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…
United Arab Emirates
More than just a local showcase, Mid East events are starting to capture global attention.
When Tom Cruise and James Cameron recently visited the United Arab Emirates, they helped put the region firmly on Hollywood's radar as well as on the list of hot (literally) new international…
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…
One of many pics at the Dubai fest exploring Palestinian identity.
Middle East film schools
CNN is pumping $10 million into what it claims is the biggest expansion of its international newsgathering activities in 27 years.
Dubai has declared itself open for business to the world's film biz. Some dozen Bollywood pics have shot in Dubai in 2006 alone. With a slew of Mideast-related films on the slate of many Hollywood…
Execs from a large mosaic of broadcasters, including NBC News, BBC and Al Jazeera, met at Promax & BDA's first Arabia Conference in the United Arab Emirate of Dubai May 3-4.
In the heart of the Middle East, a few hundred miles from the tanks and terrorist bombings of Gaza and Iraq, a glittering Western oasis is rising.