Walt Disney Company (India) and Buena Vista International have appointed Shyam P S as Head of Film Production and Acquisitions, Buena Vista International (India). The announcement was made by Rajat Jain, Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company (India) and Jeff Forman, Senior Vice President Asia for BVI.
Based in Mumbai, Shyam will spearhead the company's feature films production and acquisitions in India as part of the Studio Entertainment Business. He would be responsible for spearheading the company's initiatives to create and acquire original Indian films, which combine Disney's classic storytelling abilities with the Indian sensibilities.
"We are investing in the future of global entertainment in India through a continued thrust on building the depth and breadth of our presence in the country. Shyam's outstanding knowledge of the Indian movie business will be an asset in the launch and future of our studio operations. With this launch, I am happy to inform that three of our four lines of businesses have their presence in India now, which creates a meaningful presence for Disney here. We are proud to expand our presence in the Indian movie business as Indian movie content prepares to take centrestage on the global map," said Jain.
Shyam has taken up his new assignment with comprehensive experience in the field. His most recent assignment was with Flicks - The Motion Picture Company as Executive Producer of 'Rang De Basanti'. Prior to that, he has worked with the Percept Picture Company, and a variety of music videos, docu-dramas and commercials.