Dev Patel announced on Wednesday the launch of a production company called Minor Realm and has expanded its production team with the addition of two industry veterans.
The “The Green Knight” and “Slumdog Millionaire” star has a first deal with ShivHans Pictures, which will apply to her work with Minor Realm. And join his team Lakshmi Iyengar, most recently vice president of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Samarth Sahni, who has experience producing films such as “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and “Life of Pi” from Patel.
Iyengar will serve as executive vice president, responsible for production and development, and will produce and oversee the company’s film and television development roster. Sahni will be the executive vice president of production and produce film and television projects under the corporate banner. The company’s mission is to explore and develop the creative landscape of too often overlooked voices and talents, bringing these stories to life on a broader basis.
Iyengar and Sahni will be located in Los Angeles and will report directly to Patel.
“There are so many stories and critical visions of incredibly talented minds that need to be told, but too often there is no possibility or opportunity to do so. Our passion at Minor Realm is to nurture and champion these creatives, ”Dev Patel said in a statement. “Lakshmi and Samarth both have solid backgrounds in developing a wide range of content and I couldn’t think of two better executives to work hand in hand with. “
“We are delighted with the expansion of Minor Realm and the opportunity for ShivHans Pictures to continue to partner with such a creative team. Their vision perfectly complements the storytelling we seek to produce and we look forward to developing and expanding. presenting important voices and content to the public, ”said Shivani Rawat, founder and CEO of ShivHans Pictures, in a statement.
Iyengar most recently served as vice president of global acquisitions and production at Sony Pictures Entertainment. While at Sony, she was the Creative Director of films such as “The Wedding Guest” with Patel, “Late Night”, “Ammonite”, “The World to Come” and “The Broken Hearts Gallery”.
Sahni also has production experience on “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and “The Dark Knight Rises” and is a producer on Patel’s upcoming directorial debut “Monkey Man,” which is in post-production and will be released by Netflix. .
It was previously announced that Patel had signed a premier deal to produce, develop and create projects with the team at ShivHans Pictures, including Rawat and production president Julie Goldstein. Patel and ShivHans Pictures previously collaborated on Patel’s “HoteI Mumbai”.
Patel is represented by WME, Curtis Brown and Magnolia Entertainment.