Khulud Abu Homos and Mustafa Alaidaroos are geared to experiment with every content recipe that has worked: international adaptations, content incubators, a market for pilot episodes and even crowd-funding a whole film. In conversation with the dynamic duo.
London-based media and entertainment technology solutions providers root6 and Jigsaw24 carried out the four-week installation process.
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Alamiya covered the event with two SNGs and one of its OB trucks, and equipment included one Jimmy Jib crane, one ultra slow motion LDX 86 camera, 13 HD Grass Valley cameras, robotic camera, and five EVS XT3 replay systems.
The two-day MENA Cinema Forum to be held at the Grand Hyatt from October 28-29, is the first-ever B2B forum for the industry in the region, as per organiser Leila Masinaei, MD of GM Events.
The team at Seven Production was tasked with the coverage of the Saudi National Day celebrations and the production of the first ever live broadcast of the spectacular Cirque du Soleil on MBC1.
The team at the Riyadh-based production house Nebras Films, offers BroadcastPro ME a ringside view of the monumental making of "Born A King" and the potential beyond.
Image Nation Abu Dhabi has begun production in Saudi Arabia on "No Kitchen Required" - a TV series that follows five regional chefs as they learn to cook traditional food in the wilderness.
Also as part of the national day celebrations, the Saudi film "Joud", produced by the King Abdul Aziz Center for World Culture (Ithra), is currently screening in cinemas in the Kingdom.
The production broadcast live by MBC1 took place at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh in front of an estimated audience of 27,000.
The inaugural event to be held in Dubai is slated to host around 45 speakers, 450 delegates and 60 sponsors from 30 counties.
Headquartered in Dubai, multi-platform Arabic-language financial news service, Bloomberg Asharq, will have a presence in Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, and Cairo, with studios in each city.
The partnership was signed by the GCAM Director General of Media Sector Development, Jassim Alharoon, and the Director of Operations at iflix, Mark Allan Burt.
As per the deal, VOX Cinemas will operate the new 15-screen multiplex at Dar Al Arkan's Al Qasr Mall in Riyadh. The multiplex is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019.
In Saudi Arabia, Cinépolis and Al Tayer Group have partnered with Al Hokair Group, a hospitality and entertainment operator in the MENA region to develop movie theatres in 15 major cities across Saudi Arabia.
The Hindi film, based on the 1948 London Olympics, follows the private screening of "Black Panther" in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia’s first cinema in more than 35 years opened on April 18 in Riyadh.
Special events have been lined up for the UAE, Oman, Bahrain, KSA and Kuwait, that include 'Paddington on Ice', 'Afrika Afrika', 'Roncall', 'Snap and 'Stars in Concert', among others.