Egyptian TV shows will soon have to pass religious censorship. Minister of Information Mamduh Al-Beltagi has decreed TV dramas must be "responsible" and "respect the values and traditions of Egyptian…
Making a film is never easy at the best of times but making one during a military occupation is nearly impossible. That's what Palestinian director Hany Abu-Asad faced when making "Paradise Now," the…
Dubai has begun to thrive as a media hub since the emergence of Dubai Media City in January 2001. The brainchild of General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, DMC is the centerpiece of a strategy…
The relocation of pioneering Arab satcaster MBC (Middle Eastern Broadcasting) to Dubai has been one of the many success stories to come out of Dubai Media City.
Lensing has just begun on Dubai Media City's first big- budget Western film production. Warner Bros.' "Syriana," starring George Clooney and Matt Damon, marks a significant step forward for the…
Just as Thanksgiving marks the time for Hollywood studios to wheel out their holiday hopefuls, so does the Eid-Al-Fitr holiday mark the time for Arab film producers to unload their big cinematic guns.
A clutch of gutsy media moguls are beaming their differing brands of pop culture across the Middle East. They are satellite-savvy, format-hungry and politically calculating: Think Rupert Murdoch in a…
Saudi satcasters the Middle East Broadcasting Corp. (MBC) and Orbit TV are suing Qatar TV over the suspension of its controversial drama serial "The Road to Kabul" after threats from Islamist…
Just days before the kickoff of the Carthage Film Festival, due to run Oct. 1-9 in Tunisia, organizers pulled Syrian filmmaker Omar Amiralay's anti-regime doc "A Flood in Baath Country" from the…
It's not easy for homegrown pics to get traction vs. Hollywood product, but Chile's "Machuca" is beating the blockbusters with, of all things, a politically oriented coming-of-age story set in 1973…
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Weekend:$16.4M Fox