Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) has set up a production company, ZEE Studios International in Canada.
This marks ZEE’s entry into global production for mainstream audiences which will facilitate production requirement for ZEE’s platforms as well as international markets. The production company, located at Vancouver, British Columbia, will be headed by Subhadarshi Tripathy who will be supported by a local team. Tripathy will jointly report to ZEEL MD & CEO, Punit Goenka and CEO - International Broadcast Business, Amit Goenka.
Commenting on the new initiative, Amit Goenka, CEO – international broadcast business, ZEEL said, “In line with our corporate philosophy of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – The World Is My Family’, ZEE has always been a cultural ambassador of India, taking its rich and engaging content across the world. In yet another major milestone, we are now set to launch our production company, ZEE Studios International, in Canada. Canada is known as a large production hub for various Hollywood companies, as the country offers the requisite infrastructure, talent pool, scenic locales as well as a favourable Government incentive scheme. After a series of discussions with the Government of British Columbia, Canada, we were invited to set up a production company in Vancouver. Our endeavor through this venture is to produce global content for mainstream audiences across various international markets as well as take care of our domestic requirements. Canada has grown to become a priority market for us and through such initiatives, we plan to increase our presence in this country. We thank the local Government bodies for their cooperation and support in helping us establish this business.”
“ZEE Studios International will be headed by Subhadarshi Tripathy who has been with the organisation for over 18 years and has championed several of our leading brands. We are confident that Subhadarshi and his team will grow this division into a formidable business, creating cutting edge content which has immense potential to be adapted throughout the world,” Mr. Goenka further added.
“I’m pleased to welcome Zee Studios International to British Columbia,” Premier John Horgan said. “This new production company will create jobs and opportunity for people, and showcase our province to audiences around the world. B.C. is a global leader in film and television production, and we’re pleased to see that growth continue with the addition of Zee Studios International.”