National, January 17, 2013
Sameer Gogate elevated to Business Head-Films
Renowned television production house Endemol India, producers of some of the most spectacular television content, announces the appointment of Sameer Gogate as Business Head of its Films division. Based out of Mumbai, Sameer will play a pivotal role as Endemol India gears up to make a strong foray into mainstream cinema in both Bollywood and the Southern Film Industry.
Endemol India recently announced the remake of Vidya Balan starrer ‘Kahaani’ in Tamil and Telugu by renowned director Sekhar Kammula that marks a significant leap for the versatile production house. Going forward, Endemol India will be producing 3-4 films every year with an equal mix of scripts for regional as well as mainstream Bollywood audiences.
Said Deepak Dhar, CEO – Endemol India said “We are delighted to have Sameer Gogate in this new role. At the onset of expanding our portfolio, experienced professionals like him will only prove to be an asset in spearheading our ambitious plans of establishing the films division.”
On his new appointment, Sameer Gogate said, “The Company is at the cusp of creating a new ecosystem for films across genres and languages. I look forward to taking Endemol India into this exciting new phase as we take our strides into the business of cinema.”
Sameer was previously associated with VIACOM 18 Motion Pictures as the Director - Commercial and Strategy, where he was instrumental in putting together a new slate of films like Kahaani, and also managed the syndication business and the strategic planning for the company. He recently joined Endemol India as the VP- Commercial and Strategy that marks his second stint with the organization.
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