MBC ‘boot camp’ aims to train young Saudi creatives

MBC ‘boot camp’ aims to train young Saudi creatives
MBC program, ‘The Voice Kids,’ the Arabic version of the international reality television competition. (AFP)
Updated 29 March 2019

MBC ‘boot camp’ aims to train young Saudi creatives

MBC ‘boot camp’ aims to train young Saudi creatives
  • Saudi Arabia is aiming to develop its production and creative industries as the country focuses on economic diversification
  • The boot camp will be open to young Saudi individuals who already have prior experience in the production of media content

LONDON: Broadcaster MBC Group has launched a specialized industry training program that aims to sharpen the skills of young Saudis interested in a career in the cultural and creative industries.
The boot camp will be open to young Saudi individuals who already have prior experience in the production of media content or creative projects and are looking to develop a career in the industry.
“The launch is in line with MBC Group’s belief in the importance of supporting an integrated productive environment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” the broadcaster said in a statement on Thursday.
Saudi Arabia is aiming to develop its production and creative industries as the country focuses on economic diversification.
The courses are scheduled to begin later this year and will focus on film and cinema, as well as TV drama.
Students will be able to tap the expertise of leading studios, production companies, professional trainers and TV stars. The aim is to eventually export local productions to the world, in collaboration with MBC Studios, MBC Group’s original content production division.
The courses will cover disciplines that include scriptwriting, production, and directing.
Candidates who complete one of the program’s will have the opportunity to apply for internships and jobs at MBC Studios.