PRODUCTION

Facebook Watch: What We've Built & What's Ahead
Fidji Simo, Head of Video at Facebook Watch discusses the growth and content that hit the platform in 2018 and look ahead to investing in original content in 2019.
Netflix flick 6 Underground completes filming in UAE
Production began in Abu Dhabi on 12 November and moved to sites in Al Ain, Liwa and Ras Al Khaimah before completing principal photography on 5 December, in the Abu Dhabi City Centre.
Netflix orders first African original
Netflix has ordered Queen Sono, a drama about a secret agent, as its first African original series.
Dubai International Content Market Day 1: over 500 delegates attend
Dubai International Content Market opened on December 9 with a busy first day as more than 500 registered buyers, sellers and content producers were welcomed by the organisers along with a packed agenda of conference discussions and meetings.
DIGITAL STUDIO AWARDS 2019: NOMINATIONS & TABLE SALES NOW OPEN!
The Nominations for The Digital Studio Awards 2019 are now open!! It gives us great pleasure to invite the industry to nominate in this year’s awards and attend the gala awards night on Wed 13 march.
The changing TV Content Marketplace in MENA
ChannelSculptor’s Heba Korayem explains the changing dynamics of the MENA content market, and how mena.tv, the region’s first online content marketplace, is working to facilitate greater cooperation between regional buyers and rights holders.
Dubai Institute of Design partners with FujiFilm Middle East
Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) has partnered with FujiFilm Middle East to give students the opportunity to capture inspiring design, art and creative street culture, using the latest, top of the range photography equipment.
UAE animated series Freej to air in Japan
Harib’s Dubai-based Lammtara Art Production has licensed the series to Tokyo MX television channel where it will air weekly in 2019
Snapchat announces ME creative partners for Lenses
Within the Middle East, agencies such as Leo Burnett, TBWA and Saatchi & Saatchi have come on board as Lens Creative Partners.