Netflix To Open Its First Global Post-Production Unit In Mumbai
Netflix has seen quite a boom in India in the last few years. To now expand their work in the country, the streaming platform will be unveiling its first fully-owned post-production facility in Mumbai in 2022. The team at Netflix issued a press release, and revealed that the live-action and full-service facility will be operational by June next year.
“We are excited that Mumbai will be home to this wonderful creative space. This reinforces our commitment to India’s entertainment industry as we continue to empower creators with the best resources to tell great stories,” said, Vijay Venkataramanan, Director, Post-Production, Netflix India. The facility will have 40 offline editing rooms for showrunners, directors, editors and sound designers to work efficiently.
The streamer also launched NetFX last year, a platform that facilitates multiple Indian artists to work on VFX for titles globally. “We are investing in the latest technologies and skill development through multiple certifications and training workshops in post-production, scriptwriting and other aspects of creative production. We want to continue to contribute to the Indian creative community,” Netflix said.
“Our goal is to keep improving the overall experience for our talent and industry partners, and equip them with the best resources to tell authentic stories in the most engaging manner. We are in a golden age of entertainment in India – this,” they further added.
Recently, Netflix also announced its 41 Indian titles coming to its platform in 2021. The 41 new India titles announced will include 13 films, 15 series, four documentaries, six stand-up comedy specials and three reality TV shows. Stars like Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Jitendra Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Kartik Aaryan, Dhanush, Sanya Malhotra, Neena Gupta, Arjun Kapoor, Kapil Sharma, Manoj Bajpayee, Madhuri Dixit Nene amongst others will be seen in different shows and web series on Netflix.
Karan Johar has five of his upcoming projects releasing on the streaming platform including the second season of Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives. Anushka Sharma’s production venture Mai is also a part of this list while Neena Gupta and Masaba are also coming back with the second season of Masaba Masaba. Taapsee Pannu’s Haseen Dilruba is also a part of the new projects lined up for release.