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Whistling Woods International Unveils State-of-the-art Media Lab Made Possible by Donation from Foxconn Technology Group

Mumbai, India, August 7, 2015: Whistling Woods International (WWI), Asia’s premier Film, Communication and Media Arts institute founded by Mr. Subhash Ghai, today announced the launch of the Foxconn Media Lab at the institute in Filmcity, Mumbai.

The media lab, made possible through a donation of media equipment by global consumer technology leader, Foxconn Technology Group, will provide over 600 students with access to cutting-edge media equipment to support their academic learning and enable them to gain practical hands-on experience working with the latest in filmmaking technology. The launch of the Foxconn Media Lab marks a milestone in WWI’s vision and goal of preparing next-generation filmmakers who will create distinctive content for a wide range of media platforms.

As an innovative technology company, Foxconn works closely with companies throughout the information technology industry to promote the use of technology to inspire innovation and drive the advancement of other industry sectors. In particular, Foxconn is committed to partnering with industry leaders to seize the opportunities presented by the Internet of Things, Big Data, cloud computing and mobile technology solutions, and the media and entertainment industry is a key sector where advanced data management solutions and technology are critical in delivering a more immersive consumer experience, especially against the backdrop of the growing popularity of digital and mobile media content.

Terry Gou, Founder and CEO, Foxconn Technology Group, said, “Foxconn is pleased to be partnering with one of India’s iconic filmmakers, Subhash Ghai, to provide experiential education to students of this leading institute. We have been impressed with the quality and talent of WWI’s students and look forward to seeing their ideas being brought to life at this important media lab. As part of our commitment to contribute to Digital India, Foxconn will continue to work closely with local partners in the country to encourage innovation by harnessing digital technologies.”

Meghna Ghai Puri, President, Whistling Woods International said, “I am very thankful to Mr. Terry Gou for believing in Whistling Woods International and seeing a potential in the students. This will enhance the innovative knowledge of the students and something that will push the tech ahead. With this association, our students will be deeply ingrained with the industry & happy to provide skill based training keeping the professional scenario in mind. That makes this a significant moment.”

About Whistling Woods International

Whistling Woods International is India’s premier Film, Communication and Media Arts institute. Founded by one of India’s leading filmmakers — Subhash Ghai and promoted by Mukta Arts Limited, Whistling Woods International (WWI) is one of Asia’s largest Media Arts institutes.‘The Hollywood Reporter’ has rated Whistling Woods International as one of the Ten Best Film Schools in the world in 2014, 2013 & 2010.

WWI offers courses that vary in duration from 1 year to 3 years catering to all major verticals of the Media & Entertainment industry, namely Acting, Animation, Cinematography, Direction, Editing, Producing, Screenwriting, Sound, Visual Effects, Media Management and Fashion Design.

About Foxconn Technology Group

Established in 1974, Foxconn Technology Group (“Foxconn”), under the leadership of Founder and CEO Terry Gou, offers the most competitive production manufacturing technology in the world. A recognized global industry leader, Foxconn created the 3C OEM service business model, eCMMS, incorporating vertical integration of mechanical, optical and electronic components. Foxconn offers many of the world’s leading companies a one-stop integrated manufacturing solution. Foxconn has in recent years expanded into technology services, providing customers the most comprehensive solutions for their technology and manufacturing needs. In addition to maximizing value creation for customers, Foxconn is also dedicated to enhancing the concept of environmental protection in the manufacturing process. In addition to being a trusted partner for its customers, Foxconn is working to be a best-practices model for global enterprises.