The Times Group has been focussed on building a strong domain in Scripted Content. While the success of Junglee Pictures has already made a significant impact in Feature Film Entertainment, Times Studios Originals had also been set up with a clear intent to develop Digital Video Content of relevance to all streaming platforms.
The Times Group has now announced the consolidation of these two businesses under unified leadership. They have appointed Amrita Pandey as CEO of both Junglee Pictures & Times Studios Originals.
Amrita is an experienced movie industry professional and M&E leader, with a career spanning over 16 years at UTV and The Walt Disney Company. Across her career, she has managed the Studio P&L of the then largest Indian Studio (UTV, then Disney) and has been an integral part of creative and greenlighting decisions. She has set up and run the content distribution business for the company, managed theatrical marketing & distribution and built strong relationships within the creative community.
She has worked on over 200 movies across languages, including iconic films like Rang De Basanti, Jodhaa Akbar, Barfi, Life in a Metro, Rowdy Rathore, Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, No One Killed Jessica, Kai Po Che, Chennai Express, Kaminey, PK, Haider, ABCD, Dangal and many more. Her team set box office benchmarks not just in India but also in markets like China, North America and Korea.
Alongside her Studio role, Amrita also led the Content & Channels Distribution role for the South East Asia and India regions for Disney. She was responsible for driving digital and streaming service partnerships, including Disney’s first content deals in the region with Netflix, Amazon, Jio and Hotstar.