Tunisian producer Dora Bouchoucha joins Venice International Film Festival jury

Dora Bouchoucha is Tunisia’s first female movie producer. (AFP)
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Updated 27 July 2020

Tunisian producer Dora Bouchoucha joins Venice International Film Festival jury

DUBAI: Tunisian film producer Dora Bouchoucha was on Monday named as a jury member for the 77th Venice International Film Festival due to take place in September.

Festival organizers announced that Bouchoucha, Tunisia’s first female movie producer, would be a judge for the Luigi De Laurentiis award for best debut feature screening in Venice.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The 62-year-old filmmaker will join Italian director Claudio Giovannesi, who will serve as president, and French artistic director Remi Bonhomme, who has also been appointed as artistic director for the Marrakesh International Film Festival.

In 2017, the Huffington Post described Bouchoucha as “a born rebel, a trailblazer of wonderful self-assurance, elegance, and beauty” and in 2018 she attended the Cannes Film Festival premiere of “Dear Son,” a feature film co-produced by her company, Nomadis Images.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The winner of the Luigi De Laurentiis award will receive $100,000 to be shared between the film’s director and producer.

Venice is the world’s longest-running film festival and in January its organizers announced that Australian actress Cate Blanchett would preside over this year’s edition.

Due to the lockdowns imposed on the film industry around the world to help limit the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the festival was likely to be attended by fewer productions, said regional governor Luca Zaia, who is also a board member of the Biennale di Venezia arts organization.


Chrissy Teigen, John Legend are expecting their third baby

Updated 14 August 2020

Chrissy Teigen, John Legend are expecting their third baby

NEW YORK: American singer and songwriter John Legend and his wife, social media darling and model Chrissy Teigen, are expecting their third baby. 

The couple announced the news in Legend’s new video for the song “Wild,” which premiered Thursday and features Teigen and Legend holding her baby bump at the end of the clip.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

#Wild music video in one hour! Link in bio.

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The video also features their 4-year-old daughter Luna and 2-year-old son Miles.

“Wild,” featuring Grammy-winning singer-guitarist Gary Clark Jr., is from Legend’s recent album “Bigger Love.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

forever!

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The video, shot in Mexico, was directed by Nabil Elderkin, who introduced Legend to Teigen 14 years ago.

Legend and Teigen were married in 2013.