Maryam Eid AlMheiri
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United Arab Emirates

Media Zone Authority - Abu Dhabi



Since taking the reins in 2017, AlMheiri has been instrumental in attracting more film productions to Abu Dhabi, including Bollywood hit “Tiger Zinda Hai” and “Mission: Impossible — Fallout,” with Tom Cruise even tweeting a thank-you to the Film Commission of the UAE capital. She announced plans for the entertainment hub’s twofour54 Studio City complex in the city’s Mina Zayed waterfront area, with a 74-acre backlot, permanent sets and water tanks. AlMheiri is also leading the move of twofour54, named after Abu Dhabi’s geographical coordinates, to a larger facility on Yas Island with state-of-the-art TV studios, a student campus and office space for media companies including Apple, CNN and Ubisoft. Among the country’s incentives is a 30 percent rebate on production spending.


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Tom Cruise in March tweeted a picture of himself jumping out of a plane over the Abu Dhabi desert to thank the Film Commission of the UAE capital for its “amazing help and cooperation” on a portion of the shoot for “Mission: Impossible — Fallout.” Naturally, the commission was thrilled.But one film — or one scene from a film — does not an industry make. As Maryam Eid AlMheiri, who is CEO of Abu Dhabi’s Media Zone Authority, puts it: “If we...


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