by Alex Ritman.
A new reality television show could see filmmakers and writers from across the region gathered in Hollywood while they compete against each other for the financial backing to have their scripts transformed into feature films.
New Hollywood Filmmaker Arabia is a programme currently in the planning stages and should see 12 contestants from the Arabic-speaking world fighting it out to win up to US$2.5 million (Dh9.2m) in funding.
“It’s really based on the chasing of a dream,” says Jennifer Stevens, managing director of Three Lamb Productions, the UK-based company putting the show together. “It’s also an opportunity to build a cultural bridge. In bringing 12 Arabic filmmakers to Hollywood, we can show wonderful films that wouldn’t get to be shown in the US.”
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