Ronnie Screwvala
Courtesy of RSVP
India
2020

RSVP

Ronnie
Screwvala

Founder / Producer

During the pandemic shutdown, Screwvala concentrated on building his online higher-education platform upGrad, which he has said is storytelling at its core. It also gave him time to focus on creative development for his prodco RSVP, and on tap in the coming months are 10 theatrical features, five direct-to-OTT movies and three streaming series. Among them are director Aditya Dhar’s “Ashwatthama,” starring Vicky Kaushal; “Phantom — The Ghost Who Walks,” a tribute to female pilots in the Indian Air Force; and “Pippa,” an epic about the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War that resulted in the formation of Bangladesh. Earlier, Screwvala pioneered home shopping in India with the Tele-Shopping Network and launched its first cable company before founding entertainment conglomerate UTV in 1990, which sold to Disney in 2012.

Career

  • UTV Communications
  • Walt Disney Pictures (India)
  • RSVP

Education

  • Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics (India)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP, Global One Studios Set Bhopal Gas Tragedy Series Based on Dominique Lapierre and Javier Moro’s Bestseller (EXCLUSIVE)

Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP, Global One Studios Set Bhopal Gas Tragedy Series Based on Dominique Lapierre and Javier Moro’s Bestseller (EXCLUSIVE)

Veteran Indian producer Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP and Ramesh Krishnamoorthy's Global One Studios will produce a series based on the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy.The companies have optioned the audio-visual rights to eminent authors' Dominique Lapierre and Javier Moro’s 2001 book, “Five Past Midnight in Bhopal: The Epic Story of the World's Deadliest Industrial Disaster.”A cloud of toxic gas escaped from an American pesticide plant, in 1984, in the central Indian city of Bhopal. It killed and injured thousands of people. In...

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