Film AlUla, Creative Media Skills Institute to train new generation of film professionals

  • LONDON: Film AlUla, the Royal Commission for AlUla’s film agency, has partnered with the UK’s industry-led Creative Media Skills Institute to host exclusive training for aspiring film industry professionals. The two organizations have teamed up to give 25 local trainees from AlUla the possibi...
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Prince Harry’s memoir ‘Spare’ sells 3.2M copies in 1st week

  • NEW YORK: Prince Harry’s “Spare” sold more than 3.2 million copies worldwide after just one week of publication and will likely rank among the bestselling memoirs of all time. Penguin Random House announced Thursday that Prince Harry’s headline-making memoir sold 1.6 million copies in the US a...
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Impact BBDO’s Ali Rez to serve as first jury president from MENA at Cannes Lions Festival

  • DUBAI: Ali Rez, the chief creative officer at Dubai’s Impact BBDO for the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan region, is to be jury president for Print & Publishing at The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The names of the jury presidents have been announced for the ev...
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Harry, Meghan brand UK tabloid apology for column ‘PR stunt’

  • LONDON: Prince Harry and wife Meghan on Saturday accused The Sun of a “PR stunt” after the British tabloid apologized and said it regretted publishing a much-criticized column about the couple. The piece, in which former “Top Gear” host Jeremy Clarkson said he “hated” Meghan, sparked a big bac...
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British tabloid The Sun ‘regrets’ publishing Meghan ‘hate’ article

  • LONDON: British tabloid The Sun on Friday said it regretted publishing a column by former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson about Prince Harry’s wife Meghan after a huge backlash. In the article for The Sun last week, Clarkson wrote that he “hated” Meghan and dreamed of the day “when she is made t...
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Joint Saudi anime film ‘The Journey’ premieres in Hong Kong

  • JEDDAH: The Saudi-Japanese anime film “The Journey” has had its Hong Kong premiere on the sidelines of the Asia MENA Culture Technology Economic Collaboration Forum. The film, co-produced by Saudi Arabia’s Manga Productions, a subsidiary of the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Misk Fo...
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Arab-Chinese Media Cooperation Forum launches joint broadcasting initiative

  • RIYADH: Ahead of the Chinese President’s visit to Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Ministry of Media and the China Media Group announced the launch of a joint partnership initiative to promote relations between Arab countries and China through media in a ceremony in Riyadh on Monday. “It gives me grea...
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Daily Mail delays public release of privacy breach court allegations

  • The Daily Mail is seeking to delay the publication of court allegations made by high-profile claimants surrounding the newspaper’s journalism practices. The potentially damaging allegations, made by lawyers acting for Prince Harry, Doreen Lawrence, Elton John and other high-profile individual...
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Prince Alwaleed opens digital philanthropy center to celebrate Arab art, culture

  • LONDON: Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal this week launched a digital philanthropy center in the metaverse. The virtual experience comprises exhibitions of Arab science, art and culture curated by some of the world’s top museums and universities in partnership with Alwaleed Philant...
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MBC Group signs deals with Turkish production houses Medyapim and Ay Yapim

  • DUBAI: MBC Group has signed a five-year agreement with Turkish production houses, Medyapim and Ay Yapim. The partnership, which was unveiled at the 38th International Co-Production & Entertainment Content Market in Cannes, will see the two production houses sharing Turkish content exclusi...
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