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Red FM New Appointments

Red FM has made two new appointments in its Mumbai and Delhi offices. Krishna Menon has been appointed as National Activation Head and Station Head, Mumbai, while Anand Raj has been appointed as Station Head, New Delhi. Menon has 11

First Internet Theatre, the first Internet theatre of its kind, has gone live. It promises an alternative form of distribution and a new revenue model for Indian filmmakers of feature films as well as short films and documentaries. Founded by Pankaj Sikka

Jiggy George Helms Dream Theatre

Jiggy George, who quit Cartoon Network as Executive Director, South Asia, in July last year, has set up his own company, Dream Theatre. The entertainment company has bagged licensing rights for Warner Brothers, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Chorion. Dream

From Novel to Film

Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B Entertainment, under its partnership with Reliance BIG Entertainment, has acquired the screen rights to Tom Rachman’s novel, The Imperfectionists, which was published earlier this year by Dial Press. This is one of several projects

To Join Sony Pictures

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, India Head – Marketing, Divya Pathak, who resigned from the company a few months ago, will join Sony Pictures India as Director – Marketing. She will report to Sony Pictures India Managing Director Kercy Daruwala.

Harit Nagpal To Join Tata Sky

Harit Nagpal, currently group marketing director, Vodafone plc, is set to step into the shoes of Vikram Kaushik, managing director, Tata Sky, who will retire on December 31. Nagpal, who will take over from Kaushik in August, brings 25 years’

Sandeep Bhargava Quits

Sandeep Bhargava, Chief Executive Officer of The Indian Film Company (TIFC), a Network18 company, recently put in his papers and will vacate his post on June 30. Haresh Chawla, Group CEO, Network18 and Viacom18, will hold interim charge. The Indian

To Co-Produce

Indian media and entertainment company Eros International Media Ltd has announced that it will co-produce Mausam with Vistaar Religare and Cinergy. The film features Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor and is being directed by Pankaj Kapur. Mausam went on floors

Dibang Joins Star News

Former NDTV India managing editor Dibang, best known for his talk show Muqabala on NDTV, has joined Star News. Dibang had left Aaj Tak to join Dr Prannoy Roy-promoted NDTV in 2003 as Executive Editor. In 2005, he was promoted

Kaushik Chakravorty Promoted

Starcom MediaVest Group India has promoted Kaushik Chakravorty as Group Chief Operating Officer – Out Of Home. This is a new position within the group. Chakravorty will be responsible for managing the operations of the group’s OOH brands, Navia and

Suresh Bala Quits

Suresh Bala, Chief Executive Officer, Zoom Entertainment Network, has left the channel. June 15 was his last working day. Bala was with the company for four years. Although Bala hasn’t finalised future plans, he is keen on starting an independent

UTV Films On British Telecom

In an attempt to reach more homes and audiences in the UK, 22 titles from UTV’s catalogue will now be available on the Video-on-Demand services of British Telecom Vision. The deal has been done through Shemaroo Entertainment UK Pvt Ltd,

Madhur Bhandarkar Felicitated In Dubai

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry felicitated filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar at the India Show in Dubai on June 9. Bhandarkar was honoured for his outstanding work and contribution to Indian cinema. Also present at the event was Kangana Ranaut. The

Saurabh Tewari Joins Imagine

Saurabh Tewari has been appointed as Head of Programming – Fiction, Imagine, a flagship Hindi GEC of Turner General Entertainment Networks India Ltd. (TGEN). Prior to his move to Imagine, he was Associate Vice President and Creative Director at Colors

Navia Asia Appoints Cyrus Dumasia

Navia Asia, the out-of-home (OOH) network, has appointed Cyrus Dumasia as Head, Western Region, Navia Asia. Cyrus will be based in Mumbai. He will report to Sanjay Shah while managing operations for Navia Asia in the western region. Dumasia will

Two New Channels

Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, a division of Discovery Communications, has launched Discovery Science and Discovery Turbo in Sri Lanka. The two new networks will air on Dialog TV, the country’s premier DTH operator. Discovery Networks enjoy immense affinity among viewers in

Sony BMG's Exclusive Deal With Handygo

Handygo, a leading solutions provider for mobile entertainment and value-added services (VAS), has announced its partnership with Sony BMG for exclusive digital rights to 12 premium movies. These include the latest Hindi flicks like Raajneeti, I Hate Luv Storys, Aisha

STAR Appoints Lalit Bhagia As VP, Digital

STAR India has roped in Lalit Bhagia as Vice-President, Digital (Internet and Mobile). Bhagia was earlier with Digitas, the digital marketing agency of Publicis, as EVP and Head, Asia Pacific, Digital. He will now report to Venkat Iyer, SVP, Information

Sun Direct Offers

Sun Direct will broadcast the FIFA World Cup 2010 free on ESPN and Star Sports for new subscribers. These subscribers can avail the offer from June 5 to July 12. The icing on the cake is that existing subscribers of

DQE Signs Up With CPLG

DQE has signed a three-year agreement with The Copyright Promotions Licensing Group (CPLG), for licensing and merchandising of its 3D animation TV series The Jungle Book. CPLG will be responsible for product merchandising, publishing, promotions and direct-to-retail strategy for multiple

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