Jayendra studied Chemistry but found his passion in advertising and begain his career in 1978. He turned creative consultant in 1985 and had the unique distinction of consulting with three top agencies in Chennai at the same time – HTA, Mudra and Sistas. In 1986, he teamed up with PC Sreeram to start JS Films, a firm that became the leading advertising film production company in Southern India. In 1993 Jayendra teamed up with Senthil Kumar to set up Real Image, introducing non linear editing with Avid and digital cinema sound with DTS. Jayendra has also conceptualized and directed India’s first Carnatic concert film ‘Margazhi Raagam’. He later directed a bilingual movie '180' in Tamil and Telugu and a unique musical concert called 'One' that featured the noted Carnatic singer TM Krishna. Jayendra is also associated with various social organizations and has created short films to bring awareness and funding to a variety of causes.
Widely acknowledged as one of the India's foremost experts in media technology, Senthil has some truly outstanding achievements to his credit. In 1986, he set up Media Artists Film and Video Post-production Centre in Chennai shortly after he graduated from NIT Trichy where he studied Computer Science. Media Artists rapidly grew to become the country’s best sound recording studio. In 1992, Senthil set up Real Image, along with two colleagues, to bring Avid digital nonlinear editing systems to India and later DTS digital cinema sound. He has also supervised editing, audio, computer graphics and special effects for a number of television programmes and worked in various capacities in several motion pictures. Senthil’s expertise has had a far-reaching influence on the industry at large and he currently works on strategy and product development for Qube Cinema. He is based in Chennai.
One of India's top cinematographers, P.C. as he is known to friends, is an alumnus of the Madras Film Institute. His extensive body of work in cinema is best described by the recognition he has received for it. He was the recipient of the National Award for Best Cinematography for the Tamil film ‘Nayakan’ in 1988, the Nandi Award for Best Cinematography by the Government of Andhra Predesh for the Telugu film ‘Geetanjali’ in 1990, and the Kalaimamani Award - the most prestigious title awarded by the Government of Tamil Nadu for contribution in the medium of art. Films he has worked on include ‘Agni Natchathiram’, ‘Thevar Magan’, ‘Apoorva Sagotharargal’, ‘Thiruda Thiruda’, ‘Alai Payuthey’, ‘Cheeni Kum’, ‘Kanda Naal Muthal’, ‘Paa’, among others.
Arun Veerappan has over 40 years of experience in film production – feature, documentary and educational. He worked as an Executive Producer with well-known studios like AVM and Gemini where his credits include several successful feature films like ‘Kalathur Kannama’, ‘Main Chup Rahungi’, ‘Mehrban’ and ‘Paisa ya Pyar’. He has also produced and directed movies such as ‘Zameen Aasmaan’, ‘Unnidathil Naan’ and more than 150 short films and documentaries on agriculture, child health and other socially relevant subjects. He has been a promoter of a number of other businesses in his career and conceptualised the idea of electronic cinema for India in the 1980s, when 3-tube video projectors and VHS tape machines were still in their infancy.
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A graduate in Economics from Hindu College, Delhi University, and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, Harsh began his career with PepsiCo India. He subsequently moved to the television broadcast domain where he spent 7 years with STAR across different markets and functional roles, including programming, marketing and general management. He was one of the founding team members at NDTV Imagine, and served in various senior capacities until end 2011, post which he set up an entrepreneurial venture in the digital content space that he continues to be involved with. His expertise lies in the domains of Broadcast and Digital Media, Business Strategy and Marketing, with more than 14 years of experience across programming, business operations, revenue management and general management at senior positions in the broadcast industry. At Qube Cinema, Harsh is based in Mumbai, and spearheads the national digital cinema roll out initiatives. His mandate also includes assisting the company in evolving business ideas and strategies for newer service offerings and interacting with the industry to enable opening doors for such potential business opportunities as the company may choose to pursue in the ever changing cinema business environment.
Raja oversees the development and implementation of the company’s comprehensive marketing plan. His area of focus is Digital Cinema and Broadcast Technology. Raja has worked in diverse domains from consumer products to media technology, in roles that covered brand management, marketing and distribution management. In 1991 he joined Media Artists, a leading film and video post-production facility and managed operations. During this tenure, he became well versed with the technology and practices of the film, video and audio industry. In 1994, he took over as head of Skyline Communications, a Media Services Firm and was responsible for channel marketing and commercial airtime sales. He has been with Qube Cinema since 1998, is a key player in Qube Cinema’s digital cinema foray and has extensive domain and technology knowledge.
Rajesh heads the dynamic group of software professionals of the Qube Cinema Software Division, Chennai. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Madras. Rajesh comes to Qube Cinema from InstallShield, Chicago where he was architecting software installation technologies and tools. He also led the development teams of two of InstallShield’s leading products. Prior to that, Rajesh worked at Sapura, Kuala Lumpur where he was involved in creating a rapid application development tool for the Macintosh and Windows platforms. Rajesh is also a member of the faculty at DevelopMentor, a component software think tank based in Los Angeles where he trained software professionals on component software topics. Currently Rajesh and his team are developing innovative products for the mass entertainment industries.
Suresh initially worked at Larsen and Toubro before moving on to Hitachi Home & Life Solutions where he was rated the best team leader for three consecutive years. When he moved to Optimus, he was affectionately called “Mr. Perfect” by his colleagues because of his diligence and eye for detail. A friendly and approachable person with a good sense of humour, he is appreciated for his strategic thinking and practical, straight forward approach. Suresh heads the Finance & Accounts function for Qube Cinema. He is an expert at process implementation and spearheads key backend operational workflow related process initiatives.
Sudha heads Human Resources at Qube Cinema, a responsibility she took on in 2003, prior to which she worked as Vice President with JS Films. Before moving to India, Sudha lived in Canada where she began her career as an Office Manager at Arrow TV and Video. She went on to work as an Income Tax assessor with Revenue Canada and as a personal assistant to the commanding officer at CFCC with the Department of National Defense. Sudha has done her certification in HR Management prior to taking on her new role as Head of Human Resources. She is based in Chennai.
Kalpana brings more than 20 years of corporate experience across Human Resources, Marketing, Business Development, Operations and Customer Management. She has a Masters in Social Work from Madras School of Social Work and an MBA from British Open University. Since 2013, Kalpana worked as Principal, Toyota Technical Training Institute – A corporate social responsibility initiative of Toyota Kirloskar Motors Ltd. Prior to this assignment, she was a senior member of Human Resources Planning for about three years. Kalpana was previously Head-Human Resources at Tafe Motors and Tractors Ltd., handling all HR related responsibilities for a workforce of 2000+ across the manufacturing locations and more than 10 sales offices. She has also experienced being part of a start-up as a founding member of Quorum Consulting Private Ltd – from 1996 to 2008, and was involved in every aspect of the business. Her launch pad was Welcomegroup ITC. From there, Kalpana moved on to handling an outsourced recruitment project from HCL and made an entry into the consulting field with ACB Consultants Private Ltd., picking up the Best Consultant award for two consecutive years. She is a sports enthusiast who loves watching cricket and tennis matches, having played both in the past. Kalpana is also a music lover, having learnt the Veenai for more than two decades. Currently she is an avid bridge player and passionate about the game.