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Abu Dhabi circle draws speakers

Conference brings together industry leaders

The Abu Dhabi Film Commission’s Circle Conference will bring together 40 industry leaders to address the business and creative elements of making film and TV content for world audiences.

The schedule of speakers, announced Wednesday, includes Participant Media CEO Jim Berk, BBC Worldwide head of co-production funding Stephen McDonogh, Fox Intl. Prods. prexy Sanford Panich and CBS Paramount Television Entertainment prexy Nancy Tellem.

There will also be a special Arabic-language session on women in film in the Middle East; panelists will include Indian helmer Deepa Mehta, who is now based in Canada.

The Circle Conference, running Oct. 9-11, takes place during the Middle East Film Festival, which runs Oct. 8-17.

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