MUMBAI: Disney India has 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 joins the Studio as a director and will head the India theatrical distribution. A veteran in the business with nearly 17 years of experience at PVR Cinemas most recently as head of programming, Joshi comes with 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, Kumar 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 joins as head, Public Relations. Guruden was earlier in charge of Public Relations and corporate communications at Fox Star Studios, India. A published author, Guruden has been an entertainment anchor and journalist with the TV Today Network in Delhi and Mumbai.
The new appointees report to Studios marketing and distribution VP & head Amrita Pandey.