Television

K Sera Sera may set up TV production house

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/05/05/k%20serssera_2.jpg?itok=kyiziXyi

MUMBAI: Production company K Sera Sera is training its guns on the bigs boys of the production business Balaji Telefilms and UTV.

The aim is to be among the top three production houses in India in the movies and television business by the year 2004-2005, K Sera Sera's New York-based president Ash Pamani says.

Speaking to indiantelevision.com after the annual meeting of the board of directors today, where the company's results were declared, Pamani said, "We have had a terrific year. Owing to the fabulous synergy that we have with our creative partners Varma Corp, we are hoping for a great year ahead. While this year we recorded Rs 240 million turnover for the financial year 2003-2004, we are aiming at Rs 750 million for next fiscal. As of 31 March 2004, there has been no pending investor grievance or debt."

"With more professionalism setting into the Indian entertainment industry, we firmly believe that this industry would only become more structured and grow in the years to come. Our current financial performance reaffirms the same," Pamani said.

If last year the stress was on films, this year it is television software. Although plans aren't finalised yet, establishing a television production house in on the cards, says Pamani. The company has entering into creative partnership for making TV serials with Girish Mallik promoted Clapstem Productions for the production of two serials, which will roll out on Sahara in June '04. For the year 2004-2005, the production company has plans for four serials thus far, one daily and three weeklies. While Clapstem is producing one weekly and a daily for Sahara, the next one is assigned to Ravi Rai productions. Starring Aman Varma, the weekly is currently being pitched to Sony.

Event management is another area the company is examining getting into. It isn't quite keen on taking it up this year though, says Pamani. The company has, however, already entered in joint ventures with leading stars of its forthcoming movies Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Ajay Devgan. The stars will get a select percentage of profit margins.

That apart, 75 per cent of the distribution set up, which the company is working on in association with the PVR theatre chain, is already established. "We will complete the remaining 25 per cent in this year. As for overseas distribution, we have already started New York operations. We will be looking at the London and the Hong Kong market too," offered Pamani. "In addition to the distribution platform, we are also looking at extensive marketing of the movies," he added.

K Sera Sera, in a tie-up with Varma Corporation released three movies in the financial year 2003-2004. Darna Mana Hai, a multi-starrer suspense thriller, was the debut production, which was released in July 2003. According to Pamani, the company grossed profitable business in all the territories in India. The second production from the company a thriller Ek Hasina Thi, starring Urmila Matondkar and Saif Ali Khan was released in January 2004. Its latest release, Ab Tak Chappan, was out on 27 February 2004.

K Sera Sera will be releasing seven-eight more films from its stable in the next financial year 2004-2005. The company has chalked out detailed plans and is plans to produce 10 films in a period of two and half years, in association with Sahara India Pariwar and Varma Corp in a Rs 350 million joint venture. 

Production company K Sera Sera has announced an impressive annual performance. After the annual meeting of the board of directors, held on 4 May 2004, the company announced that for the period 1 April 2003 to 31 April 2004, the turnover of the K Sera Sera production Ltd stood at Rs 240 million.

K SERA SERA CLOCKS NET PROFIT RS 35.7MN

K Sera Sera has announced an impressive annual performance. After the annual meeting of the board of directors, held on 4 May 2004, the company announced that for the period 1 April 2003 to 31 April 2004, the turnover of the K Sera Sera production Ltd stood at Rs 240 million. 

For the same period the company reported a profit of Rs 57.6 million and after tax of Rs 35.7 million. The company has also declared dividend of Rs 1 that is 10 per cent.

Said Pamani, "We have had a terrific year. Owing to the fabulous synergy that we have with our creative partners Varma Corp, we are hoping for a great year ahead. While this year we recorded Rs 240 million turnover for the financial year 2003-2004, we are aiming at Rs 750 million for next fiscal. As of 31 March 2004, there has been no pending investor grievance or debt."

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/21/burkha.jpg?itok=fsKeQsnO
New English news channel Harvest TV to launch on Republic Day

As the general elections are inching closer, media veterans are set to launch several news ventures.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/21/kholi.jpg?itok=j8mN58nH
Star Sports unveils new campaign “Cricket Ka Asli King Kaun” for India’s tour of New Zealand

Star Sports – India’s leading sports broadcaster has unveiled a new campaign for India’s tour of New Zealand.

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/21/nba.jpg?itok=pVs8SPo2
Start your weekend right with NBA ‘saturday morning live’

The National Basketball Association, unveiled its campaign in India to create awareness amongst existing as well as new fans. Under its global television campaign, ‘This Is Why We Play’,

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/21/shemaroo.jpg?itok=_PV_jQVS
Shemaroo Entertainment Strengthens its Leadership Team to Conquer Newer Horizons

Shemaroo Entertainment Limited, has strengthened its International Business team with two new hirings at leadership positions.

Television TV Channels Music and Youth
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/21/news.jpg?itok=n3Y8e4WF
NewsPoint to offer News & Entertainment content within the Xploree AI Keyboard

NewsPoint, India’s fastest growing news & entertainment app, has emerged as the country’s first platform of its kind to integrate with a mobile keyboard to serve news and entertainment-related content on the mobile keyboard.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/21/mix.jpg?itok=u3C43Zdi
Republic Media Network elevates Vikas Khanchandani as Group CEO

In a major announcement on the eve of the expansion of Republic Media Network, it has announced the induction of Bhaksar Das as group president and the elevation of Vikas Khanchandani as group CEO Republic Media Network.  

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/19/BARC_Marathi.jpg?itok=gSCdHeBx
No changes in Marathi, Telugu segments in BARC data week 2

In the Bengali market, Jalsha Movies and Aakash Aath interchanged their fourth and fifth positions in BARC data week 2. Bhojpuri Cinema and Big Ganga swapped their first and second position in the Bhojpuri space. Zee Kannada and Colors Kannada swapped their first and second positions in the Kannada...

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/18/dettol.jpg?itok=dKznWfK6
Dettol topples Trivago from top spot in BARC week 2 of 2019

The Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India has released its data for top advertisers and brands for week 2 of 2019.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/19/BARC.jpg?itok=6hNM0QtI
Four news genres saw no change in BARC week 2

All the four genres apart from Hindi news urban market saw no change in second week of the year. Aaj Tak continued to groove on the same tracks in the rural, urban and U+R genres as it did the previous year. India TV and News18 India interchanged their positions in the Hindi news urban market.

Television TV Channels Viewership

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories