Google India has announced that the next YouTube Space is set to open in Mumbai, one of India's central metropoli, making it the first to host a space in Southeast Asia.
The latest addition to the global bevy of already-existing Spaces (located in London, São Paolo, Berlin, Los Angeles and Tokyo) will be located in Filmcity, a media and film complex (as well as a bonafide hub for Bollywood) situated near Sanjay Gandhi National Park at Goreagon East, Mumbai. Famous WWI alumni include actor Anil Mange (PK, Singh is Bling), Abhishek Jain (whose film Bey Yaar became the first Gujarati film to premiere at the New York Indian Film Festival) and Murali Krishna, Kavan J. Ahalpara and Supreet Singh, who were all part of the Oscar-winning team for Best Visual Affects for Ang Lee's The Life of Pi.
In partnership with Whistling Woods International Institute (WWI), a school for communications, film and media arts, the Space will give YouTube creator grantees the accessibility for resources like video, editing and sound equipment, as well as, well, space for shooting, recording or community events.
In a press statement posted on Google India's blog on August 19, the corporation explained their imperative for placing the next Space in the heart of Mumbai:
India is seeing an emergence of a new generation of YouTube creators who are capturing the color, music, humor, and drama of India more creatively than ever before ...To support this incredible community of YouTube creators and foster the next generation of talent, YouTube has partnered with one of Asia's largest and most renowned film schools, Whistling Woods International, to set up a new YouTube Space in Mumbai.
Check out the Space in the YouTube video below.
Via: TNW News