Sony Pictures Networks India appoints Indranil Chakravorty as the Head of StudioNEXT
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has roped in IndranilChakravorty as the Head of StudioNEXT, its independent production venture, who will be reporting to Danish Khan. A seasoned professional with proven success record, Indranil, with Danish will set up the studio business.
StudioNEXThas been mandatedto create original content and IPs for TV and Digital media. An independent business unit of SPN, StudioNEXT will function as a content creator for SPN media business as well as for other Channels, Networks and OTT players within India and globally. This newly formed venture began its journey with co-producing Season 10 of KBC in partnership with Big Synergy. Going forward, StudioNEXT will produce new IPs whilst leveraging the existing ones under SPN media.
Indranil is an engineer from IIT Kharagpur and has completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM, Lucknow. He has rich and wide experience of around 30 years, working with organizations across sectors, handling varied job functions across business verticals such as marketing and sales.His most recent stint was as the CEO of Big Synergy where over a period of 8 years he spearheaded its expansion in different geographies while creating high impact properties.
Danish Khan, Business Head at Sony EntertainmentTelevision (SET) commented, “I am excited to have Indranilspearhead StudioNEXT. I am confident thatIndranil, with his excellent understanding of the entertainment ecosystem, along with his abilities to nurture creative talent and build a creative culture, will make StudioNEXT a cutting-edge content creator.“