While the second half of 2018 has just begun, ZEE Studios International, leading overseas film distributor, continues growing strong and has already announced its robust slate for August and September. Having distributed hits like ‘Raazi’, ‘Veere Di Wedding’, ‘Parmanu’ and ‘Dhadak’, the latter of 2018 has opened new avenues for the distributor with their venture into Foreign Language Cinema, apart from taking prominent Bollywood films to markets outside India.
ZEE Studios International has recently distributed Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor’s ‘Dhadak’ and has diversified its distribution and marketing with an exciting line-up for the next two months including Anubhav Sinha’s ‘Mulk’ starring Rishi Kapoor and Taapsee Pannu, Excel Entertainment’s Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Gold’, Arjun Rampal’s ‘Paltan’, Fahad Mustafa and Mehwish Hayat’s ‘Load Wedding’, Marathi film ‘Pushpak Vimaan’ and ‘Anandi’, Philippine Cinema including films like ‘Buy Bust’, ‘The Day After Valentine’s’ and ‘Miss Granny’.
Alongside these films, ZEE Studios International is also distributing their first Tamil comedy thriller film ‘Coco’ (also referred to as Kolamaavu Kokila). Releasing in more than 20 countries with over 200 screens, Coco will be seen in over 70 screens in USA.
Commenting on this development Vibha Chopra, Head – ZEE Studios International (Film Marketing, Distribution, and Acquisition) said, “We at ZEE Studios International are thrilled to distribute more and more films across territories, in variant languages as well as acquire worthwhile/rewarding content. We have been able to gradually shift from distributing Bollywood films to now distributing foreign films in markets outside India. Having the right team and constantly focusing our energies on content-driven films has allowed us to be able to attract as many markets while developing our traditional markets and audiences around the world”
Having recently distributed their first ever foreign film ‘Sid & Aya: Not A Love Story’ in Singapore last month, Chopra adds, “We thank our partners who have helped us in distributing our films across the globe, allowing us to reach the viewers, localize our content, which in turn has helped us to customise our marketing for each territory.”