The decision to introduce film commissions and grant rebates to film producers from around the world is an effective way to promote the regions as competitive locations for the production of films and television series as well as to attract investment and create new jobs. To what extent will mechanisms to stimulate the film industry attract investment to the regions? What can the Russian film industry offer the regions? What other mechanisms are needed to develop the Russian film industry? What should be done to attract foreign filmmakers to Russia?