Lionsgate India has hired industry veteran Amit Dhanuka to serve as executive vice president in the recently launched Mumbai office.
Dhanuka, whose career includes posts at 21st Century Fox subsidiary Star India, and Sony Pictures Television International, will work closely with Lionsgate India managing director Rohit Jain and creative head Maitreyee Dasgupta. He reports to Jain.
“Amit is a very experienced content production and distribution executive and a skilled business strategist,” Jain said. “His wealth of knowledge and acumen will further strengthen our Lionsgate India team and enable us to continue to expand our Lionsgate and Starz brands locally.”
“I’m delighted to join Rohit, Maitreyee and the rest of the Lionsgate team as we work together to expand the company globally,” Dhanuka added. “I look forward to bringing Indian audiences original, premium and bold content that aligns with Lionsgate and Starz’s mission of creating content that cuts through the clutter.”
Dhanuka has also worked at Indian pay-TV company Videocon d2h, and Indian film production companies E-City Films and Zee Motion Pictures.