Disney India announces key appointments at Studios

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Media Publishing | May 23, 2014
The new appointees will report to Amrita Pandey, VP and head of marketing and distribution, Studios.

Disney India has announced key appointments in its Studios business. Prakhar Joshi joins the studio as director and will head the India Theatrical Distribution. With nearly 17 years of experience at PVR Cinemas, most recently as head of programming, Joshi comes with diverse experience across verticals like film programming, movie distribution and cinema operations. He has been involved with the multiplex business in India since its inception and brings with him an in-depth understanding of the distribution and exhibition sector.


Sandeep Kumar Das joins the dynamic and experienced marketing team as associate director, marketing from Viacom18 Motion Pictures, where he has handled the campaigns of films like Kahaani, Chashme Baddoor and Queen, amongst others. Earlier, Das was part of the marketing team at UTV and was associated with campaigns of films like Dev D, A Wednesday, Aamir and No One Killed Jessica.

Lada Guruden Singh joins as head, public relations. Singh was earlier in charge of public relations and corporate communications at Fox Star Studios, India. A published author, Singh has been an entertainment anchor and journalist with the TV Today Network in Delhi and Mumbai.

The Walt Disney Studios and UTV Motion Pictures have formed the film studios in India. The studio's activities span across creative development, production, marketing, distribution, licensing, merchandising and syndication of films in India and worldwide.

Disney's Studio has an eclectic line up coming up with a mix of Hindi, Hollywood and South films which includes Heropanti, Filmistaan, Pizza, Raja Natwarlal, Khubsoorat, Haider, P K, Jagga Jasoos and Fitoor in Hindi, Maleficent, Guardians of the Galaxy in English, Sigaram Thodu, Anjaan, Purambokku, Yatchan in Tamil.

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