Ivan Ivanovich Solovov film director, producer. Born October 29, 1952 in Engelsk, Saratov region, USSR (now Russia). In 1973 he entered the Department of Journalism at the Military College of Lvov. In 1977 he started to work at the film studio of the USSR Ministry of Defense. In 1981 he graduated from the Writing Department of VGIK, then - from the directing department of the same institute (1987). In 1994 -96 lectured at the Moscow State Institute of Culture. In 1988 he organized film company Mentor Cinema. He is an author and director of over 40 documentaries including fiction films and TV series. Award-winner of national and International Film Forums. In November 2005 he received the Golden Order Award for Service to Arts instituted by the Public Council of International Charitable Fund Patrons of the Century and the movement Good People of the World. His name is entered in the book Good People of the World.
Member of Producers Guild (Russia).
Member of Directors Guild (Russia).
Honorary Filmmaker of Russia.
Graduated VGIK (Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography).
Member of the European Film Academy.
Ivan has 3 children.