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Sony Pictures India hires intl distribution head for movies

MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) India has appointed Gayathiri Guliani as its head of international distribution for Indian-language films in the overseas markets.

Guilani, who is a media specialist with over 19 years of experience, will be responsible for distribution and syndication of Indian-language content in overseas diaspora markets. She will also identify newer markets to expand the footprint of Indian movies.

GayathiriHer previous assignment was with Reliance Big Pictures where she worked on ‘3 Idiots’, which was one of the highest overseas grossers of all time. She has worked on other successful movies like ‘Rock On’, ‘Jab We Met’, ‘Singh Is King’, ‘Welcome’, ‘Ghajini’ and others.

A seasoned professional with experience ranging across broadcasting and motion pictures in international distribution and business development, Guliani has spearheaded international distribution, marketing and syndication for more than 26 films.

SPE India managing director Vivek Krishnani said, “At Sony Pictures India, we are committed to strengthening our international distribution network for local films. With the growing overseas contribution of Indian movies, we are happy to have Gayathiri on the team, who with her vast experience will work closely with the global Sony Pictures offices and help drive the growth in the international business.”

Commenting on her appointment, Guliani said, “Sony is a brand with global vision, the leadership is iconic. It is a wonderful opportunity to be here and grow the international markets and take our Indian films to new frontiers. I look forward to a successful innings.”