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Kamal Gianchandani Joins PVR Pictures As President

This is his second stint with PVR Pictures; his last assignment was with Reliance Big Pictures as COO. BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | July 22, 2010 PVR Pictures has appointed Kamal Gianchandani as President. He will be based out of Mumbai and will lead the entire operations of PVR Pictures. Kamal Gianchandani, 38, has spent his 15-year career in a range of general management, new media, film financing, co-production, distribution, licensing, syndication, film exhibition, multiplex operations positions. Prior to his current responsibilities at PVR Pictures, he was with Reliance Big Pictures (2006–2010) as Chief Operating Officer, with end-to-end responsibility of the company’s theatrical distribution & licensing business. Under his stewardship, the company acquired & distributed some of the biggest Indian hits of recent times, including the phenomenal success of year 2009 - ‘3 Idiots’. He is also credited with setting up and managing company’s syndication arm successfully. In addition, as Chief Operating Officer - BIGFlix, his leadership was marked by successful inception and bolstering of the company’s online mail-order movie rental service; as also, a movie streaming portal i.e., which is now the world’s largest video portal for Indian movies & entertainment content . Commenting on the announcement, Ajay Bijli, Chairman and Managing Director, PVR Limited said “I am delighted to have Kamal on board. In his role at PVR Pictures, Kamal will build on the existing capabilities and strengthen our Motion Picture business; his experience will be of tremendous value to our organization and in delivering on our business objectives.” Kamal Gianchandani, President, PVR Pictures said, “PVR is an outstanding company, with a proud history of pioneering the multiplex revolution in India. It has got an incredible team and an enviable position in the film exhibition sector. It is a great honor to join its leadership team and have the opportunity to build on its success”. In his previous stint (2002-2006) at PVR Pictures and as one of the founder employees, Kamal facilitated acquisition of 140+ foreign language films from various independent majors. He was the principal architect of the company’s operations and during this time, PVR Pictures emerged as the most prolific & successful distributor of independent foreign language films, in India. He commenced his professional career in 1995 with PVR Cinemas. Since then he has held a number of senior management positions across the media and entertainment arena. He is the recipient of this year’s Best Distributor Stardust Award. He was recently acknowledged as one of the most influential filmed entertainment professional in a leading Mumbai newspaper and has played an active role in Industry forums like CII and FICCI for a number of years. Kamal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Hons) from Delhi University, India and an MBA from Pune University, India.
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