of Saudi Arabia Red Sea Film Festival jury unveiled
Egyptian star Nelly Karim, internationally known for her performances blue elephant And ConflictTunisian Oscar-nominated the man who sold his skin directed by Kouthar Ben Hania, Georgian film director Levan Koguashvili (brighton fourth) and Palestinian actor Ali Suleiman (HUDA Saloon, 200 mtr) have been unveiled as members of the jury for the upcoming second edition of Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea International Film Festival (December 1-10). They are joined by previously announced jury president Oliver Stone. The jury will decide the winner of the main feature competition focusing on Arab world, Asian and African cinema. Last year, Koguashvili won the inaugural award for Brighton Fourth.
warner bros discovery Appoints President of China and Western Pacific Commercial Boss
Warner Bros. Discovery moves closer to completing its international leadership structure by designating two key leadership roles on its Western Pacific team, appointing SVP of China and Western Pacific commercial chief to report to Western Pacific boss James Gibbons. Veterans Gillian Zhao take the former and Tony Qiu the latter. Zhao, who has more than 20 years of experience in the region, will lead the strategic development of theatrical, TV distribution and home entertainment, while Qiu will handle consumer products, advertising sales and game management in the newly created post. Most of the WBD international roles have now been determined since the merger. Gibbons, who led the UK, Ireland and Nordics to search, to depart They head to Japan, Australia and New Zealand in June. “The combination of assets in the Western Pacific market creates significant creative and business opportunities across our diverse WBD portfolio,” he added. “Gillian and Tony bring exceptional local and international experience to these roles; His leadership will be critical as we look to further monetize and scale our businesses.
Screen Scotland signs Screen Commission boss
Screen Scotland has engaged a senior Screen NSW Australia executive to lead its Screen Commission. Cheryl Conway will launch in the new year, providing production opportunities for Scotland, promoting Scottish creativity and co-ordinating public agency partners and industry players. She is currently the Manager of Production Attractions at Screen NSW in Sydney. Isabel Davies, Executive Director of Screen Scotland, said: “Expansion of Scotland-based studios and increased investment in craft and technical skills are helping to meet the new demand and Cheryl’s appointment means we can keep up the momentum and build are capable of, and have been able to promote our rapidly-evolving offering to global production clients.