Pay TV and video streaming services are seeing double digit growth in the Middle East and North Africa, where they are relatively new. And digital is making big waves in Arab pop culture. But it's…
New York-trained Saudi actress-helmer Ahd Kamel is most recognized for her role as the teacher in "Wadjda." As a director, she received attention with her 2013 short "Sanctity," which premiered at…
While helmer-writer Haifaa Al Mansour directed the first Saudi Arabian feature shot entirely within the kingdom, her charming, polished debut "Wadjda" (2012) was co-produced with Germany, and her key…
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."
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