The former Vivendi executive will relocate from Los Angeles to New York to oversee the company’s activities in both the US and UK.
Veteran industry executive Soumya Sriraman has been named president and CEO of independent distributor Palisades Tartan.
The former Vivendi executive will relocate from Los Angeles to New York to oversee the company’s activities in both the US and UK, which will include forming new strategic acquisitions and mergers.
Sriraman previously held the post of senior vice president at Universal Music and Video Distribution¹s filmed entertainment arm, Vivendi, which acquired US home video, digital and mobile rights to the Palisades Tartan catalogue in May last year.
The large catalogue includes titles ranging from Park Chan Wook’s Cannes winner Oldboy to Michael Winterbottom’s 9 Songs.
Prior to Videndi, Sriraman worked at Warner Home Video and before that Universal Home Entertainment, where she led the DVD re-launches of Scarface and Animal House.
“Soumya’s executive background with the studios and entrepreneurial spirit coupled with her fresh perspective and keen insights make her an ideal fit for our growing company,” said Vin Roberti, Chairman of Palisades Media Corp.”We are looking forward to her immediate contributions.”
Sriraman added: “Vin’s track record of success with Palisades is reflected in the amazing catalog and team he has built. I am thrilled to have this successful foundation to build upon over the coming years.”