Saudi national library of film-shooting sites launched

The council works to support and encourage the local film industry. (AFP)
Updated 03 October 2018
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Saudi national library of film-shooting sites launched

  • The council works to support and encourage the local film industry

JEDDAH: The General Authority for Culture, represented by the Saudi Film Council, has launched the first national library of film-shooting sites in the Kingdom.
The digital library constantly updates information on the sites, and is part of the council’s strategy to support the infrastructure of the Saudi film industry and showcase the Kingdom’s beauty. The council is urging private companies and citizens to add sites to the list via www.film.sa. The council works to support and encourage the local film industry.
The Board of Directors of the General Authority for Audiovisual Media approved on December 11, 2017, the issuance of licenses for those wanting to open theaters in the Kingdom.


Saudi king, crown prince condole with Khashoggi’s family and relatives

Updated 22 October 2018
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Saudi king, crown prince condole with Khashoggi’s family and relatives

  • King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman talked with the son of the late journalist on Sunday

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have extended their condolences to the family and relatives of the late journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi Press Agency reported early Monday.
King Salman expressed his deepest sympathy in a telephone call Sunday to Salah Jamal Khashoggi, the son of the 59-year-old journalist, who died in Istanbul early this month.
The crown prince also condoled with Salah Jamal Khashoggi by phone, the SPA said.
Khashoggi's son thanked the king and the crown prince, the report added. 

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir earlier said that the death of Khashoggi was the result of a “rogue operation” by people acting beyond the scope of their authority.