Locomotive Global

India’s Locomotive Global appoints Disney+ Hotstar exec to fuel growth strategy

Locomotive Global Media (LGM), the Indian firm behind Netflix’s adaptation of Ray Donovan, has added a former Disney+ Hotstar exec to its senior ranks and appointed a new head of production to help expand operations. Anup Thanvi joins the Sunder Aaron-led company as coordinating producer, while Pearl Gill has been named head of production. Thanvi […]

TBI In Conversation: How India reinvented US anti-hero ‘Ray Donovan’

Locomotive Global’s Sunder Aaron tells TBI’s Mark Layton what lies behind India’s scripted formats boom and how his own local language remake, Rana Naidu, will reinterpret a US anti-hero with a Bollywood spin. The streaming revolution has been a global affair, but few scripted markets have received quite so dramatic a transformation as India has […]

Chicken Soup expands into India with Locomotive Global acquisition

US-based producer, distributor and AVOD operator Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has acquired a majority stake in Indian prodco Locomotive Global. Founded in 2013, Mumbai- and LA-based Locomotive Global is led by former Hallmark Channel exec Scott Anderson and QYOU Media India co-founder Sunder Aaron. The company has built channels for Sony Entertainment Television in India and […]

Scaling new heights

Rebooting scripted series has become big business, but it remains a flawed science. Stephen Arnell questions why there is such an attraction to remakes and explores what makes a TV hit – or turns it into a flop It’s not hard to work out the reasoning behind the ongoing stream of rebooted and revived scripted […]

India’s Applause teams with UK’s Bend It for new drama

Indian prodco Applause Entertainment is partnering with UK-based Bend It Films & TV and US and India-based Locomotive Global for Seeker, an original multi-season drama. Seeker will follow the improbable journey of a small village guru’s ruse to international prominence and see his once simple existence transform beyond all recognition. Mumbai-based Applause is led by […]