Founded the festival as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit arts organization presenting in Los Angeles an annual film festival dedicated to Indian cinema. Created, developed, and expanded the now well-established and prestigious film festival into a creative and business portal between the Indian and the American entertainment industries. Supervised all financial and developmental aspects and managed a staff of 35 and a volunteer team of 100. Developed key relationships with leading entertainment studios and networks, individual donors, governmental, corporate, and charitable organizations.