November 21, 2023 : Masterclass with Chantal Rickards with School of Filmmaking and School of Media and Communication.

Chantal Rickards OBE, Media Visionary, Inspired Future Film & Media Leaders at Whistling Woods International in an Exclusive Masterclass

Mumbai, India, 21st November 2023: Whistling Woods International (WWI) hosted an insightful masterclass featuring the distinguished Chantal Rickards OBE. The event marked a significant moment for students and faculty alike, offering them the opportunity to learn from the wealth of experience brought by the guest, shedding light on the topic – Planning a Career in Hollywood and Beyond!

Chantal Rickards OBE is a renowned British television and film professional and the former CEO of BAFTA Los Angeles. With an illustrious career spanning over four decades, she held pivotal roles at companies, including BBC, ITV, Channel Four, Sky, Channel Five, WPP’s GroupM, and The Dot Group, shaping the landscape of content creation and brand strategy.

Chantal Rickards interacted with the students, addressing queries and providing valuable career insights. The masterclass covered topics such as content creation, storytelling, brand building, and the future of media, offering students a holistic understanding of the industry’s multifaceted nature.

“I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to engage with the talented students at Whistling Woods International. The energy and passion for creativity displayed by the students are truly commendable. I believe in the power of education to shape the next generation of leaders in the media and creative arts sectors, and it was a pleasure to be a part of their learning journey,” said Chantal Rickards OBE.

The engaging discussion, moderated by Rahul Puri, Head of Academics at WWI, also explored the changing perception of Indian/South Asian movies. They delved into the potential for increased collaboration between Hollywood and Indian filmmakers. Chantal Rickards acknowledged the expanding scope and underscored the ascent of Asian cinema and talent. She emphasised that films have broken down barriers, fostering global connections.

The masterclass, held at Whistling Woods International, served as an invaluable platform for students to explore the ever-evolving dynamics of the media and creative arts industries. The guest generously shared her experiences, delved into industry trends, and provided practical guidance on navigating the complexities of the global media landscape.