Excel Home Videos has won two awards at the recently held global Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment licensee conference in Paris. This is the first time that Excel Home Videos has won laurels at the meet. The Award was received by M N Kapasi, MD, Excel Home Videos, which is the licensee for Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment in India.
The honours were for the ‘Best Performance for Animation Feature Film’ for the film ‘Cars’ and the ‘Best Theatrical Synergy’ promoting ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ prequels with ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End’ and Disney-Pixar range with ‘Ratatouille’.
There were over 19 countries from the EMEA and APAC regions competing for the honours, including China, Czech Republic, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and Ukraine.
Chris Marsh, VP, Emerging Markets, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, said, “Excel Home Videos has been very creative and synergistic in distributing and marketing Disney VCDs / DVDs, and they have built a solid foundation for India’s legitimate home entertainment business through their constant great sales, marketing and publicity efforts. We are very thankful to their contribution to Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.”
The Awards were presented by Disney executives Chris Marsh, Vice-President of Emerging Markets, and Scott Chen, Regional Director, Emerging Markets Asia Pacific Region.
Accepting the Award, Kapasi said, “In a market scenario that is witnessing rapid convergence and constantly changing dynamics, continuous innovation is a key to stay abreast. Indian home entertainment, like other related fields, is witnessing constantly changing equations, and posing new challenges to marketers.”