International Art Machine ropes in Karishma Naina Sharma to head international TV

She will steer the studio’s content slate and collaborations in Asia.

Mumbai: Global entertainment studio International Art Machine has appointed film and TV executive Karishma Naina Sharma to head international television.

In her new role, Sharma will “bring her vast experience in the Indian and global marketplace to help curate a creative vision with an international perspective,” said the statement. She previously worked at Balaji Motion Pictures as the head of development and creative vice president where she developed and produced over 20 feature films under Ekta Kapoor and Sameer Nair.

Sharma, who will be based globally and in Mumbai, will be steering the studio in Asia and “take International Art Machine to its next phase of growth,” the statement said.

“To be a part of a truly international studio, headed by an innovator like Roy Price whose vision has carved out a legacy of award-winning shows and cutting-edge technology is both exciting and invigorating,” said International Art Machine head of international television Karishma Naina Sharma. “Our visions are aligned in recognizing that content is key and nurturing story tellers and story makers across the globe is at the very core of what we aim to cultivate at International Art Machine. I look forward to the journey ahead. I look forward to absorbing India’s myriad of talent and I look very much forward to curating a brand for International Art Machine that carry’s powerful, entertaining stories across borders that prove to be high in quality, innovative, relevant and commercially viable.”

“Karishma is a world class executive with a talent for story and strong talent relationships. We look forward to having her spearhead efforts from Mumbai,” said International Art Machine CEO and founder Roy Price.

International Art Machines recently announced its foray into India picking up the rights to Amish Tripathi’s Shiva Trilogy and partnering with talent such as Shekhar Kapur, Preity G Zinta, Dibakar Banerjee and Suparn S Varma.

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