Netflix India faces the battle of the Bollywoods

While we watch the Feds and Netflix size each other up, the pan-global streamer is behaving differently in other territories. Take India for instance.

Veteran Asia screen expert Liz Shackleton picked up on an event run by Netflix India in the person of Srishti Behl Arya, the company’s director, International Original Film.

The Indian branch is operating pretty closely with the local industry, since it has funded 40 films, TV series and documentaries. It is working with substantial operations in Mumbai, while at least one project is in Tamil, a major non-Hindi language group. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.