Adel Altoraifi, the former head of Al Arabiya news channel, was sworn in on Sunday as the new Saudi Minister of Culture and Information in a cabinet reshuffle ordered by new Saudi King Salman which…
Sony Pictures Television has sold rights to biz competition format "Dragon’s Den," known in the U.S. as "Shark Tank," for versions that will air in Germany and Spain. In Germany, SPT’s local unit…
Oct. 1 is the deadline for Oscar foreign-language submissions, and there are already some benchmarks: Saudi Arabia offered up its first-ever entry, and Pakistan will be part of the race for the first…
The plot of "Wadjda" may seem simple — a 10-year-old Saudi girl competes for a shiny new bike — but Haifaa Al Mansour's remarkable debut contains some of the strongest social and political insights…
The Oscar season is barely underway, but we already have a front-runner for the oddest op-ed piece of the year.
Saudi Arabia has selected Haifaa Al Mansour’s “Wadjda,” the first Saudi Arabian feature shot entirely within the kingdom and, also notably, one directed by a woman, as its entry for foreign language…
A movie version of the Dave Eggers novel “Hologram for the King,” starring Tom Hanks, is headed for a first-quarter start of production, with "Cloud Atlas" director Tom Tykwer helming from his…
Ahd, 32, has been drawing notice internationally for her perf as a hypocritical hardline schoolmistress in Haifaa al-Mansour's "Wadjda."
Haifaa Al Mansour didn't set out to be Saudi Arabia's first female director, but that breakthrough has brought her debut, "Wadjda," much-deserved attention and awards at festivals ranging from Venice…
ABU DHABI -- Politics and religion are hampering Oscar prospects for helmers not just in Iran but across the Middle East.