PVR taps Reliance Big Pictures COO to head its motion film biz

BANGALORE: PVR Pictures has tapped a senior Reliance Big Pictures and BigFlix executive to head its operations.

Kamal Gianchandani, COO at Reliance Big Pictures and BigFlix, has rejoined PVR Pictures as president. He will be based out of Mumbai and will lead the entire operations of PVR Pictures.

Says PVR Chairman and Managing Directtor Ajay Bijli, “In his role at PVR Pictures, Kamal will build on the existing capabilities and strengthen our Motion Picture business; his experience will be of tremendous value to our organisation and in delivering our business objectives.”

Gianchandani has spent his 15-year career in a range of general management, new media, film financing, co-production, distribution, licensing, syndication, film exhibition and multiplex operations positions.

Prior to his current responsibilities at PVR Pictures, he was with Reliance Big Pictures from 2006 as COO with end-to-end responsibility of the company’s theatrical distribution and licensing business. Under his stewardship, the company acquired and distributed some of the biggest Indian hits of recent times including the 3 Idiots.

Gianchandani is also credited with setting up and managing the company’s syndication arm successfully. In addition, as COO, BigFlix, his leadership was marked by inception and bolstering of the company’s online mail-order movie rental service as also a movie streaming portal i.e., a video portal for Indian movies and entertainment content.

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