Thanks for your reply.
Yes there can be renumeration. It is usually negotiable and depends on the budgeting for the film. We also look to involve people with a genuine interest in providing an insight to the issue we are documenting.
I understand your concerns. The company I am working for, Ronachan Films, has a reputation for integrity and sensitivity to its subjects. We most regularly contribute to the BBC reportage strand This World, for which we recently documented the revolution in Egypt (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bpq8t
), but also tackle serious social issues including with the three part series Our Drugs War (http://www.channel4.com/programmes/our-drugs-war
) for Channel 4. Angus my boss has worked extensively in the former Soviet Union so brings a developed understanding of Ukrainian culture, but I recognise the Ukrainian market isn't necessarily a reflection of the bigger picture.
We wish to make a comprehensive film that looks at the international dating scene in the context of a falling UK marriage rate (2009 had the lowest number of marriages in the UK for over a century) and record divorces.
I'd be interested to talk to you at more length Manny, if willing?
To reiterate, at this stage conversations are confidential.