Saudi Arabia

Shia LaBeouf Resurfaces as a Saint in Abel Ferrara’s ‘Padre Pio,’ Launching From Venice Days – Full Lineup

Abel Ferrara’s “Padre Pio,” starring Shia LaBeouf as an Italian monk who gained rock-star status among the Catholic faithful, is among the titles set to launch from the…

Turkish Biopic ‘Bergen,’ About Pop Singer Blinded With Acid and Slain by Husband, Breaks Box Office Records With Arab Moviegoers

A Turkish biopic about 1980s pop singer Bergen, who grappled with a violent husband that hired someone to pour nitric acid on her face and later shot and…

Jimmy Fallon jokes about Biden retiring: ‘Anything you’d like to announce?’

“The Tonight Show” host joked about Joe Biden possibly resigning amid the US president’s plummeting approval ratings.

‘The View’ Host Sunny Hostin Slams Biden for Fist-Bumping Saudi Crown Prince and ‘Normalizing a Murderer’

“The View“ hosts are at odds over Joe Biden’s decision to fist bump Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a meeting on Friday in Saudi Arabia to…

Egyptian Romcom ‘I Love You’ Toplining Tamer Hosni Breaks Box Office Records

Egyptian romcom “Bahebek” (“I Love You”) toplining local megastar Tamer Hosni has scored a smashing opening frame across West Asia grossing $4.2 million thanks to more than 300,000 admissions.…

‘Muru,’ ‘Fire of Love’ to Open New Zealand International Film Festival – Global Bulletin

FESTIVALS The world Premiere of local filmmaker Tearepa Kahi’s action-drama “Muru” will open the Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin chapters of the New Zealand International Film Festival, while…

Global Location Professionals Prep for In-Person AFCI Conference

Film commissions all over the world have seen a run on their services as production has boomed across the globe. And AFCI Week, the big confab hosted by…

Lola Arabia, Charisma Unveil First Projects (EXCLUSIVE)

Lola Arabia and Dubai’s Charisma Group are readying Agustí Villaronga’s “Arabian Aroma” and Pau Miró’s “Lost Symphony,” the first two titles in a 12-pic production alliance unveiled during…

Saudi Arabia’s Fatima Al-Banawi Set For Feature Debut With ‘Basma’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Saudi Arabian filmmaker, actress and activist Fatima Al-Banawi (“Barakah Meets Barakah”) is set to make her feature film directorial debut with “Basma,” a bold drama that will tackle…

Elon Musk Lines Up Additional $7.1 Billion for Twitter Takeover, Including $1 Billion From Larry Ellison

Elon Musk is getting a little help from billionaire friends for his $44 billion Twitter takeover. According to an SEC filing Thursday, Musk has secured $7.14 billion in…

Benedict Wong Slams Trolls for Hating on ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Teen Star: ‘They Should Feel Deep Shame’

Benedict Wong is standing up for his “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” co-star Xochitl Gomez in the wake of homophobic language being pointed her way online.…

Saudi Cinema Chain Vox Invests in Country’s Future Filmmakers and Theaters

Last December, during the inaugural Red Sea Film Festival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Vox Cinemas announced plans to produce 25 Arabic movies with budgets under $10 million over…