Famous Screenwriters from Russia

List of notable or famous screenwriters from Russia, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in Russia and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to Russia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Russian screenwriters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These screenwriters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known screenwriter from Russia is included when available.

List features people like Maya Deren and Genndy Tartakovsky.

This historic screenwriters from Russia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Russian screenwriters of note?" and "Who are the most famous screenwriters from Russia?" These prominent screenwriters of Russia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Russian screenwriters.

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  • Maya Deren
    Dec. at 44 (1917-1961)
    • Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
    Maya Deren (April 29, 1917 – October 13, 1961), born Eleonora Derenkowska (Ukrainian: Елеоно́ра Деренко́вська), was a Ukrainian-born American experimental filmmaker and important promoter of the ...more
  • Andrei Tarkovsky
    Dec. at 54 (1932-1986)
    • Birthplace: Yuryevetsky District
    Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky (Russian: Андре́й Арсе́ньевич Тарко́вский, IPA: [ɐnˈdrʲej ɐrˈsʲenʲjɪvʲɪtɕ tɐrˈkofskʲɪj]; 4 April 1932 – 29 December 1986) was a Russian filmmaker, writer, and film ...more
    • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
    Genndy Tartakovsky (; born January 17, 1970) is a Russian-American animator, director, producer, screenwriter, storyboard artist, comic book writer and artist. He is the creator of the Cartoon ...more
  • Samuil Marshak
    Dec. at 76 (1887-1964)
    • Birthplace: Voronezh Oblast, Eurasia, Voronezh, Russia
    Samuil Yakovlevich Marshak (alternative spelling: Samuil Yakovlevich Marchak) (Russian: Самуи́л Я́ковлевич Марша́к; 3 November [O.S. 22 October] 1887 – 4 July 1964) was a Russian and Soviet writer of ...more
  • Charles Lamont
    Dec. at 98 (1895-1993)
    • Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Charles Lamont (May 5, 1895 – September 12, 1993) was a prolific filmmaker, directing over 200 titles and producing and writing many others. A California native, Lamont was born in San Francisco and ...more
    • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
    Aleksandr Kott is a television and film director and screenwriter.