Image Nation Abu Dhabi has launched a series of webinars in partnership with the Israel Film Fund to foster the exchange of cultural content and support filmmakers in the two countries. The webinar series, titled Film Exchange: Abu Dhabi - Israel, will focus on critical areas within production, talent development and filming in both Abu Dhabi and Israel as a way to encourage collaboration and co-productions between Image Nation and the IFF.
Abu Dhabi-based production company Genomedia Studios has agreed to take over management and ownership of twofour54’s post-production facility, in a strategic move that reflects twofour54’s role in supporting the growth of its partners and the growth of the media and entertainment industry as a whole.
Severtson Screens has been named a strategic partner for 2021 Cinema Build KSA, a virtual trade show and conference, which is being held Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on February 24. “We are excited to be a strategic partner for this year’s event,” said Toby Severtson, president and CEO of Severtson Corp. “In these unusual times, being a part of a virtual event is a great way to include as many international industry members as possible.”
Cooke Optics has appointed Hon Ming Lai to the role of director of sales Asia, Australasia, Africa, Middle East, effective immediately. Reporting to Thomas Greiser, director of global sales, Hon Ming will be based in Hong Kong.
Severtson Screens has been named a strategic partner for the 2020 MENA Cinema Forum, being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates October 27-28. The event will have both in-person and virtual presentations.
The Abu Dhabi Film Commission, the Israel Film Fund and the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film &Television School have reached an overarching agreement centered on goodwill and bilateral cooperation in the fields of film and television. Under the new agreement, the film commissions will create an intercultural cooperation, creating content with the goal of promoting tolerance, education and developing a deeper cultural understanding between the Emirati and Israeli people.