In 1979, Sergei graduated Ursulyak acting division drama school named after BV Shchukin (workshop Yevgeniya Simonova). In 1993 he graduated from the Higher Courses of director and screenwriter (workshop Vladimir Motyl). In 1995-1996, the TV program director Dog show "Dog show. Me and my dog "(NTV). In 1999-2000, he worked on a documentary series of television programs "Contemporary History" by Yevgeny Kiselyov (NTV). From 2002 to 2005 he was a leading author and documentary programs cycle "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" (FA, 2003 - The first channel).