Helmer Richard Platt will begin shooting "The Young Cleopatra" on Nov. 4 at Egypt Media Production City, the sprawling studio outside Cairo.
Moroccan film "WWW: What a Wonderful World," by Faouzi Bensaidi, won the film and director awards at the 23rd Alexandria Film Festival, with 11 films competing and 45 films participating.
At the time when most of the world is obsessed with summer tentpoles, Egypt goes against the grain and rolls out its most commercial local fare.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
Breaking his silence on whether he'd jumped or been pushed, former Dubai Film Festival chief Neil Stephenson held a tumultuous press conference in Cairo saying he was forced out.
Zhang Jiarui's "The Road" took the top Golden Pyramid for film at the 30th Cairo Film Festival. Event, which opened Nov. 28, concluded Friday with a glittering closing ceremony.
The big surprise of last month's marathon Ramadan TV viewing were audacious Syrian soaps dealing with controversial subjects ranging from political corruption and adultery to drugs and violence.
Egyptian authorities have banned a book by Mohammed Fattuh, "Modern Sheikhs and the Industry of Religious Extremism," criticizing the increasing influence of a new generation of popular Muslim TV…
Al-Jazeera will commemorate its 10th anniversary by unveiling a Wall of Freedom on Wednesday at its Doha, Qatar, headquarters in honor of journalists worldwide who have been killed during assignments.
Alkarma Edutainment, which produces "Alam Simsin," Egypt's version of "Sesame Street," is moving into drama and comedy for the first time.
The world is getting another ABC, this time Arab Business Channel, which is ready to launch a 24/7 network according to ABC CEO Saleh Zaitoon.