Monday 11 December 2017

Dubai Film Connection funds 5 filmmakers

Dubai Film Connection (DFC), the co-production market of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), has awarded five Arab filmmakers with crucial funding and key partnership opportunities. Filmmakers behind shortlisted projects presented their work at DFC for a chance to win a


CEO of twofour54 honoured as role model for women

The CEO of Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi and twofour54, a promoter of Abu Dhabi’s media and entertainment industry, has been recognised at the Arab Woman Awards for her work in helping build the media industry in the UAE. Maryam Eid AlMheiri received the Media Awar


Saudi filmmaker wins IWC award at DIFF

Haifaa Al Mansour from Saudi Arabia won the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award for her project, “Miss Camel” at the ongoing Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). The award was presented by Academy Award winner, Hollywood actress and IWC Schaffhausen Ambassador Cate Blanche


Apple to buy Shazam Entertainment for $404m

Apple is close to acquiring Shazam Entertainment Limited, the startup whose music recognition app is already built into the technology giant Siri virtual assistant, according to a person familiar with the discussions.   A deal for the London-based app maker coul


UAE Embassy in India launches bilateral app

The UAE Embassy in India launched a mobile application dubbed "UAE Embassy in New Delhi" to help Emiratis travelling to India or residing in this country as well as Indian citizens with interests in the UAE. Dr Ahmed Al Banna, UAE’s Ambassador to India unveiled th


OSN brings top Arab TV stars to DIFF

OSN, a leading entertainment network in the region, is partnering with the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) for a second consecutive year and will bring some of the beloved regional TV stars to the event. Following a successful collaboration last year, where OSN introduce


Fifa Club World Cup UAE 2017 set for kick-off

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the Fifa Club World Cup UAE 2017 has announced that all preparations for the tournament are complete ahead of kick-off today (December 6) in the 'Garden City' of Al Ain. UAE's Pride of Abu Dhabi, Al Jazira, is set to take on Fif


Shankar named 21st Century Fox Asia president

International film and television giant 21st Century Fox has elevated Star India Chairman and CEO Uday Shankar to the post of President, 21st Century Fox, Asia, with immediate effect. In his new role, Shankar will lead 21st Century Fox’s (21CF) video businesses across all o


Dmg events buys Atticus' hotel interior design series

Leading international events company dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa has acquired boutique business forum organiser Atticus Events and its hotel interior design series HI Design.   Focused specifically on the interior design of luxury hotels, HI Design


First 3D audio mixing workshop held in Dubai

Audio leaders Sennheiser, Dolby, Neumann and Lawo recently conducted the region’s first workshop dedicated to 3D audio capture, processing and mixing in Dubai, UAE. The overwhelmingly positive reception and flood of early registrations prompted the extension of the capacity

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