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…
When Qatari media shingle Alnoor launched a $200 million film fund last October, it became the latest of a growing number of Middle East-based players looking to enter the film biz.
In the two years since Abu Dhabi announced its intention during the 2007 Cannes Film Festival to become a global film player, those ambitions have started to become a reality.