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UTV Motion Pictures in rejig mode, elevates Siddharth Roy Kapur to CEO

MUMBAI: UTV Motion Pictures (UMP) has promoted Siddharth Roy Kapur to CEO from EVP marketing, distribution and syndication. He will continue to report to UTV Software Communications CEO Ronnie Screwvala.


Alpana Mishra has been elevated to UTV Motion Picture COO production. She will look after film production and development for UTV Motion Pictures.


Vikas Bahl has been promoted as UTV Spotboy Motion Pictures COO. Bahl will spearhead UTV Spotboy, the film development and production arm of UTV Motion Pictures last year. Mishra and Bahl will report to Kapur.



Ram Mirchandani will set up a separate film development and production arm, funded by UTV Motion Pictures, which will exclusively produce films for UMP.



The marketing, distribution, syndication and international teams will continue to report to Kapur.



UTV Software Communications CEO Ronnie Screwvala said, “The core team at UTV Motion Pictures has been instrumental in driving the growth of the Company over the last few years. As we move to the next level in our operations, we are happy to streamline the structure to ensure the same pace in decision-making and creative judgment that has served us well in the past. I am confident that Kapur and his team will help lead the Company well in this new phase of growth".



The line-up of 18-films include mix of genres across comedy, action, thriller and romance, in Hindi and English, with dubbed versions in Tamil, Telegu, French, German and other languages. The films are M. Night Shayamlan‘s The Happening, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Delhi 6, Shyam Benegal’s Mahadev, Aziz Mirza’s Kismat Konnection, Madhur Bhandarkar‘s Fashion and Shoojit Sircar’s Shoebite. Presently UMP is working on a slate of four animation films.

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