Last year, Benjamin Anderson joined forces with esteemed international showrunner Simon Mirren to launch Case Closed Entertainment. With a focus on creating writer lead productions in local languages around the world. Their process-based approach of empowering storytellers to run their shows has grown significantly. Currently, Case Closed is in development on eight series in India, APAC and EMEA.
Anderson has just completed two anthology series, The Rule’s Of Crime based on true crime author Ann Rule’s library for A&E and the tv adaptation of Urban Legend for HBOMax with Eli Roth.
Anderson is an advisor to several media companies guiding them on international and domestic SVoD strategy and global business development. He spent 12 years at Phoenix Pictures, where he served as executive vice president of development and production. Anderson oversaw the company’s film and television slates, developing and producing several projects including The 33, The Promise, and National Geographic’s The Long Road Home as well as managing its relationships in China and Japan.
Before Phoenix, Anderson was an entertainment lawyer
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Anshuman was raised and is based out of Mumbai. He studied filmmaking as an undergrad in the United States. He was also a film critic for Mumbai Mirror in the early 2010's.
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Initially starting out as a journalist, Verma made his directorial debut in 2005 with the film Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena. His subsequent works include Acid Factory (2009) and Aatma (2013), which marked his directorial comeback.