Born May 28, 1946 in g. Ukmerge Lithuanian SSR in the family of a serviceman.
He graduated from Leningrad fridge College. In 1968 he graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Theater, Music, Film, specializing in drama directed by "specialization" Television ".
. Was stage director of several productions.
. In 1968 - 82 - third assistant director, assistant director, director of the Murmansk television studio.
. From 1982 he worked at CB Radio and Television of the USSR
. Worked in the TPO "Screen", where he made the operetta, film, stained glass-maker "in poetry A. Ascension. He was the author of stories for the program "addresses the young". He then worked as a freelance director of the main editorial youth programs CT USSR Radio and Television. Was among the founders of the popular youth program "The World and Youth", "12-th floor."
Since 1986, worked briefly in the main edition of the literary and dramatic programs CB Broadcaster of the USSR, where he staged together with K. Proshutinskoy cycle plays "Please do not call my name ...".
. From 1987 - one of the founders of the program "The View", "Press Club", etc.
. From June 1992 to 1993 - General Director IV channel Ostankino.
. Since December 1993 - Director of MOT "New Studio" RGTRK "Ostankino"
. From April 1995 - General Director of TV "New Studio".
Since 1994 - president, general producer of JSC "TV ATV".
October 28, 1997 was elected an academician of the Academy of Russia's television.
Catholic. By his own admission, apolitical.
His wife, Kira Proshutinskaya - vice-president, chief editor of TV ATV. Has a son.