Arab magnates form 100m euro film partnership

Naguib Sawiris and Tarak Ben Ammar publicity shots

Arab Film News Digest: 11-17 May 2013  Egyptian telecoms magnate Naguib Sawiris and French-Tunisian media mogul Tarak Ben Ammar have just announced a 100-million euro (US$129m) film production and distribution partnership. Sawiris and Ben Ammar have already partnered to produce Beretta, an Arab-language action thriller being written and directed by Qatari filmmaker Sophia Al-Maria.

Read more about this story in the current issue of Arab Film News Digest, plus news on the Arab film industry, an interview with Saudi movie director Haifaa Al Mansour, updates from the Cannes Film Festival 2013 and film reviews of Nouri Bouzid’s City of Lights, City of Angels and Khaled Jarrar’s debut documentary Infiltrators.

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