Sony Pictures Entertainment India has appointed Gayathiri Guliani as head of International Distribution for the Indian language films. A media specialist and pioneer with over 19 years of vast experience, Gayathiri will be responsible for distribution and syndication of local language content in overseas diaspora markets and to identify newer markets to expand the footprint of Indian movies.
A seasoned professional with experience ranging across broadcasting and motion pictures in international distribution and business development, Gayathiri has spear-headed the international distribution, marketing & syndication for over 26 films. Her last assignment was with Reliance Big Pictures where Gayathiri has worked on the most successful movie, 3 idiots which created a benchmark in being one of the highest overseas film grossers of all time. She has worked on other successful movies like Rock On, Jab We Met, Singh is King, Welcome, Ghajini to name a few.
Speaking on her appointment, Vivek Krishnani – Managing Director, Sony SPE Films Pvt Ltd. said, “At Sony Pictures India, we are committed to strengthening our international distribution network for local films. With the growing overseas contribution of India 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, Gayathiri Guliani, Director – International Distribution and Syndication, Sony SPE Films Pvt Ltd. 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”.
In the past, Gayathiri has worked with brands such as Reliance Big Pictures, Studio 18, Sahara One Motion Pictures, Channel V, Star TV to name a few. She has been a recipient of ‘Young Achievers Award 2014’ by WWI (Whistling Woods International) Academy for her contribution in International Business. As part of her independent work, she was also honored by the Consulate General of China (2015) for promoting Indo-China bilateral and cultural exchange between both countries.