For its eighth edition, the Abu Dhabi Film Festival is boldly looking to bolster its standing as driver of the Gulf region's still embryonic but increasingly vibrant film industry. Fest's opening…
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Sony Pictures Television is expanding its footprint in the Arabic world with its own Arabic version of hit telenovela "Betty La Fea" (Ugly Betty) which will air on small but prominent Middle East and…
A strident political message, a sitcomish/soapy narrative and an overly bright TV-style look mar this story of life under Israeli occupation.
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,"…
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.
A quietly absorbing if finally somewhat dubious drama about an unlikely anti-corporate crusader, "Promised Land" uses a familiar story arc to decry corruption in the energy industry, specifically the…
The Middle East conjures many images -- from oil-rich sheikdoms to the exotic spires of Riyadh to the uprising in Tarhir Square. But perhaps a more uniform image should be that of hoardes of hip…
Can you create an entertainment industry where there wasn't one before, in a part of the world where it's barely tolerated?
A delightfully inventive valentine to his 83-year-old Lebanese grandmother, Mahmoud Kaabour's "Grandma, a Thousand Times" tenderly deconstructs the family-portrait genre, investing all manner of…
More than just a local showcase, Mid East events are starting to capture global attention.