Executive Management

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Jaya Kumar, CEO, Toonz Group : An accomplished media and entertainment professional with over a decade of proven managerial and strategic experience in the international animation content production and distribution industry. An inspirational and visionary leader providing strategic leadership, direction and management. Co-Executive Producer for many award winning animated television shows, feature films and DVD releases for media production houses like Walt Disney, Marvel Studios, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studio's, Lions Gate, Hallmark, BBC, Sony Entertainment and Cartoon Network. Has been selected as one of the top twenty 'toon-titans' in Asia by the Animation Magazine (2008) and was a jury member of the elite Emmy Award panel (2009).
He is a member of the prestigious International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and member of the entertainment Committee of FICCI, a leading confederation of business organizations in India. Has served on various advisory profiles and consultant assignments for national and international organisations. Vastly experienced in project financial management and project funding with an exceptional track record in building partnership with considerable gravitas. Served as financial consultant to various national and international organizations like the Aga Khan Foundation and also to various missions connected with UNICEF, UNDP/World Bank etc.

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Hari Varma, Chief Creative Mentor of Toonz Animation India since 2003 has been involved in the Creative/Technical production of many Hollywood, European and Bollywood Films. He has been a part of the global Animation and Graphics industry for more than 20 years. He is instrumental in giving Toonz India its Techno-creative edge by making it over to a much sought after CGI Studio. His innovative technological intervention has given a fillip to the excellent productivity and efficiency in the Studio's Techno-creative Production pipeline. He continues to be involved in mentoring the techno-creative crews and also giving guidance to the aspiring entertainment professionals.
While Painting is his passion, Theatre (Acting and Direction) is his obsession. He is a story-teller by nature. He enjoys writing his life experiences, both personal and official, Travelogues, Live-action/Animated Features Films and Series. He is a Post Graduate in Mathematics and PG Diploma holder in Management. He has won National and International awards for Animation and VFX for the Hindi Feature Film "Koi... Mil Gaya" and the Tamil Feature Film "Boys". He himself has produced Live Action Short Films which won accolades in International Short Film Competitions. Following is his brief filmography giving reasonably major productions.

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Hari Iyer, COO, Toonz Group : Mr. K. B. Hari Hara Subramanian the Chief Operating Officer of the Toonz Group brings in more than 20 years of professional expertise and experience in Corporate Finance. A Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary by profession, Mr. Hari Iyer has made fathomless contributions towards the growth of Toonz Group over the past 12 months as it emerged as one of the successful media houses in South Asia. With his successful portfolio ranging from handling IPO's to fund raising through equity and debt market, Mr. Hari Iyer has worked for domestic and international clients making projections for project financial requirements and operating functions. He is also adept in tax planning for corporate's based on domestic and international practices.

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Rathan Sam George, Sr. VP – Business Development, North America , he has over eleven years of expertise in the animation industry. He has developed IPs, spearheaded creative departments and supervised the production of various shows - from acclaimed television specials to full length DVD feature films. He has produced animation, both 3D and 2D (Traditional & Digital), for global entertainment majors like Playmobil - Sony USA, The Legends of the Ring of Fire" Disney - Singapore, Speed Racer - Lions Gate, Siva I & Siva 2 Cartoon Network; Wolverine & X - Men series Marvel. He is also a creator & developer for many shows. To name a few- Little Kalari Warriors (Creator), No: 99 (Creator, Toonz Home Production), Gajanan Society (Creator, Toonz Home Production), Frogskool (Creator, Toonz Home Production 2005), Paddy's Pages (Co-developer, Toonz Home Production), Howzzattt (Co developer, Disney India), Yes Boss (Co developer, Cartoon Network). His concept titled "Sri Gajanan Society" was awarded the Best Concept at the Super Pitch 2007 Asia Television Forum. The show, "Little Kalari Warriors" has been nominated at the FICCI BAF awards 2011 under the best promo category. In addition he is a talented voice over artist; he is popular with kids all over India as the inimitable voice of Tingary in the series "The Adventures of Tenali Raman" - Cartoon Network. He is currently the Supervising/Head producer for the following shows in production, "HTDT" Nicktoons-USA, "Speed Racer the Next Generation" (Season 2) -Lions Gate, "Howzzattt"- Disney India, "Kid Krrish (working title) - Cartoon Network, Swami Ayyapan-Toonz Home Productions, Chacha Chaudhary-Cartoon Network, Little Kalari Warriors- Cartoon Network, Chooha Mantar - Nick India, Kumbh Karan-Cartoon Network & Hip Hip Hooray-Helbling languages Italy.

Senior Management

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Vijay Kumar Varkey, Studio CG Supervisor : Vijay has over 15 years of experience in the Animation Industry, having worked with top studios in India like Penta Media Graphics Ltd, Crest Animation Studios Ltd, etc. After completing Authorized specialized training from Silicon Graphics Inc, he started his career as an artist in the areas of modeling, texturing, lighting, look development etc. to being entrusted with the responsibilities of a Group lead, Team lead, Background and Look development Supervisor to the current role of a CG Supervisor. Vijay has worked for many international clients like G 7 Animations, Illusion Studios, Moonscoop, Creative Capers, Exodus Film, Mainframes, Lion Gate, Word World, American Greetings, Mike young Productions, Landmark Entertainment Inc, Moon Crescent Productions etc. Some of his projects like Word World, Waking Thor, The Gift, Jakers - the adventures of Piggley winks have received the Emmy Award, Humanitas Award, BAFTA Award, Gold Hugo Award, Silver Hugo Award, Webby Award, New York Festivals Gold Medal Award. His Notable works include Gaturro ( Illusion Studios ), Tikis ( Creative Capers ) Care Bear ( Moonscoop ), Jil Jil Genie, Arthur-Missing Pal, Fruit Friends, Jakers, Seawars, Dragon Force ( Landmark Entertainment ), Sindbad, Pandavas - the five warriors ( Pentafour Productions ), Musthafa (Pentamedia), Return of the Thief of Bhagdad.

Marketing

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Gulshan David, Director - Marketing, Distribution & Syndication : A sales, marketing and business development professional with over 10 years of experience in various entertainment and digital content business; developed sales networks, grown those channels and managed multi-million dollar relationships, in tandem with managing operational responsibilities, including financial, personnel development, and planning. Background includes 4 years of sales & international business development, 3 years of marketing & brand promotions and 3 years of advertising. Successfully communicating in and adapting to cultural settings as diverse as Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, UK and India. Gulshan has liaison with an extensive number of industry professionals ranging from senior and mid-level executives in telecom, content aggregation outfits, wireless & console gaming industry and movie studios. Specialties include; Mobile Game Industries, Movie Industry, Animation, Sales Channel Development, Entertainment & and below the line marketing and Advertising & promotions.