Media Artists commenced operations in 1980 as a company producing advertising commercials, corporate, promotional and motivational films, documentaries and other short films.
In the fledging Indian market, the company was extremely successful and counted as among the country's top advertising agencies. Several international organizations such as CARE, DANIDA, the Red Cross and some World Bank sponsored projects are among its clients. Motivational and advertising films produced by the company also received numerous awards, firmly establishing it as one of the leading short film production companies in India.
In 1986, Media Artists embarked on a new project to set up a film, audio and video post-production complex in Madras.
Media Artists was a leading producer of short films and television programs in the country and these productions were the most popular programmes on television. Some path breaking projects include Doctor Narendranin Vinodha Vazhakku (The Strange Trial of Dr. Narendran) and En Iniya Endira (My Sweet Robot), both of which were voted Best TV Serial of the Year by viewer's associations. Other popular productions of Media Artists are Kanda Puranam (The Legend of Lord Kanda), Oli Mayamaana Ethirkaalam (A Bright Future), Gramathu Salangai (Village Arts) and Iruttai Virattum Velichangal (The Light that Dispels Darkness) and Oru Naal Poduma (Is a Day Enough?) written by Su. Samuthiram.
Media Artists has worked closely with Buena Vista International on dubbing several Walt Disney features and television programs into Indian languages. The popular animated films Aladdin and Lion King have received very good reviews for their excellent adaptation into Tamil. The latest successful dubbing assignment was Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi" in Tamil, which has the distinction of being the first DTS Digital version of this award winning film.
In recent years, Media Artists has established itself as one of India's premier studios specializing in mixing in the DTS Digital Sound Format. The first DTS Digital Sound feature film Karupu Roja, made in India was engineered at Media Artists in 1996. The film went on to receive the Tamil Nadu State award for Best Sound Engineering. This was followed by the Filmfare Award, for Best Sound Engineering for Satya and National Award for Dil Se. Some of the biggest hits like Indian, Mast, Sapnay (aka Minsara Kanavu), Jeans, Mudalvan, Padayappa, Hey Ram, Kushi, Kandukondain Kandukondain, Alaipayuthey, Narsimha Naidu, Dumm Dumm Dumm, Lagaan and Dil Chahatha Hai, had their sound mixed at Media Artists.
At present, Media Artists offers state-of-the-art facilities for sound recording and post-production, including a newly constructed Mix Stage. Several national and international musicians and artists have worked at the Media Artists studios to achieve the right sound for their creative pursuits. The studio has always been the first to adopt new technologies and tools to enhance the quality of work done here. It is acknowledged by industry experts as the best in the country today.