Over 4 days we will break down various aspects of the business, help you gain an understanding of structuring your finances, demystify what can seem like a complex business-commercial-legal landscape and help you chart the path to achieve short and long term goals of your business and identity.
Power Up Participants will interact with industry leaders and experts, learn from their experiences and receive first hand game-changing advice.
As a special follow up to the residency, participants will get the opportunity to attend one-on-one sessions to address individual solutions and growth paths. These sessions will be led by industry experts Siddarth Punjabi (Business Consultant and Investment Strategist, E Y) and Anil Arjun (CEO, The Storiculture Company).
Who is it for?
Producers with a Production House that is at least one year old.
What you get
First-hand industry knowledge that is directly applicable to your company and projects
A clear understanding of the next steps for your company
An opportunity to network and build a community with our curated cohort and other ProducerLAND alumni
Shibasish Sarkar serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of International Media Acquisition Corp. He has extensive experience of over 27 years in the media industry and has been handling multiple verticals across films, television, animation, gaming content and operations of digital and new media platforms. He is also the Group CEO at Reliance Entertainment, a member of the senior leadership team of Reliance ADA Group and has served as a director on the board of various Reliance ADA Group companies. He is a pioneer in producing digital content with clients across major OTT and TV Video-On-Demand platforms. Shibasish has set up a marquee roster of showrunners and directors, delivering shows worth $22 million in the preceding 24 months with an aggregate value in the pipeline of approximately $80 million.
Vinay Emmanuel is a distinguished professional with over 20 years experience in diverse environments across varied industries where he has been instrumental in conceptualising and implementing ERP, HRIS, MIS dashboards and KPIs. His forte lies in setting up Operations, devising Financial Workflows of Start-Ups and contributing to their overall growth strategy.
He is Managing Partner at P Sivaramakrishnan & LLP, a leading Chartered Accountancy firm that specialises in the Media & Entertainment Industry where they manage and provide Set up & Incorporation Services, Tax advisory, Tax Litigation, Production Accounting Services, Periodic & Annual regulatory compliances, Virtual CFO Services.
Kavitha Vijay heads the IC Universal Legal’s Chennai office & has been with the office since its inception, spearheading its growth from start to the large multi-disciplinary team of reputation & ranking that it is in Chennai. As one of the First Partners of the firm, she has been instrumental in building and establishing the practice areas, specialisations & work style of the firm. Equipped with varied experience across diverse sectors, her focus is M&A, private equity & joint ventures. She also advises on corporate & regulatory requirements, infrastructure, real estate & finance sector, fintech, agritech, etc.
Celine Loop is an IP lawyer from Belgium who found herself at the forefront of independent Indian cinema fifteen years ago. Céline has backed several unconventional and standout indie projects which have travelled to major global festivals. She has produced 7 feature films and co-produced many more. She is also the Program Director of ProducerLAND- South Asia's first-ever advanced learning & network development programme for Film Producers.
Anil Arjun is the CEO of The Storiculture Company. He has spent several years in the corporate sector - across banking, telecom and media and his last professional assignment was as CEO of Reliance MediaWorks (Adlabs) covering film production, distribution, studios, post production, television and cinemas across India, US and Malaysia. He brings a strong understanding of building creative businesses and shaping growth strategies.
Siddarth Punjabi works as an external consultant with EY in the Media & Entertainment Industry and over the months has worked on projects across multiple domains He has successfully sourced, negotiated and closed a multi crore buy-side deal for a leading Music Publishing company helping them achieve number 2 position in the Telugu music industry. He is also running 3 buy-side mandates in the music, movie and gaming sector. At EY, he is incharge of networking and establishing professional connections with key stakeholders in specific segments in the Media and Tech Industry. He also handles client management, building the investments practise from scratch, team handling, strategizing and executing division expansion.
The fee for the residency is INR 50,000 plus GST which includes Masterclasses, exercises, and one-on-one sessions.
Please note that the fee excludes your accommodation, local transport and meals outside of the residency hours.
If you are an alumni of any of ProducerLAND’s programmes, we’re happy to reduce the fee by 25% for you or anyone you would like to recommend for Power Up Your Production House.