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Balaji Motion Pictures ropes in Aman Gill as CEO

MUMBAI: Balaji Telefilms Ltd has roped in Aman Gill as the chief executive officer of its subsidiary Balaji Motion Pictures.

Gill will assume his new role in early December . He will report to Balaji Telefilms Ltd group CEO Sameer Nair.

Gill will be serving his notice period at Junglee Pictures in the interim, where he has been the chief content officer since June 2014. During his tenure, the company successfully released two commercially acclaimed films ‘Dil Dhadkane Do’ and ‘Talvar’.

He will be responsible for film development including creative, production, marketing, distribution and syndication. All divisional heads will report directly to him.

Ekta-Kapoor1Balaji Telefilms Ltd joint MD Ekta Kapoor said, “Aman is a wonderful addition to the management bandwidth we’re building at Balaji. Several exciting projects are already in the pipeline over the next few months, which are in various stages of production, and we also plan to scale up our movie business in the coming years. With several very interesting initiatives underway, I believe Aman is the ideal professional to lead the charge.”

Nair said, “Aman brilliantly balances creativity with commerce and is most deserving of this position and role. He has vast experience in developing, producing, marketing, distributing and syndicating films in the past with various studios and has worked closely with talent in the agency business.”

Gill added, “I’m honoured that Ekta and Sameer have entrusted me with this responsibility and position. I look forward to working together with a highly talented team to further the formidable brand Balaji Motion Pictures has built over the years and take it to greater heights.”

Prior to Junglee Pictures, Gill set up and managed the Film Talent & Literary business at CAA-KWAN from June 2012 to June 2014. He also headed the acquisition and domestic distribution functions at Viacom18 Motion Pictures from November 2006 to March 2010.

He started his career with Applause Entertainment as AVP of content from April 2003 to November 2006. At Applause, he earned his first film credit as an executive producer on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s critically acclaimed film ‘Black’.