The Arab Cinema Center launched the new version of the list of the 17 most influential in Saudi Arabian cinema, which celebrates the most influential people in Arab cinema during the past year, as part of the various activities carried out by the Center at the 76th session of the Cannes Film Festival.
The list of the 17 most influential in the Saudi film industry, released annually by the Arab Cinema Center, includes names representing themselves or entities they belong to, and they have been selected according to the most influential in the Arab film industry during the last 12 months.
The list from Saudi Arabia includes director Abd al-Ilah al-Qurashi, actress and filmmaker Fatima al-Banawi, Zainab Abul Samh, general manager of MBC Studios, Alaa Youssef Faden, chairman of Telfaz 11, Sheikh Walid al-Ibrahim Malik and chairman of the MBC Group, and Hadeel Kamel, general manager of Radio Network. Arab TV, Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, producer Muhammad Al-Turki, CEO of the Red Sea International Film Festival Foundation, engineer Abdullah Al-Rashed, director of the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithraa), advisor Turki Al-Sheikh, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Entertainment Authority, and engineer Abdullah Al-Qahtani CEO of the Saudi Film Authority, Saudi producer Faisal Beltiour, Sultan Al Hokair, Saudi director and producer Mamdouh Salem, and Abdullah Al-Daoud, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Entertainment Development and Investment Company.
In addition to these names, Saudi entities and companies include 5 foreigners: British Sam Barnett, Executive Director of MBC Group, South African Natasha Matos Hemingway, Head of Commercial Affairs and Marketing at Shahid, British Charlene DeLeon, Executive Director of Al-Ula Film, and American Wayne Borg, Director of the Media, Entertainment and Culture Industries Sectors. In NEOM, Australian Adon Quinn, CEO of Movie Cinema.
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