Sadek Sabbah
Courtesy of Cedars Art
Lebanon
2021

Cedars Art Production

Sadek
Sabbah

CEO

One of the most influential producers in the Arab region, Sabbah took over in 2000 at family business Cedars Art, started by his grand­father in Cairo and Beirut. Since then, he and brother Ali have grown the company into a prolific Arabic content creator. Cedars Art has built strong connections with U.S. streamers and studios as well. “Al Habya,” a huge Middle East hit picked up by Netflix, wrapped this year after five seasons. The shingle has also produced Netflix original “Dollar” and “Sukkar Ziada,” an Egyptian adaptation of “Golden Girls” that it made in partnership with Disney. This year, Cedars Art produced “Hell’s Gate” — the first Arab science-fiction drama of its kind — for Shahid VIP, the streaming service of Middle East broadcast giant MBC.

Career

  • DOLLAR
  • FLOWER OF ALEPPO
  • AL HAYBA

Variety Honors

  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
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Lebanese Hit Series 'Al Hayba' to be Adapted by Turkey's Ay Yapim in Milestone Deal (EXCLUSIVE)

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