When Tom Cruise and James Cameron recently visited the United Arab Emirates, they helped put the region firmly on Hollywood's radar as well as on the list of hot (literally) new international…
Abu Dhabi's fourth installment of the Circle film financing confab, initiated by the Abu Dhabi Film Commission, wrapped with a bang by awarding two filmmakers a share in the $100,000 Shasha Grant.
With two-thirds of the Arab world's 300 million people under age 30, there's never been a shortage of young recruits eager to work in the film and TV industries.
In the two years since Abu Dhabi announced its intention during the 2007 Cannes Film Festival to become a global film player, those ambitions have started to become a reality.
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