LOS ANGELES, CA, MAY 5, 2010 – Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media, LLC (“RML”), announced today a partnership with Keyur Patel, of Fuse Capital to form Relativity Media India (“RMI”), a newly formed film, television and digital media distribution, production and finance company headquartered in Mumbai, India that looks to expand Relativity’s international presence. RMI will handle distribution for all future Relativity Media single pictures for the India Marketplace and will immediately begin acquiring English language films from other Hollywood studios and producers for distribution in India across all platforms.
RMI is also set to develop, produce and distribute local language content by partnering with some of India’s finest local talent. RMI will create original content for all platforms including film, television and video games, as well as license, adapt and remake internationally successful content and formats for the local market.
RMI is concluding the acquisition of distribution rights to more than 30 English language films, dating back to earlier this year.
Partnering with Kavanaugh is Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, Keyur Patel along with a a team that includes 11 seasoned executives who will oversee all aspects of Marketing, Distribution, Finance, Legal and Creative.
As Chairman and CEO of Fuse+Media, Keyur Patel has been an investor in some of the largest TV Networks, Films and productions in India, as well as a producer in several film and media projects in Hollywood and Bollywood.
“The idea for RMI rose out of a deep desire to enter this new and rapidly expanding market,” said Ryan Kavanaugh. “Keyur’s expertise in production, distribution and in the digital world will make this a seamless extension of the Relativity brand. We are excited to have them join us in developing Relativity Media India.”
“We are very excited to partner and begin working with Ryan and his team to launch Relativity Media India,” said new Relativity Media India Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, Keyur Patel. “With our experience and intimate knowledge of the Indian market coupled with Ryan’s and Relativity’s creativity and access to the highest quality content, I believe RMI will quickly establish itself as one of the top studios in India.”