Sadek Sabbah
Courtesy of Cedars Art
Lebanon
2022

Cedars Art Production

Sadek
Sabbah

President / CEO

With over three decades of experience in film and TV, Sabbah and his brother Ali have transformed CAP into a production powerhouse, with facilities and offices in Beirut, Dubai, Cairo, Casablanca and Riyadh. The company recently sold the format rights to its hugely popular crime series “Al Hayba” to Turkey’s Ay Yapim — the first time an Arabic fiction format has sold beyond the Arab region. This year, CAP produced a feature version of “Al Hayba” that is distributed by its newly launched thea­trical distribution label, Arab Motion. The production house has also readied major series including the sci-fi “Hell’s Gate” and the women-empowering “Salon Zahra” for Shahid VIP, the streaming service of Middle East broadcast giant MBC. In March, Sadek was awarded Lebanon’s highest honor, the National Order of the Cedar, by Prime Minister Najib Mikati.  

Career

  • DOLLAR
  • FLOWER OF ALEPPO
  • AL HAYBA

Variety Honors

  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree
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Lebanese Hit Series 'Al Hayba' to be Adapted by Turkey's Ay Yapim in Milestone Deal (EXCLUSIVE)

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

Hit Arabic TV show “Al Hayba,” about a family of arms smugglers working the border between Syria and Lebanon, is set for a Turkish adaptation in a milestone deal inked between prominent Lebanese film and TV production company Cedars Art Production and Turkish TV powerhouse Ay Yapim (“Forbidden Love”).The “Al Hayba” agreement between Cedars Art and Ay Yapim marks the first international adaptation of an Arabic longform format in recent times and also the first time an Arabic show gets...

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