Pier59 studios boycott Russian productions

NEW YORK, March 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Pier59 Studios (www.pier59studios.com) and Art+Fashion Group (www.artandfashiongroup.com) announce a boycott of Russian productions and Putin supporters, effective immediately, at their 110,000 square foot video-photography complex located at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, New York Town.

As the largest photo-video and multimedia complex in the world, Pier59 Studios has hosted many high-end productions for Russian magazines, such as Russian Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar Russia, Russian GQ, L’Officiel Russia, Allure Russia and many more. others.

Federico Pignatelli della Leonessa, Founder and President of Pier59 Studios and Art+Fashion Group said, “I am proud to ensure that Pier59 Studios and Art+Fashion Group are open to all and at the forefront of equal opportunity and pay equity, but will not sit idly by like Russia criminally and senselessly invades the sovereign Ukrainian state causing countless deaths, destruction and suffering to millions of people.

Therefore, from today, my companies will boycott all direct or indirect Russian productions until a criminal like Putin (or similar) is no longer in power. Russian Federation.

This boycott will not apply to Russian models and/or other staff unless they support Putin’s current policies.

We ask those who support its policy not to enter and/or work in our facilities. If we come across anyone supporting or making pro-Putin comments while there, they will be immediately asked to leave and never return.

My personal support for Ukraineor of any sovereign State, and that of my societies is unconditional of any aggression or reprisals of Russia or any other country. We must respect sovereignty and democracy!”

About Pier59 Studios
Founded in 1995 by Federico Pignatelli and its Art and Fashion Group Corporation, Pier59 Studios is a 110,000 square foot premier photography and multimedia studio located at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, New York Town. As the largest photography facility and multimedia studio complex in the world, the space hosts more than 2,500 advertising campaigns per year. The studios are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including a production studio for AR and VR, to meet the varied needs of their diverse clientele – which includes videographers, photographers, designers, advertising agencies and corporations. television and film production. Pier59 Studios offers eleven column-free studio spaces, including a 6,500 square foot soundstage built for live performances, special events, video and commercial projects. Nine studios are naturally lit and feature retractable walls to allow for unprecedented space flexibility.

For more information, please email Casey Poor at [email protected].

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