Take Antonio Banderas as a desert sheikh and Freida Pinto as a harem charmer, add large doses of orientalism and vast stretches of sand, and you get $55 million worth of "Black Gold."
Tarak Ben Ammar
Oliver Stone, Monica Bellucci and Franco-Tunisian film producer Tarak Ben Ammar will be feted by the 57th Taormina Film Festival, which will feature a mix of Hollywood fare, international titles and…
The popular uprising in Tunisia, which ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali after 23 years in power, is proving that clamping down on information outlets anywhere these days is like trying to put…
The turmoil in Tunisia is not affecting the shoot of Jean-Jacques Annaud's epic "Black Gold," toplining Antonio Banderas and Freida Pinto, which will wrap its Tunisian production on schedule this…
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…
Hollywood may house more soundstages than anywhere, but then there's the Tarak Ben Ammar studio system in Tunisia.
Taking Tarak Ben Ammar's support for Arab cinema to the next level, Quinta is launching a pic production operation, dubbed the Independent Film Division.
Harvey Weinstein calls him "boss." Rupert Murdoch, Silvio Berlusconi and Saudi Prince Al Waleed bin Talal call him friend.
Luc Besson's EuropaCorp and Tarak Ben Ammar's Quinta Communications are partnering to launch Paris Studios, France's first modern, mega movie studio.
Borders mean nothing to Tarak Ben Ammar. The financier and producer has moved between the worlds of film and finance with the same ease as he has traveled from his native Tunisia to his adopted…
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