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Superna Kalle made SPTI international networks V-P

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MUMBAI: Martha Eberts, Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI) president Michael Grindon's point person overseeing operations in Asia (India included), now has a senior executive working alongside her in this function.

Providing critical leadership support to Eberts (SPTI senior V-P international networks and development) is Superna Kalle, who has just been made vice-president of international networks.

Together with Eberts, Kalle will establish business priorities for SET and MAX in India, AXN Asia and Animax Asia, and AXN Japan and Animax Japan, and will work on developing new distribution opportunities in the United States, worldscreen.com has reported.

Though indiantelevision.com was unable to get any official clarification from SET India in this regard, Kalle's appointment appears to have been necessitated by the departure of Michael March, who was based out of Hong Kong.

Both Eberts and March served as SPTI representatives in SET Discovery Pvt Ltd, the distribution joint venture SET India and Discovery Communications India (DCI) formed in mid-2000.

Eberts, along with Grindon and senior executive V-P international networks Andy Kaplan, are the three directors from SPTI on the board of SET India.

Kalle and Eberts will continue to be based out of the Sony Pictures headquarters in Culver City, California.

Kalle joined Sony Pictures Entertainment as manager of corporate development in 1999 and served in different functions. Her last posting was V-P corporate development.

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