Mumbai: Lionsgate has appointed Media veteran and entrepreneur Rohit Jain to head its new office in Mumbai that marks its entry into India.
For the last seven years, Jain has served as deputy CEO of Videocon d2h. He helped orchestrate Videocon’s successful Nasdaq listing in 2015, followed by its merger with Dish TV India in 2016. Prior to his time at Videocon, Jain worked at Aon, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte.
Lionsgate India will head up all licensing to local linear and digital platforms in the territory from feature films, television series and library content under the Lionsgate and Starz brands. The new hub will work closely with the studio’s theatrical distribution partners to maximize box office for Lionsgate films, and it will partner with local production companies to develop intellectual property for theatrical release as well as distribution across other media platforms. Lionsgate India will also explore investment opportunities throughout the Indian media market.
“We’ve been focused on the enormous opportunity created by the Indian marketplace for years, and Rohit checks off all the boxes as the right executive to lead our business there,” said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer. “Lionsgate brings to this territory a global content platform, an entrepreneurial mindset, and the agility of a next-generation digital age company. Rohit is ideally qualified to leverage these strengths into accelerating growth and new business initiatives in the years ahead.”
“I’m thrilled to join Jon and the rest of the Lionsgate team as we continue to build the Company’s brand in India,” said Rohit Jain. “India is the next logical frontier for Lionsgate’s multiplatform content creation, marketing expertise and digital initiatives, and I’m incredibly excited at the opportunities that lie ahead.”