Mr. Ravi Gupta
A postgraduate and a ‘Distinguished Alumni’ Awardee of IIT Mumbai and an MBA from JBI, Ravi Gupta is a respected Media professional in India.
Ravi Gupta has held Board positions in companies worldwide including Paris based FIAPF (International Film Producers Body). Los Angeles based IATAS (which grants the iEMMY), B4U (UK, USA, Mauritius, Dubai, S. Africa), Indian Broadcasting Foundation, SCOPE (the Apex Public Enterprises Guild) founder CEO of B4U and former Managing Director of National Film Development Corporation. He has been on the Governing Council of FTII, Pune, founding Member of SrFTII- Calcutta, and Managing Editor of ‘Cinema in India’ and currently Secretary – Pune Film Foundation. He has been on Government media advisory committees and on Film Industry bodies including Film Federation of India, Directorate of Film Festivals, Executive Director of Indian Federation Against Copyright Thefts (INFACT), Executive Director of Cine Artists Welfare Fund of India etc.
He has been associated with Production, Distribution or Funding of about 150 Hindi & Regional language Feature Films including ‘Gandhi’, ‘Salaam Bombay’ etc., films of Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Shyam Benegal and other important Indian Directors.
He speaks several languages including French, Spanish and German. He has travelled extensively around the world presenting films in various international film festivals and markets and has addressed conferences on media matters in Hong Kong, Canada, Holland, Paris etc.
He is currently the Executive Director, Whistling Woods International and Consulting CEO, Mukta Arts Limited.
FROM THE DEAN:
No investment of your life will pay you back as much as your investment in good Education. No education will bring you as much joy as one that is also your hobby and passion. If you are one who loves to do something creative, something that says what you want others to hear and see, something that adds value to the lives of others, then you should be pursuing a career in the audio visual medium. In Film, Radio, Television or Media and Entertainment.
You may be facing a dilemma not knowing where to start. If you are reading this, then you are already at a good place to start. The first thing is to discover your own inner desire. Often we all have vague notions of our cravings but are never sure of what our strengths are. Writing? Directing? Acting? Editing? Producing? Cinematography? Animation? Music?
A good way to decide your future is by deciding your career path. And the way to decide your career path is to know where you are today and where you want to be tomorrow. Let us help you in this decision making process. A decision that may change your life.
Spend a fair amount of time navigating through the Whistling Woods Website. If it whets your appetite call or mail to talk to one of our Student Counselors. Our student counselors are trained to listen to you and advice you on what may suit you. Better still visit us at Whistling Woods. Walk around the institute, look at the World class infrastructure created in the heart of the Worlds largest Filming area called the Film City. This is where India’s leading film makers have given shape to their dreams, from V Shantaram to Raj Kapoor, from Subhash Ghai to Yash Chopra, from Karan Johar to Raj Kumar Hirani, from SRK to Aamir Khan, from Shekhar Kapoor to Mira Nair, from Maniratnam to Kamal Hasan . This is where films you have grown up on have been shot. This is where you will learn and some day work if you opt to join Whistling Woods.
Whistling Woods International provides an environment that is truly international (with 15% of our students and several of our faculty members being international), a work culture that helps unlock creative energies, an infrastructure that is world class and a curriculum that meets the needs of the global as also the Indian popular cinema. Its faculty members are practicing film and media professionals in main stream Indian Media and Entertainment industry and will help you integrate with the industry even during your education and facilitate easy transition into the industry when you are ready.
The industry is waiting for hungry raw creative youngsters. Are you ready? There is no Business like Show Business. There is no institute like Whistling Woods. One headed by Subhash Ghai the Showman himself.
Dean and Director
Whistling Woods International