Telephoto was incorporated on February 2, 2000 to undertake inter-alia business of production of telefilms, tele-serials and cinematographic films. The company is promoted by Mr. Suresh Menon and his wife Mrs. Asha Menon. Mr. Suresh Menon is a cinematographer/Director with over 22 years of experience in the entertainment industry and Mrs Asha Menon is a national award wining cine actress.
Telephoto has acquired the assets, work-in-progress and film library copyrights of Telephoto Films, a proprietorship concern of Mr. Suresh Menon.
It's present business activities encompass production of tele-serials , tele-films, advertisement films and feature films. The company produces tele-serials in Tamil, which are subsequently dubbed into other southern regional languages for telecast in respective language channels. The company's principal telecast channels are the various Southern regional channels of the Sun network.
In March 2000, Telephoto placed 8,75,000 equity shares of the face value of Rs. 10 each at a price of Rs. 60 per share aggregating Rs 525 lakhs with venture capital and private equity investors.
To capitalise on the tremendous growth worldwide in the animation business and to complement its current production facilities, the company proposes to set the animation and special effects studio. The facilities of the studio would be used to bring in animation and special effects in various tele-serials, tele-films, and feature films produced by the company. The company also proposes to offer the studio for use by other production companies.
A well equipped preview theatre has been taken on lease by the company during the year 2000-2001.
During the year on behalf of another producer, the company, as Executive Producer, is producing a Hindi Feature film. The shooting is scheduled to be completed by November 2003.