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Nachiket Pantvaidya Joins Sony Pictures International Productions, India As General Manager

Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced the appointment of Nachiket Pantvaidya as the General Manager of Sony Pictures International Productions (SPIP), India. In addition to this role, Pantvaidya continues to serve as the Chief Executive Officer at Sony Entertainment Talent Ventures India. In his new role, he will oversee local Indian production.

| Published on June 18, 2024

Nachiket Pantvaidya Joins Sony Pictures International Productions, India As General Manager

Sony Pictures Entertainment has appointed Nachiket Pantvaidya to General Manager of Sony Pictures International Productions (SPIP), India. He also serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Sony Entertainment Talent Ventures India.

In this role, Pantvaidya will oversee local Indian production while working alongside Shony Panjikaran (General Manager and Head of Sony Pictures Releasing International, India). He will continue to perform his duties as CEO, Sony Entertainment Talent Ventures in parallel.

Previously, he served as Group COO and CEO of ALT Balaji at Balaji Telefilms from November 2015 to May 2021. In August 2021, he was promoted to Group CEO of the company, a position he held until May 2022.

During his previous tenure at Sony Pictures Entertainment, he served as Senior Executive Vice President of Sony Entertainment Television from October 2013 to October 2015.

Before that, he served as EVP – Star Plus and Star Utsav, Star Pravah at Star TV Network from August 2010 to October 2013. In the past, he was also associated with Fox Corporation, Disney and BBC.

Shebnem Askin, EVP, Creative Production and Head of Sony Pictures International Production said, “Sanford Panitch and I are so pleased to have Nachiket join the Sony Pictures International Productions to lead our local Indian production. These are exciting times as we take a step to make and release our biggest local slate for the Indian market in the next two years. We are most excited as Nachiket brings along not only rich industry experience but also new energy and dynamic execution skills to lead SPIP to a prime position.”

Commenting on his appointment, Nachiket Pantvaidya said, “I am pleased to lead and nurture our creative and business forces to ensure that we best serve our movie audiences, especially in these dynamic times where the creative and business parameters for movie making in India are being redefined. We are aiming to scale our output to not only match audience expectations, but also to ensure that the right cohorts get to see the movie of their choice on the distribution medium of their choice. I hope to partner fruitfully with the players in the market and with Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) and optimize SPIP’s strength going ahead.”

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