Exec takes over at Abu Dhabi production arm
Imagenation Abu Dhabi for the past three years. ADMC chief financial officer Frank Mooty was tapped last week as CEO of ADMC and wholly owned subsid Imagenation Abu Dhabi while a search was conducted for a successor. AMDC said last week that Borgerding had left to “concentrate on independent projects.” His ankling followed the departure of Stefan Brunner as chief operating officer of Imagenation last month. During Borgerding’s tenure as head of Abu Dhabi’s $1 billion production arm, Imagenation forged production and financing joint ventures with Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment, Jeff Skoll’s Participant Media and National Geographic Entertainment. Outfit has just wrapped its first Khaleeji pic, “Sea Shadow,” and is in pre-production on horror-thriller “Djinn.” Imagenation has also invested in pics such as “Furry Vengeance,” “My Name Is Khan” and upcoming Martin Sheen starrer “The Double.” Al Mubarak emphasized Friday that the film fund remains committed to its financial partnerships. “Over the last two years, Imagenation Abu Dhabi has been very successful in forging international partnerships that have helped put Abu Dhabi on the international film making map,” he said. “We remain very committed to these partnerships. Their expertise and resource are crucial to our mission to contribute to the development of the film industry here in the UAE.”
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