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Anirights Expands Leadership Team

Indias Pune-based Anirights Infomedia has added two new vice presidents as part of an expansion spree, reports ANIMATION XPRESS. Praful Gade joins the company as VP, 3D Animation Pipeline and Shamboo Phalke is the new VP, 2D Animation Pipeline.

During his 20-year career, Gade has worked in various capacities, leading teams at Prasad Studios and Chromatic Technologies, among others. Prior to joining Anirights, he was Chief of Operations at Delhi-based Escotoonz.

Shamboo Phalkes previous positions have included COO of Colorchips India Ltd., Studio Head at Kingdom Animation (Phillipines), and, prior to joining Anirights, SVP, Operations at MEL. Phalke also is the director the 2D animated feature LEGEND OF BUDDHA.

Anirights Founder & CEO Ashish Kulkarni remarked, "The Anirights 2D pipeline is primarily focused towards feature films for the domestic markets. (At least for the initial phase). We as an IP company are looking at a balanced approach for pipelines with an understanding of human resource, technology, story and audience. Shambhoo's experience with creation of end-to-end traditional feature film and pipeline integration using skills from multiple countries and cultures is a great asset to our 2D feature film pipeline."

Kulkarni concluded, "There's a lot more in store, we are just getting our act together.