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Screen Buzz announces workshop in Riyadh in partnership with Rotana

Powered by America Abroad Media (AAM), Screen Buzz is inviting applications for its latest workshop until 7 April. The workshop will take place in the Saudi capital of Riyadh in partnership with Rotana. Top Hollywood writers and producers will lead sessions on screenwriting for TV and features. While the workshop is aimed at Saudi creative talents, anyone from the Arab World is eligible to apply.

Speaking about the upcoming workshop, Assem Badr, Director of Operations at Rotana, said: “Discovering up-and-coming talent is one of Rotana’s top priorities. We are proud to foster the entertainment industry in the KSA and partner with Screen Buzz to launch this unique screenwriting workshop in Riyadh. The script is the cornerstone of any content creation process in the world and we believe in order to develop the best content for film and television we must work with the leading experts in the field.”

el, Founder and President of AAM, added: “AAM is excited to partner with Rotana to bring leading Hollywood talent to Riyadh for this workshop as part of our Screen Buzz initiative. Through Screen Buzz, we aim to support purpose-driven content and amplify local voices across the Middle East, and we’ve been delighted with the reception to our workshops around the region. We believe there is tremendous, untapped creative talent in the KSA and an incredible number of rich stories waiting to be shared with the world.”

Launched in 2018, Screen Buzz brings creative workshops from top Hollywood writers, directors and producers to the Arab world to support local storytellers in the creation of original, purpose driven content for global audiences. The workshops provide access to leading Hollywood experts to help develop the most promising Arab writers, directors and producers in the entertainment industry. The curriculum includes interactive sessions which encourage professional collaboration between the Hollywood mentors and local participants, critical thinking and the exchange of ideas. In addition, the workshop participants have the opportunity to attend one-on-one meetings with the mentors to pitch their scripts.