Great Companies: How did you get your idea or concept for the business?
Vijay Savanur: It actually started in 2008 where I was the Head of Operations in running one of the biggest production companies of Kannada Cinema.During pre-production, responsibilities included supervising the assembly of the shooting company, recruitment of key personnel and services,and production organization for how to shoot the script and transform it into a movie. I had to plan the start of dates for everyone and everything,and monitor the budget in the lead up to the picture. Film production generally follows a rigorous schedule. HOD that is myself had to facilitate casting, location scouting, set building and decorating, offices and stages, wardrobe, props, stunts, physical and visual effects,camera, lighting, rigging, transportation, cast, crew and union relations, travel, cast and crew accommodation, contracting of legal permissions and agreements, safety and risk management, prep and shooting schedule. In short, I had to oversee the joint planning, negotiations, implementation and accounting for production.
In short I was A Line Producer who was a type of film producer who is the key manager during daily operations of a feature film, advertisement film, television film, or an episode of a TV program. who also manage the budget of a motion picture and day-to-day physical aspects of the film production. And A line producer usually works on one film at a time.
So Started the IDEA of Line Production Company called Vijay Savanur Productions.
And So the began One at a Time, During 2014 with M/s Raajkamal Films International, Chennai (Film: Utthama Villian), followed by M/s Sai Kannada Circle, Bangalore (Film: Siliconn City), Oct 2018 - Eccholine International - Asia Express and the mighty Film: Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy of M/s Konidela Production Company, Hyderabad - in 2019.
We are a 7 years grown up company now with a few crores turnover business with more than 20 + multi-talented young full time funtunal Union Registered Managers.
Great Companies: What are the various Services provided by Vijay Savanur Productions
Vijay Savanur: We provide facilitate casting, location scouting, set building and decorating, offices and stages, wardrobe, props, stunts, physical and visual effects, camera, lighting, rigging, transportation, cast, crew and union relations, travel, cast and crew accommodation, contracting of legal permissions and agreements, safety and risk management, prep and shooting schedule.
Great Companies: What makes Vijay Savanur Productions different from hundreds of other media productions firms ?
In depth knowledge of project management principles and procedures (Pre Production, Production, Post Production, Licensing, Censor Certification etc.) Understanding the Client Requirements in the stage of Scripting and conversion to shot with joint planning with the direction and production TEAM. With a VAST hands on Experience to handle every Situation on Project Site with the expertise of our multi-talented team.
Finally providing a cost effective solution to the client.
Great Companies: What are the struggles and challenges you face?
Vijay Savanur: Struggles and Challenges we face are only COMPETITION. We beat the Competition by our Professionalism and SERVICE. All our clients are normally repeated customers and ones they are CATERED, they are never too far away from us.
Great Companies: How do you plan to grow in the future? What does 5 years down the line look like for Vijay Savanur Productions?
Vijay Savanur: We had to Expand to Northern Horizons by the last year and due to the pandemic we have been delayed. We see ourselves all around in Bollywood, Tollywood and Kollywood later during the coming years.
Great Companies: If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Vijay Savanur: The old saying “Rome wasn’t built in a day” applies here. Just because someone you know started a Business and started making money, doesn’t mean you’re going to immediately start making money. It takes time to let people know who you are, so stay focused on achieving your short-term goals.