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Alnoor, Calinos team up for Mehmed II project

Duo plan $50 mil movie and $25 mil TV series

DOHA — Private Qatari film fund Alnoor and Turkish media group Calinos Holdings are joining forces to produce a $50 million English-language film and a 30-part, $25 million TV series on the life of the 15th century Ottoman sultan Mehmed, it was announced at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival.

It is the biggest such deal between Qatari and Turkish media groups.

“This is an important collaboration for us, bringing to the screen a beautiful tale about a Muslim leader who promoted the values of respect, tolerance and freedom,” said Alnoor chairman Ahmed Al Hashemi.

– — Ramsay Short

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