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Hemant Bhardwaj to spearhead Studio 18's Domestic Distribution

February 24, 2010 11:28:09 AM IST
Bollywood Trade News Network
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Leading Indian Motion Picture major, Studio18, has announced the restructuring of its Senior Management.

Hemant Bhardwaj, who joined in October 2007, takes over from Priti Shahani (who recently resigned) to spearhead the Domestic Distribution, Marketing, and Syndication verticals from Mumbai. Hemant, an alumni of IIM Ahmedabad has more than 17 years' experience in Sales, Marketing and Advertising in varied business categories.

Tanuj Garg, who was earlier heading the UK & European operations whilst looking at International Syndication Revenues, will take charge of International Distribution, Marketing & Syndication from London. An MBA from the Strathclyde Business School, UK, Tanuj has more than 8 years' 360-degree experience in Production, Marketing, Distribution and Syndication of movies. Tanuj previously worked at Applause Entertainment and UTV in key positions and has been associated with various leading media outfits.

CEO of the advisory company to The Indian Film Company, Sandeep Bhargava, said of the domestic restructuring, "Hemant has been part of senior management team and he would be able to oversee marketing, distribution and syndication extremely well."

Studio 18's forthcoming releases include Dev Benegal's internationally acclaimed ROAD, MOVIE with Abhay Deol, Arshad Warsi's maiden home production HUM, TUM AUR GHOST starring Arshad Warsi and Dia Mirza, Gurinder Chadha's romantic comedy IT'S A WONDERFUL AFTERLIFE with Shabana Azmi, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Jimi Mistri, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Goldy Notay, and Abbas-Mustan's remake of THE ITALIAN JOB.


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