Marina Drozdova is a graduate of the Department of Journalism at Moscow State University. She is Research Assistant in the State Institute of Cultural Studies (Moscow) in the Department of Art Theory. She is a regular columnist for the journal Film and a regular contributor to Iskusstvo kino. She was a member of the editorial board of Seans and participated in the Noveishaia entsyklopediia otechestvennogo kino (1985-2000). She has written screenplays for and directed a dozen documentary films, and is currently a producer and chief commission editor of the documentary department at the "Culture" television channel.