MUMBAI — Ujwal Nirgudkar, Oscar Academy Member & Chairman of SMPTE-India Section, who is promoting standards for Digital Cinema in India, is appointed by the Oscar Academy to serve on the 2020-21 Science and Technology Council. An Indian Resident is being invited as a member for the first time in 17 years of the council.
Nirgudkar is working in the Indian film industry for the past 39 years. Currently, he is also chief technical advisor from KPMG for “National Film Heritage Mission,” a 60 billion project under the National Film Archives, Information & Broadcasting Ministry, Government of India.
During the course of the year, the council will discuss industry liaison activities, general motion-picture technology-related issues, ideas for future council initiatives and presentations from council members on current technology topics. The council is supposed to have its first virtual meeting Oct. 12 with a brief orientation session for the new council