Jordanian info minister Jawad el Anani, whose authority covers a special committee that authorizes the showing of new films in Jordan, has put the kibosh on the release of "Schindler's List."
The scene at the recent opening of the Arabic lingo film "El Erhabi" (The Terrorist) may have been a nightmare for security police, but it was a film producer's dream come true. For a change, the old…
Egypt is pushing ahead with a $ 200 million project to build a huge new TV and cinema production center near the Great Pyramids of Giza. The French firm Sofratev has been awarded a consultancy and…
The 17th Cairo Intl. Film Festival, which concluded Sunday, continued its longstanding boycott of Israeli films, and if Egypt's Ministry of Culture had had its way, the fest's competition section…
Enterprising coffeehouse owners in Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Damietta thought they were onto a hot new moneymaking entertainment gimmick -- racy European satellite TV served up along with…
When leading Egyptian stage actress Soheir el Babli announced last month that she was quitting showbiz for good to adopt the Islamic veil, it looked like curtains for "Attiya, the Terrorist Woman,"…
A court in the United Arab Emirates not only thought a play was awful, but slapped the lead actor and director with 10 years each in the local prison.
One of the Arab world's most listened-to radio stations, Cairo's Mahatta el Koran el Karim (Holy Koran Station), has been told to cut out inflammatory religious commentary.
The Arab world's largest arms manufacturer is testing the waters of satellite-dish production as a way to diversify in an increasingly depressed international market for heavy weaponry.
Egypt plans a massive Hollywood-style film and TV production center on a 500 -acre tract of government-donated land about 10 miles from the great pyramids of Giza.