Disney taps Kanthamraju marketing, dist head

Fills new position for distribution and marketing

NEW DELHI -- Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures India announced Tuesday the promotion of Seshasaye Kanthamraju to the newly created position of director, marketing and distribution from his earlier position as director, corporate communications.

Kanthamraju will be responsible for Disney's marketing and distribution strategy for the studio's theatrical slate including both international and Indian titles.

He will work closely with Walt Disney Studios India's theatrical production and acquisitions team along with the head of theatrical distribution, Raj Malik, and the still-to-be-appointed head of theatrical marketing, reporting to him.

Kanthamraju will also be be involved with Disney's film distribution partner UTV Motion Pictures, which handles theatrical distribution for the studio's international titles in India.