Russian glamour: crisis impact

Bob Van Ronkel, Producer, President, Doors to Hollywood

1954 - Born in California
1992 - Owner and general partner, 435 north restaurant, Beverly Hills
1992 - Real estate sales agent, Beverly Hills
1995 - Organises trip to Russia for Warner Bros. studios executives to meet mayor of Moscow, Yury Luzhkov
1999 - Arranges visit of academy award winning actor, Martin Landau, to Moscow, as guest of the 21st Moscow International Film Festival
2000 - Managing partner, San Marino financial group LLC
2000 - U.S. director, 22nd Moscow international film festival
2001 - Founder, Doors to Hollywood
2003 - Vice president, Kinotavr "Faces of Love" film festival, Moscow

Today we will talk about living in Moscow in times of crisis. Our guest today is Bob Van Ronkel: a man who, a couple of years ago promised Spotlight he'd bring the Hollywood's crème de la crème to Russia. It seems he is doing well. Stars like Mariah Carey, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Pamela Anderson, Steven Seagal, Mila Jovovich, Jim Carrey and many others, are becoming regulars in Moscow – all thanks to the efforts of Ronkel.