Factors Affecting the Media Landscape in Middle East

In the age of technology, one observation is definite: Arab media production is making strides in television and Web production. Major players in the industry are Roya Television in Jordan, Imagenation in the United Arab Emirates, Al-Jazeera, and Doha Film Institute in Qatar. Imagenation, the only corporate entity in the Arab region that finances films,…

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Rise of Middle East Cinema… Or Is It?

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It’s been an exciting time for Arab cinema… but the excitement should be bounded. Lots of festivals are taking place, IMAX has installed screens in Lebanon and Jordan, and runaway productions have been shooting in the United Arab Emirates and Jordan.  The region has also seen the emergence of two film funds specifically, meaning those…

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