Franco-Tunisian media mogul Tarak Ben Ammar has acquired Egypt's politically independent ONTV with plans to integrate the satcaster with his North African Nessma network, and create a massive…
Doha's ancient marketplace, Souq Waqif, was fully modernized Saturday night as Mira Nair's "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" opened the fourth installment of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, marking its…
The Middle East conjures many images -- from oil-rich sheikdoms to the exotic spires of Riyadh to the uprising in Tarhir Square. But perhaps a more uniform image should be that of hoardes of hip…
Scott assembles old collaborators and new d.p. for 'Prometheus'
Proving the pervasive power of TV on the cultural identity of a people, Tunis-based satcaster Nessma TV is positioning itself as a catalyst of change for the Maghreb region and North Africa's…
The yarn is done in an almost continuous flashback. In the opening scene Alec Guinness, a ship's captain, is facing a firing squad in North Africa. Back on his ship the first officer begins to…
Produced in England and North Africa with frozen currency, and with a supporting British cast, Rose is an adaptation of the Thomas B. Costain bestseller. It is 13th-century drama that seems hardly to…
"Casablanca" will take the b.o.'s of America just as swiftly and certainly as the AEF took North Africa. Despite the fact that the fortunate turn or military events has removed the city of…