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  1. Cursed Be the Phosphate (Yel'an bu al-Phosphate): Abu Dhabi Review

    4:45 am 10/23/2012

    An obscure labor-dispute is identified as a trigger for national and international upheavals in Sami Tlili's documentary, a prize-winner at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.Read more

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  2. Coming Forth By Day (Al-Khoroug Lel-Nahar): Abu Dhabi Review

    4:37 am 10/23/2012

    Egyptian writer-director Hala Lotfy's film -- a prize-winner at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival -- follows 24 hours in the life of a frustrated Cairo woman. Read more

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  3. Abu Dhabi Festival Needs to Get Closer to City, Say Attendees

    8:34 am 10/19/2012

    Next year's event would benefit from relocating, but most agree the ADFF's organization improved drastically this year.Read more

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  4. Abu Dhabi Media Hub TwoFour54 Sells First TV Shows to Local Broadcasters

    8:12 am 10/19/2012

    The state organization has found TV homes for two local unscripted formats set to shoot in November this year.Read more

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  5. Arab Cinema Could Collapse Completely, Abu Dhabi Festival Attendees Hear

    7:19 am 10/16/2012

    Middle East turmoil and Arab TV stations not buying films are creating a perfect storm for filmmakers facing already difficult conditions.Read more

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  6. In Search of 'Oil & Sand': Abu Dhabi Review

    1:21 am 10/16/2012

    Philippe Dib and Wael Omar's documentary, world-premiering in Abu Dhabi, accompanies Egyptian aristocrat Mahmoud Sabit as he delves into the history of his family and country.Read more

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  7. Oscar-Winning Editor Discusses Drawbacks of Digital Editing Systems

    9:47 am 10/15/2012

    Directors need to think more about story, says French editor Françoise Bonnot, who has worked with Julie Taymor, Roman Polanksi and Michael Cimino. Read more

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  8. Motion-Capture Expert: Stars Risk Appearing in Simulated Porn if Data Falls Into Wrong Hands

    2:55 pm 10/14/2012

    Middle East computer-generated imagery pro Clyde DeSouza warns that Hollywood's biggest actors could wind up starring in adult films if studios aren't careful.Read more

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  9. Sales Agents to Become Global Distributors, Predicts Industry Guru

    6:26 pm 10/13/2012

    Angus Finney told the Abu Dhabi Film Festival crowd "sales agents could take control of all rights" in some instances.Read more

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  10. Richard Gere Open to Film to Counter Islamophobia After 'Innocence of Muslims' Controversy

    3:35 am 10/12/2012

    The star also says he is eyeing the Gulf region for a possible future project.Read more

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