Siddharth Kumar Tewary features as top Asia producer at MIPTV, Cannes
Here is some great news for Indian TV producers! One of their own will soon be speaking at the at the world’s largest TV and digital content gathering - MIPTV in Cannes. Siddharth Kumar Tewary, one of the best producers of Indian television with shows like Mahakaali - Anth Hi Aarambh Hai and Porus to his name, will soon be featured in a session titled – Asia: new Producers to Watch. Siddharth is one of the top three producers from Asia who have been invited to speak at the session.
The producer has broken grounds in India TV. Be it cracking innovative deals with broadcasters for his productions, owning the IP ownership of his show magnum opus Porus or just the sheer pace of his progress in the industry, Tewary seems to have become a favourite in the industry.
His Swastik Productions has been in the TV business for over a decade now. The production house, which employs over 2,000 people and houses its own production facilities including staggering sets, edit & VFX studios, continues to operate as a leading producer of premium content.
With such phenomenal success in India, Siddharth is also contributing to the global content industry through his venture, One Life Studios, created in 2017. Under this new international brand, Siddharth promises to showcase Indian stories to the world, including his most epic production to date, Porus. One Life Studios brings with it a program catalogue in genres including factual shows, dramas and telenovelas, as well as new series in development for 2018 and beyond.
Tewary is elated to be part of the panel. “We at One Life have been producing historical series for some time. But what many don’t know is that we have a slew of affiliations with other producers who we are partnering under the One Life/Swastik umbrella. Finally, we have also turned distributor and have been representing a clutch of producers in India for international syndication sales. Hence, telling the story from both a creative and business growth perspective will be quite interesting,” he says.