VenSat America Production Company Launched


India's VenSat Tech Services on Tuesday announced the launch of the VenSat America production company.

Entertainment veteran Ken Silverman was named CEO and visual effects producer John Follmer was tapped as COO of the new business, which will have offices in Los Angeles and New York City.

VenSat America will develop "innovative co-production arrangements linked to the company's animation, motion comics, VFX, and 2D-to-3D conversion services, VenStat Tech said.

VenSat Tech provides animation, visual effects, motion comics and 2D/3D conversion services to the global marketplace. VenSat's lead investor is venture-capital firm Indo-US Venture Partners of Santa Clara, Calif., and Bangalore, India.

Silverman was the first head of pay-television distribution for Warner Bros., helped to launch the pay-TV group Cinemerica and also served in exec posts at Columbia Pictures.

Follmer formerly served as senior VP and visual effects head at Double Edge Digital and prior to that was VP-head of production at Metrolight Studios in Los Angeles.