First Indian to be invited by The Academy (Oscars) to join under the category-“ Members-At –Large(Creative Science & Technology) in the Batch of 2017,Ujwal N.Nirgudkar is a Chemical Engineer from U.D.C.T.(Mumbai University).
He is currently main Technical Advisor for “National Film Heritage Mission” a 600 Crore project under the National Film Archives, Information & Broadcasting Ministry ,Government of India.
• First Indian to get U.S. Patents in Film Technology and get “Fellowship Award” from Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE) ,an International organization which sets standards for Film & Television Industry for the entire world, at New York-Oct-2007.(www.smpte.org) and Represents India on Hollywood Technical Committee of SMPTE for last 10 years, Chairman SMPTE India Section & Chief Technical Advisor (from KPMG) ,for “National Film Heritage Mission”- I & B Ministry, Government of India ,Project valued at Rs.600 Crore.
• He was the First Indian to be appointed on Board of Directors by International “Association of Cinema & Video Laboratories”(www.acvl.org)
Currently Member, Marathi Film Subsidy Committee, Government of Maharashtra and is appointed as Authorized representative by “The Academy” (Oscars) on 14th Feb.2013 to translate & publish Academy’s publications about “Digital Technology”, into Marathi Language.
As a professional from the Entertainment Industry, has Ideated and executed multiple Intellectual properties and concerts in the field of media Entertainment. With over two decade of experience in the domain, Garners immense respect and recognition among corporates and Media and Entertainment fraternity for his creatively and unconditional efforts towards the positioning and Imagery of the Indian Entertainment industry.
He is a consultant to various Entertainment and Media Houses in India and overseas. He is also a Mentor to bodies such as:
- India Redefined
- Bombay Rock association
Soumya Mohanty Vilekar is a Writer, Poet, Blogger, Author and a Business consultant in the Entertainment Industry. Having her works published in many National & International poetic anthologies ,journals and magazines ,she has penned more than two thousand poems, besides her own four poetry books. The recent one being “Suroor Of The Soul”.
Soumya’s poetry blog is badged as one of the top 10 socially active poetry blogs of India by Baggout, a national portal .
Her poems have been featured in the literary magazine CLRI( Contemporary Literary Review India)and in the Global Poetic Anthology on WorldPeace by The Poetic Society of India and in Amravati Poetic Prism, which recently got its name in LIMCA BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS.
She has been awarded the Literary Excellence award for Poetry at the 6 th Asiad Literature Award festival and also conferred the honour of “SAHITYASHREE”award by KAFLA INTERCONTINENTAL for her contribution to poetry.
She is a Vocal contributor and a Digital Changemaker at WORLDPULSE, a global platform connecting more than 50,000 women across 190 nations for women empowerment .
She also holds a joint patent for process of making Partially Alloyed Bronze Powders for Powder Metallurgical applications and has been working in that field for last two decades.