Making Home-Grown Animation Characters Go Global
in association with SATMAC
Sr. VP – Animation, Kids Digital, Licensing & Merchandising –
CEO – Robosoft Technologies
Head – Content Alliance & Partnerships – Saarc
COO – Reliance Animation
Head of Content – Discovery Kids Network
Director & COO – Graphitti Multimedia
Munjal has over twenty years of rich and diverse experience in the media industry that goes beyond kids media. A computer engineer with specialization in Image Processing, Munjal is the co-founder of Graphiti. He has vast experience in the Media sector includes directing and producing TV Commercials, short films, animated feature films, visual effects for movies and TV shows, creating brand mascots, creating interactive apps and designing rich media audio-visual user experiences. He has also been an evangelist of Original Content in the Indian Animation Industry. In 2008 he was recognized as the Toon Titan of Asia by Animation Magazine, USA.
Set up in 1995, Graphiti has gone on to build a niche for itself as a world-class production house and animation studio. His Studio Graphiti’s vision is to Engage, Excite and Entertain audiences of all ages. It has a stellar track record in servicing clients across different segments – advertising commercials, co-produced serials for channels – domestic and international, works for international bodies like UNICEF, special effects for Bollywood, short films, feature-length films etc.
Munjal has produced and co-created the beautiful animated movies series, Krish, Trish and Baltiboy currently airing on Cartoon Network and Pogo and is watched by millions of kids in India. He is also the creator of the animated series YOM which is airing on Disney Channel.
He is the Co-Chair of Animation, VFX, Gaming and Comics Sector of FICCI. He has been on the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting’s Expert Committee on Animation, VFX, Gaming and Comics and continues to help mould policies to bring rapid growth in the Animation, VFX, Gaming and Comics sector. He is also a Governing Council member of the Media and Entertainment Skill Council National Skills Development Committee set up by FICCI and National Skills Development Council, Government of India.
Director – Aadarsh (Purple Turtle)
VP Artist Aloud, Kids Original Content – Hungama
Soumini Sridhara Paul is Vice President of the Talent and Independent content platform, Artist Aloud (Hungama Digital Media Ent. Pvt. Ltd.).Launched in January 2010, Soumini has spearheaded the set up of Artist Aloud, South Asia’s premier digital platform for established and new talent with independent audio and video content along with a dedicated team. She also recently took on the role of Head of Operations and Content Programming for YouTube for Hungama and Special Content Creation and Event IP projects for Hungama. One of her pet projects is the channel she is building along with a wonderful team for Hungama Kids creating content which is age-appropriate, entertaining and educational. She has over 20 years experience as a Pop Artist, Artist Manager as well as assignments with Channel [V] including Bollywood, Independent and International talent and Universal Music including album launches and promotions and artist relations. As a hobby, Soumini has been dabbling into writing for the last 5 years and Disha The Challenge is her first ever-published work through Partridge. She started her artistic stint as a singer almost 20 years back but chose to work in other aspects of the industry to gain knowledge and experience of the content and talent industry in its whole.
Founder – Punnaryug Artvision
Ashish S.K. is known to be the most dedicated and colorful personality in the animation industry, this side of Hollywood. He has set up world-class animation studios in India, has created the finest original Indian animated contents and has successfully completed and marketed several animation films for studios in Hollywood over the last nine years.
Ashish S K is a founder of Punnaryug Artvision Pvt Ltd & Screenyug Creations Pvt Ltd. Ashish S K was heading Reliance Animation & Reliance AIMS as CEO. He has taken Reliance Animation to the global arena while carving a niche as the finest Indian animation studio for original IP creation. Ashish S K was recently awarded “The Creative Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Entrepreneur magazine.
Ashish Kulkarni embarked on his journey in the field of arts and media in 1995 and since has immersed himself in the pursuit of conceiving sustainable careers in film, animation, visual effects, gaming, visual arts, and graphic design in India. Ashish’s presence in the field of the arts commenced with the animation industry, the seed of which, had only been planted in the fertile grounds of the Indian economy at the turn of the century. At this early stage, Ashish jumpstarted the sprouting of the animation industry in India by facilitating outsourcing projects in the country with animation giants such as Disney, Warner Bros., Sony and Dreamworks. By introducing India as a new outsourcing platform for animation, Ashish had created the opportunity for Indian animation services to grow to international standards. During this stage, Ashish produced ad films for All Out, Flying Machine, Max Candy & Max Ice cream for HLL, Nestle, Veneta Cucine and Kelloggs.
As the sapling of the Indian animation industry grew, Ashish envisioned a future in which, India was not caged in the confines of outsourcing, but competed as a global player in the arena of original IP creation. What followed was the development of iconic character brands and shows such as Little Krishna, Krishna Aur Kans, Big Bees and Shaktimaan, by Ashish and his creative team while he served as CEO of Reliance Animation. Currently, Ashish is working on properties such as War Heroes of India, Mary Kom Jr., Amazing Kids, Monkey Creek and Map Jacket.
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