ELENA BARANOVA (Producer)
Elena Baranova is an independent film producer and a film consultant. Ms Baranova has been developing and co-financing feature films through her Los Angeles based company Right Magic Films. In 2003 she produced “The Breaks”, directed by award winning director Richard Sears. The short film went on to win several prestigious International and USA film festival awards. In 2012 she produced “Cloud Nine” starring Michael Madsen and Jean Hugues Anglade. Other projects include “Dig Two Graves”, “ The Life and Times of Janus Fall” , “ Adventures of Oscar the Parrot “.
Elena started her film career, working with renowned Australian film director Fred Schepisi on his project “Russia House” starring Sir Sean Connery and Michelle Pfeiffer. Following the work on Oliver Stone’s JFK and Francis Ford Coppola’s “Dracula”, Elena worked with Peter Medak on “Romeo is Bleeding”.
She then turned her attention to the craft of Costume Design and is a member of Costume Designers Guild.
She continued her work in the film industry as a consultant to Philip Noyce on “The Saint” and Russian dialogue consultant for Wolfgang Peterson on “Air Force One” with Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford. In 2007 she consulted and translated for Mike Nichols on “Charlie Wilson ‘s War” starring Tom Hanks, Iron Man II Mickey Rourke in 2011 and Die Hard 2012. In 2013 she worked with Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist and Alfie Allen on Lions Gate John Wick to be release in 2014.
Elena was a consultant to several USA film festivals including Sundance Film Festival and the AFI Film Festival. She is a member of American Costume Designer GuildShe is also a contributing editor for several publications such as Vogue and InStyle and is also on the advisory board of Independent Shakespeare Company of Los Angeles.
Prior to her work in Hollywood, her experience includes ten years in the advertising, publishing and marketing industries. Elena has a B.F.A. in Painting from Concordia University, Master’s Degree in Art History from Boston University and a Certificate in Advertising Arts from Parson School of Design.