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Ravindran joined Variety in 2020 as International Editor. In her new role, Ravindran will continue to lead Variety’s award-winning team of correspondents based around the world, while expanding the brand’s presence at key festivals and markets and growing Variety’s events outside the U.S., working closely with executive VP of content, Steven Gaydos. Covering both film and television, she will also continue her work as a reporter breaking industry news and contributing to a growing pipeline of investigative stories out of international.
Ravindran, who is based in London, reports to Variety co-editor-in-chief Cynthia Littleton and incoming co-editor-in-chief Ramin Setoodeh.
Ravindran was previously Editor of Television Business International magazine, and prior to that, International Editor at U.K. weekly Broadcast. She began her career at Realscreen magazine in Toronto.
Ravindran has overseen coverage at major international film festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto and Sundance; key TV events such as Mipcom and Series Mania; and British industry awards such as the film and TV BAFTAs.
She is a regular contributor to BBC programs such as The Media Show and 5Live, and a frequent moderator at industry events in London, Cannes, Berlin and beyond.
Ravindran is on the executive committee of the U.K.’s Broadcasting Press Guild and is a voting member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). She has won Los Angeles Press Club awards for her reporting, and in 2021 received a Top Women in Media award from AdMonsters and Folio.