared for by his sister Maria with whom he lives in Yalta... learn more ›

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Mikhail Susuni
President & CEO

Laila Rubstein
Head of International Business Development

Mr. Susuni, the founder of JLJ, has over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience, including TV and media content licensing worldwide. For more than a decade, he has been instrumental to JLJ’s acquisition of major world studio titles for distribution in Russia, CIS, and Europe. His extensive contacts within the business community and his skills at crosscultural communication lend themselves to successful business transactions and negotiations. An experienced and dedicated businessman, Mr. Susuni is able to leverage brand recognition and syndicate with partners to the utmost mutual benefit. 
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Laila brings to JLJ her strategic leadership vision, business development expertise, and experience in oversight of marketing and operations around the globe. In the past, Laila has provided mobile, Internet and IT consulting services for J.P. Morgan, Phillip Morris, Gannett, as well as various start-ups. Currently, Laila provides consulting services for leading broadcasters in Russia and abroad. She works with the senior management team in developing strategic plans to accomplish the goals of the organization.