HONG KONG — Wayne Wang, Naomi Kawase and Mohsen Makhmalbaf are among the cream of Asia's film makers who will line up for the Asian Project Market (Oct 7-10), the arthouse film financing event that…
The Montreal World Film Festival announced its full slate of 432 films from around the globe on Tuesday, including 113 world or international feature preems. From the U.S. “The Red Robin” by Michael…
The annual IIFA Bollywood award show dons the mantle of a chaotic holiday camp whose evening treat is a twist on the variety show format. But the often tacky showmanship cloaks a well-oiled PR…
Emirati helmer Ali F. Mostafa ("City of Life") will shoot "A to B," a road movie about three Western-educated Arab youths who travel 1,500 miles from Abu Dhabi to Beirut in memory of their deceased…
Make way for a new Middle East and North Africa film distribution-exhibition powerhouse with close Hollywood ties and plex muscle to flex. Majid Al Futtaim's rapidly expanding VOX Cinemas chain has…
The United Arab Emirates film community is mourning the death of Tim Smythe, who was known in Hollywood as the Dubai go-to guy for pics including "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol," "Syriana,"…
Qatar Media Services (q.media) has acquired Gulf Film, one of the largest film distribs in the Middle East.
Image Nation, the Abu Dhabi-based production company with Hollywood ties, is financing an Arab sports comedy by Emirati helmer Mohammed Saeed Harib, its third local feature.
"We do a lot of financing work with various lenders, especially for key clients like Lionsgate," says Spicer, who represented Comerica Bank in the negotiation and documentation of single-picture…
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Abu Dhabi's $1 billion production arm Imagenation Abu Dhabi is rebranding to become simply Image Nation and has also created two divisions -- Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Image Nation International -…
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