Disney India announces key appointments in studios

Disney India recently announced some key appointments in its Studios business. The 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 and many more. Prakhar Joshi comes in as director and will head the India theatrical distribution for the studio. A veteran in the business with nearly 17 years of experience at PVR Cinemas most recently as head of programming, Joshi has 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 at the studio, as associate director – marketing from Viacom18 Motion Pictures, where he has handled the campaigns of films like Kahaani, Chashme Baddoor and Queen amongst others. Prior to his stint at Viacom 18, Das was part of the marketing team at UTV and was associated with the highly successful campaigns of films like Dev D, A Wednesday, Aamir and No One Killed Jessica. Lada Guruden Singh will 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 new appointees will report to Amrita Pandey, VP and head of marketing and distribution, studios.