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Dubai Film and TV Commission Announces Partnership with YouTube to Support VIDXB 2017

Date: April 7th, 2017   Origin: Dubai   Type: External

The Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC), a member of Dubai Creative Clusters Authority, announced today a partnership with YouTube to support VIDXB 2017 during the opening press conference for the Middle East Film and Comic Con 2017 (MEFCC). VIDXB will be produced in collaboration with The Alliance LLC, the organizers of MEFCC.

YouTube, the world’s largest video platform, will accelerate the development of online video in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region by serving as a VIDXB Industry Partner. YouTube will also participate on the VIDXB Steering Committee, and actively apply their research and insights on the region to shape VIDXB’s program and offerings.


SRK’s Happy New Year to premiere at Dubai’s Atlantis, The Palm

Date: October 2nd, 2014   Origin: Dubai   Type: External

DUBAI // A star-packed Bollywood movie that was shot in the city will receive its international premiere at Atlantis, The Palm on October 22.

The cast of the comedy Happy New Year, who include Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and Abhishek Bachchan, are due attend the event.


The Revolution Shall Not Be Televised

 Bloomberg Businessweek Middle East


The revolution shall not be televised, as digital technology reshapes content creation and distribution, the pressure is on TV networks and advertisers to meet the challenge.

Publication: Bloomberg Businessweek Middle East

By: David George 

UAE hopes to rival Hollywood film industry with Dubai Studio City

Date: December 12th, 2013   Origin: Dubai   Type: External

In the windswept desert plains on the fringes of Dubai, a crop of buildings resembling war bunkers sit surrounded by a vast sweep of nothingness.

Unremarkable in appearance, they give the landscape a post-apocalyptic feel. That is apt, considering their purpose is a futuristic one, encapsulating the UAE’s hopes of creating a world-class film industry with breathtaking facilities to rival those found in Hollywood


Lights, Camera, Action! Dubai Woos Bollywood - an article by Nikhil Lohade for The Wall Street Journal

Date: September 15th 2013   Origin: Dubai   Type: External

Roll camera, action! Not words you would normally hear at the Atlantis resort on Dubai’s iconic palm-shaped island, where guests are more likely to capture their holiday moods on handy smartphones and pocket-sized cameras.