Ronnie Screwvala
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India
2019

RSVP

Ronnie
Screwvala

Founder / Producer

Screwvala had a terrific 2018, producing, via RSVP, “Love Per Square Foot” and “Lust Stories” for Netflix, as the streamer beefed up its India slate, and TIFF people’s-choice winner “The Man Who Feels No Pain.” This year has been even better with “Uri: The Surgical Strike,” one of the top Indian grossers, and “The Sky Is Pink,” starring Priyanka Chopra, which bowed at Toronto. A cable pioneer, Screwvala founded UTV in 1990 and grew it into an entertainment conglomerate, co-producing Mira Nair’s “The Namesake” and M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Happening.” After selling UTV to Disney in 2012 and briefly running Disney India, Screwvala took a break to focus on good works, founding The Swades Foundation to ameliorate poverty and co-founding education-technology company upGrad.

Career

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

Education

  • Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics (India)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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Netflix Boards Debut Film From Ronnie Screwvala's RSVP

Netflix Boards Debut Film From Ronnie Screwvala's RSVP

Global streaming video service, Netflix has teamed with Ronnie Screwvala, one of the best-known executives in Indian cinema, to release “Love Per Square Foot.” The film is a quirky romantic comedy about an ad hoc couple who pair up in order to be able to buy an apartment in Mumbai.The film is touted as the first mainstream Indian movie to go directly to a streaming release. It will be distributed by Netflix early in 2018.Screwvala was the founder of the...

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