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Odyssey Media Hires Suraj Gohill as President

Odyssey Media has hired veteran financing executive Suraj Gohill as president as part of efforts to strengthen growth strategy and international operations, Variety has learned exclusively.

“I’m very pleased to officially welcome Suraj on board as president,” said CEO Kirk Shaw. “In addition to adding his vision and expertise, Suraj and I have a decade long proven working relationship and, although this announcement may seem sudden, we have been collaborating on Odyssey’s future direction for the past year.”

Gohill will head up Odyssey’s further expansion from its Los Angeles offices. He has been attending the Toronto Film Festival.

Gohill recently served as chief financial officer at Ivanhoe Pictures, where he was involved in creating an alliance with Blumhouse and India-based Phantom to produce local language genre films in Asia.

He was also a senior VP at CIT. Gohill has worked on nearly 100 slate financings with major studios and independent production companies, including Revolution Studios, Spyglass Entertainment, Castle Rock Pictures and Gold Circle Films.

“I’m excited to join Kirk,” Gohill said. “He’s built a solid foundation at Odyssey. I look forward to helping him grow and taking the company to the next level.”

Vancouver-based Odyssey has a slate of 12 television movies and two series shooting in Vancouver. Recent movie productions include the action-thriller “Pound of Flesh” starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and the buddy-action movie “Drive Hard” starring John Cusack and Thomas Jane.

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