Born in Lviv, Ukraine in 1960. In 1984 she graduated from the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) with a degree in screenwriting and film studies. She worked as a literary secretary for Viktor Shklovsky, and as a screenplay editor at Lenfilm Studios. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Séance magazine. Since 1993, she has been the founder and chief editor of the Séance publishing house. Since 2010, she has been artistic director of the Séance Workshop [Masterskaya Séance] company. In 2006, she co-created the TV program Private Screening [Zakrytyi pokaz] on Channel One (Russia). From 2006 to 2011 she was a lecturer at the Saint Petersburg State University of Film and Television (SPBGUKIT). Originator and compiler of the 7-volume film encyclopedia A Modern History of Russian Film, 1986–2000 [Noveishaya istoriya otechestvennogo kino, 1986–2000]. She has won numerous professional awards.