Abu Dhabi offers regional and global filmmakers a showcase
With Bill Gates and Ari Emanuel among the headline acts, the Abu Dhabi Media Summit is aiming to consolidate its status as a heavy-hitting global gabfest after moving to a new October date.
In March the Abu Dhabi Film Festival became an integral part of Twofour54, the government-backed media and creative industries hub that is determined to drive the industry in the region.
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No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Daily:$1.8M Cumulative:$27.7M Sony / Screen Gems 13.13%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$778,903 Cumulative:$307.3M Disney 34.56%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 23Daily:$703,203 Cumulative:$17.1M Warner Brothers 34.59%
Upcoming events include Doha Tribeca, Carthage, Marrakech, Cairo Fest, and more
LONDON -- The Abu Dhabi Film Festival has tapped Ali Al Jabri as director. This follows the departure of Peter Scarlet, as first reported on Variety.com on Aug. 2.
There are unconfirmed rumors that Peter Scarlet has exited his role as Abu Dhabi Film Festival executive director, though fest honchos were not available for comment.
Abu Dhabi's twofour54 media zone and the Abu Dhabi Film Commission have unveiled a production rebate program, touted as the region's first incentive scheme.
LONDON -- As many Middle Eastern industryites had anticipated, the Abu Dhabi Film Festival is set to become part of government-backed media hub twofour54 as the emirate consolidates media initiatives.
Over the past three years, the oil-rich emirate of Abu Dhabi -- once virtually unknown within the entertainment biz -- has emerged as a source of funding and a center of operations for key segments…
Cartoon Network aims to boost the fledgling animation industry in the Middle East and North Africa by opening an animation training academy plus development and production studio at twofour54, the…