Fagr Kasim, Director of Media Sector Development at Sharjah Media Free Zone explains the details.
Arab Format Lab
Sharjah Media City (Shams) has partnered with Arab Format Lab to launch The Emirates Entertainment Experience - a platform for "films made by audience members".
Dubai-based Arab Format Lab has teamed up with nine Saudi Arabia-based startup media companies that are specialised in content creation and audiovisual production services.
The first drama production by Arab Format Lab, an Arabic adaptation of the Fox-produced teen drama "Red Band Society" will premiere on Abu Dhabi TV later this month.
Dr. Najm’s opening address will look at what TV shows Saudi Arabia’s 33 million population is watching.
The Arab Format Accelerator (AFA) programme will be a permanent fixture at DISCOP Dubai, which will be held from February 25-27, 2018.
International right holders and local producers will be invited to “elevator pitch” their scripted and unscripted TV shows in front of a live audience.