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Lucasfilm Executives on Why Wales Was the Perfect Location for Disney+ Fantasy Series ‘Willow’

Wales has long been regarded as a place of myth and magic – its national emblem is the dragon, after all, and it has strong links with the legend of King...

Jeremy Clarkson to Continue as Host of ITV’s ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ Despite ‘Violent Misogynistic’ Rant Against Meghan Markle

Kevin Lygo, ITV’s managing director of media and entertainment, said Tuesday that Jeremy Clarkson will continue as the host of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?,” despite his comments about Meghan...

CineMart Selection Unveiled for 40th Edition

International Film Festival Rotterdam has unveiled its selection of 20 feature film projects and five immersive projects for the 40th edition of CineMart, the festival’s co-production market, which runs from Jan....

Ten European Shooting Stars Heading for Berlin Film Festival Revealed

European Film Promotion, which represents film organizations in 37 countries, has revealed the up-and-coming acting talent who have been selected for the next edition of European Shooting Stars. They will be...

Streamers Focus on Local Content and Establishing Subscription Models to Succeed in the Middle East

“We have to coexist; we don’t have an option, neither them nor us.” This was what the chief commercial and marketing officer of VOD at the MBC Group Natasha Matos-Hemingway told...

Haider Rashid’s Follow-Up to ‘Europa’ Is a Love Story Set in Baghdad’s Underground Hip-Hop Scene

Haider Rashid, who was awarded the best director prize at last year’s Red Sea Film Festival for his Cannes selected film “Europa,” was back at the event this week to pitch...

Forty Years After ‘Tron,’ Storytellers Are Moving onto the Metaverse

“To create engagement, you have to have a story. In the metaverse, the creators will create the community, and the stories they tell will create the community, just like at the...

Dubai-Based Creative Media Solutions Lines Up ‘Montreal’ and ‘Sink’

Creative Media Solutions, which has its headquarters in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, and a base in Jordan, is prepping two new feature films – “Montreal” and “Sink.” Jordanian...

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