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Founded in 1985 by George Philip, originally as a book publisher and distributor, GEOPHIL has expanded into IP development, distribution, and global content coproductions. Drawing from its history of bringing stories to life on the page, Geophil, since 2019, has collaborated on films and TV series across genres such as Indian regional language movie Kappela, Ela Veezha Poonchira, and upcoming Turkish series Alaca. Now led by Managing Director Robin Philip, the company acts as a bridge between production companies, broadcasters, and platforms from across the globe sourcing material (often adapted from books) and linking the right partners together. Headquartered in Dubai, UAE, Geophil has built extensive relationships and has active business across the globe.

Geophil’s vision is to be a well-rounded content studio that develops the best stories sourced from all corners of the world, which would be produced and distributed as books, audio stories, and visual content.

Robin Philip

Managing Director

Robin is a seasoned global industry executive with over 16 years of experience specializing in co-productions, IP development, and distribution across entertainment including drama series, reality, film, and live events. Based in Dubai since 2012, he has extensive knowledge negotiating deals throughout MENA, Turkey, India, Pakistan, Southeast Asia, and Africa.

Robin built his career at India’s powerhouse studio Zee Entertainment and as Head of Programming & Marketing produced award-winning series and reality shows including Parwaaz, Khwaabon Ke Darmiyaan, Zee Connect, and Asia’s Singing Superstar and launched various entertainment platforms including Zee Variasi in Malaysia, Zee TV, and &TV in multiple territories.

In 2018, Robin advanced to global video streaming service Viu, where as Director of Content Partnerships, he built a multi-million-dollar portfolio with investments in international content, including co-productions, distribution, and IP sales, as well as producing drama series, films, and over 65 live events across the Gulf—further solidifying relationships throughout the region.

Since 2022, Robin joined Geophil as Managing Director to develop global partnerships and create compelling content. Under his leadership, Geophil is actively negotiating complex co-production deals with major independent studios, bridging producers, broadcasters, and platforms from across the world, to be announced in the coming months.

Ebenezer James

Head – Content Partnership

Ebenezer James is an accomplished international business development executive proficient in content distribution, production, and licensing strategy for the global entertainment industry. With broad experience working in MENA and APAC regions, he manages global distribution and content licensing of film and premium drama series at Geophil.

Prior roles include Content Partnerships Manager at Viu, a leading Hong Kong-based OTT streaming service, and Mumbai-based Star India (now part of the Walt Disney company) where he honed his sales, production, and content strategy skills, as well as developed global relationships with partners across the region.

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