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Kartik Krishnan

Digital entertainment company Pocket Aces has elevated Kartik Krishnan to the role of ‘Head of Development’ for its long-form studio, Dice Media.

Fondly referred to as “PA3” within the company, Krishnan is one of the first employees of Pocket Aces, who has been involved from the very beginning of its foray into the digital ecosystem with the channels Filtercopy and Dice Media.

Being the pen and face for numerous pieces of content, both short-form and long-form, he has an ingrained understanding of the channel's audiences and their ever-evolving preferences.

Krishnan has co-written the horror thriller Ghoul (Netflix) and worked with directors like Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Bannerjee, Jacques Audiard, Hansal Mehta, Bejoy Nambiar and Ruchir Arun. He also essayed the role of Chandraswami in last year’s hit ‘Scam 1992’ and played a role in R. Madhavan’s movie ‘Rocketry’.

As a creative director, he has worked on many of Dice Media’s successful properties, like ‘Adulting’, and ‘What The Folks!’; most recently he conceptualised and provided creative direction for Dice’s latest series on Disney+ Hotstar, ‘Ghar Waapsi’.

In his enhanced role, Krishnan will have ownership and authority on commissioning, show developments, and managing external pitches, while he will also be seen working on Dice Media’s first feature film project - an adaptation of Meghna Pant’s novel ‘Boys Don’t Cry’.

Krishnan shared, "For a healthy, creative ecosystem, it is imperative that more people with content creation/storytelling backgrounds are elevated to positions where they can have a greater impact and positively contribute to our rich storytelling culture. While growing up, remember how our parents had to narrate an anecdote or a yarn to make us finish our meals? Tirelessly answering our persistent ‘Fir kya hua?’ questions. Satiating that curiosity and appetite for story consumption is very exciting and humbling at the same time; I cannot thank the senior leadership at Pocket Aces and the Dice team enough, for entrusting me with this responsibility. Let's make great stories.”

Vidyuth Bhandary, Studio Head of Dice Media, said, “Dice Media has grown exponentially over the years, with a number of its original series being commissioned by top OTT platforms; owing to the remarkable creative team at Dice, and research-based insights, that have led to creating exceptionally relatable content for our audiences. Kartik has been a part of this growth journey since the channel’s inception, and he himself has grown immensely through the various creative hats he’s worn overtime. We believe in the natural progression of individuals into leadership roles and could not have found someone more suited than Kartik to lead Dice Media’s content development.”

This move is in line with Dice Media strengthening its leadership team to expand its offerings across formats and genres.

Earlier this year, the company had also elevated Nishaad Javeri as the Head of Dice Media’s social channels across YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.