Lebanese film industry 2016 articles

Streaming hits big in the Middle East

Streaming hits big in the Middle East

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s a sunny afternoon in Beirut and you’re sitting in a café, waiting for a friend who is running fashionably late as usual, but it doesn’t bother you because now you have time to catch the latest episode of The Big Bang Theory on your smartphone. This is the attraction of video on demand (VOD):

No stone unturned

Reading Time: 10 minutes When M Media’s Chairman Eli Khoury described the recent success of Bil Nesbeh La Bokra Chou? (What About Tomorrow?) as “phenomenal”, he was right, from the perspective of the Lebanese market. With gross ticket sales of more than $1.3 million in local theaters, according to online reporting service Box Office Mojo, it is the highest

Yes we Cannes

Reading Time: 4 minutes In mid-May there was a temporary mass migration to the south of France as film professionals around the globe rushed to attend one of the year’s most prestigious international film festivals. When Executive spoke with a number of Lebanese film industry stakeholders last month, the excitement in the air was palpable. But it wasn’t the