Magazine article Screen International

UPI to Open Mumbai Office

Magazine article Screen International

UPI to Open Mumbai Office

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Sarabjit Singh to head new UPI theatrical operation in Mumbai.

Universal Pictures International (UPI) is to open a theatrical distribution operation in Mumbai in a move to capitalise on India's growing appetite for international films.

The outfit will be headed by Sarabjit Singh, who has spent more than ten years with Paramount Films of India Ltd (UIP) as general manager.

In that time, Singh oversaw the release of 276 films from Universal and Paramount. He was also instrumental in introducing dubbing of Hindi, Tamil and Telugu films.

"Establishing operations in India has always been an ambition of UPI, and with 2012 bringing us arguably Universal's best slate in several years, we have high aspirations for the market," commented David Kosse, President, International for Universal Pictures.

"Sarabjit has been instrumental in UIP's success in India. …

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