Morocco's pubcasters, SNRT and 2M -- jointly run by Stanford-educated Faical Laraichi -- are major forces in local film and TV production.
Two national industries converge to define this year's movie confab
In the wake of the Arab Spring, the spotlight is turning to Arab films. Morocco is well placed to shine: It stands at the forefront of democratic reforms and has one of the region's strongest…
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Korean helmer Park Jung-bum's debut, "The Journals of Musan," has been acquired by Star Sands for Japan and SNRT for Morocco TV.
As CEO of the nation's two pubcasters and joint VP of the Marrakech Film Festival Foundation, Faical Laraichi is uniquely positioned as the driving force behind Morocco's TV and film industry.
Stars from Hollywood's Walk of Fame will grace the Red City's red carpet this year at the Marrakech Film Fest.
Two film communities seek out different sides of Morocco -- and gravitate to different hubs within the territory.
"In Morocco, we have to invent our own model for the film industry," says producer-director Nabil Ayouch. "We need to highlight the role of writers and creative producers and learn from best…