PIX’s Gateway to be shot at Whistling Woods

MUMBAI: Gateway, India‘s first reality TV show on filmmaking that is soon to air on PIX, has announced its association with Subhash Ghai’s Whistling Woods International. This 12 episode series will be shot on WWIL campus.


Gateway is PIX’s original local production of a reality that will air exclusively on the channel. Starring Ashok Amritraj, Gateway features 18 contestants from across India who will compete intensively over the next several weeks to get a chance to direct a Hollywood film produced by Amritraj’s company, Hyde Park Entertainment.


The winner will also receive an intensive eight-week internship with Ashok Amritraj and Hyde Park Entertainment in Los Angeles. The filmmaker will use the internship to learn the intricacies of both the art and business of filmmaking in Hollywood before embarking on directing the Hyde Park Entertainment produced film.


Directors Anurag Basu of Gangster and Life in a Metro fame and Rajat Kapoor best remembered for Mixed Doubles and Bheja Fry form the permanent jury of the show. Every episode will feature another prominent jury member as well.


Episodes of Gateway are designed to help demystify the craft of movie making for PIX viewers. Says Hyde Park Entertainment chairman and CEO Ashok Amritraj, “I have been eager to work with Indian filmmakers for a long time. Gateway was inspired by my goal to make the path between India and Hollywood easier for talented filmmakers to tread. Since the collaboration with PIX, we have refined the format together, and are now excited to launch a new show that is sure to grab the attention of all aspiring filmmakers in India!”


On the association with Whistling Woods International, Subhash Ghai adds, “It is my great pleasure to associate with Ashok Amritraj and PIX for this one of a kind reality show. Whistling Woods has the means to offer all aspiring filmmakers and actors a chance to bring out their true talents.”


Says PIX business head Sunder Aaron, “With Ashok Amritraj’s help and guidance, one gem of a storyteller will get an opportunity to show his / her talent to the world through PIX and Hyde Park Entertainment.”