Haifaa Al-Mansour Celebrates “Legacy Of Womanhood” With ‘Mary Shelley’ — Tribeca Studio

The first female filmmaker out of Saudi Arabia, director Haifaa Al-Mansour has always been an artist who has forged her own path. Telling the story of an enterprising, young Saudi girl with her first well-received feature, Wadjda, Al-Mansour has contin…

The first female filmmaker out of Saudi Arabia, director Haifaa Al-Mansour has always been an artist who has forged her own path. Telling the story of an enterprising, young Saudi girl with her first well-received feature, Wadjda, Al-Mansour has continued to pursue “stories of women who are breaking barriers” with her latest, Mary Shelley. Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival and moving along the festival circuit before landing in Tribeca, Al-Mansour’s…

‘Village Rockstars,’ ‘Lovesick’ Among Winners at 2018 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

“Village Rockstars” and “Lovesick” were among the films that took home top prizes at the 2018 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles on Sunday. The 16th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles featured a Los Angeles and official Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. premiere screening of “Village Rockstars,” directed by Rima Das, which won the Grand […]

“Village Rockstars” and “Lovesick” were among the films that took home top prizes at the 2018 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles on Sunday. The 16th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles featured a Los Angeles and official Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. premiere screening of “Village Rockstars,” directed by Rima Das, which won the Grand […]

IFC Films ‘Mary Shelley’ Trailer Details ‘Frankenstein’ Author’s Teen Tumult

The greatest romance of her life inspired her darkest creation. That’s the tag for the new IFC Films release about Frankenstein author Mary Shelley’s tumultuous life, which has a May 25 theatrical debut in New York and Los Angeles after bowing at the Toronto Film Festival and with a Tribeca Film Festival screening coming. VOD follows on June 1.
Young Shelley had a life that seems torn from a novel of the era. Her mother died when she was young, leaving her in the care of…

The greatest romance of her life inspired her darkest creation. That’s the tag for the new IFC Films release about Frankenstein author Mary Shelley’s tumultuous life, which has a May 25 theatrical debut in New York and Los Angeles after bowing at the Toronto Film Festival and with a Tribeca Film Festival screening coming. VOD follows on June 1. Young Shelley had a life that seems torn from a novel of the era. Her mother died when she was young, leaving her in the care of…

‘Wadjda’ Director Haifaa Al-Mansour Sets Up Animation ‘Miss Camel’ At ‘BoJack Horseman’ Producer ShadowMachine

EXCLUSIVE: Wadjda writer-director Haifaa Al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia’s trailblazing first female filmmaker, is setting up female empowerment animation Miss Camel at LA-based animation hub ShadowMachine, producer of Netflix’s BojackHorseman and Cartoon Network’s Robot Chicken.
ShadowMachine will develop and produce the project with Al-Mansour and her husband Brad Niemann with both parties telling us they are “excited to be collaborating on such a fun project.” UTA will handle…

EXCLUSIVE: Wadjda writer-director Haifaa Al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia’s trailblazing first female filmmaker, is setting up female empowerment animation Miss Camel at LA-based animation hub ShadowMachine, producer of Netflix’s BojackHorseman and Cartoon Network’s Robot Chicken. ShadowMachine will develop and produce the project with Al-Mansour and her husband Brad Niemann with both parties telling us they are “excited to be collaborating on such a fun project.” UTA will handle…

Dubai: Haifaa Al Mansour’s Female Empowerment Project ‘Miss Camel’ Wins IWC Filmmaker Award

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi director Haifaa Al Mansour’s female empowerment feature project “Miss Camel” is the winner of the IWC Filmmaker Award, worth $100,000, awarded during the Dubai International Film Festival. A jury headed by Cate Blanchett selected “Miss Camel” as the winner among four Arab projects. Blanchett announced the winner during a gala […]

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi director Haifaa Al Mansour’s female empowerment feature project “Miss Camel” is the winner of the IWC Filmmaker Award, worth $100,000, awarded during the Dubai International Film Festival. A jury headed by Cate Blanchett selected “Miss Camel” as the winner among four Arab projects. Blanchett announced the winner during a gala […]

As Saudi Arabia Mulls Opening Movie Theaters, Vue International Sees Opportunity

EXCLUSIVE: Saudi Arabia is getting serious about going back to the movies. The kingdom is in the early stages of an initiative to build and open cinemas after more than 30 years of no public screens. The idea was mooted earlier this year by Ahmed Al-Khatib, chairman of the General Entertainment Authority, and was one focus of the Future Investment Initiative conference held in Riyadh late last month.
The conference was organized under the aegis of Crown Prince Mohammad…

EXCLUSIVE: Saudi Arabia is getting serious about going back to the movies. The kingdom is in the early stages of an initiative to build and open cinemas after more than 30 years of no public screens. The idea was mooted earlier this year by Ahmed Al-Khatib, chairman of the General Entertainment Authority, and was one focus of the Future Investment Initiative conference held in Riyadh late last month. The conference was organized under the aegis of Crown Prince Mohammad…

Saudi Director Haifaa Al Mansour’s ‘Miss Camel’ Project Shortlisted For Dubai’s IWC Filmmaker Award

Saudi director Haifaa Al Mansour’s female empowerment feature “Miss Camel” is among four projects selected to vie for the IWC Filmmaker Award worth $100,000 during the upcoming Dubai International Film Festival. A jury headed by Cate Blanchett will select the winner. Al Mansour made waves in 2013 with “Wadjda,” about a 10-year-old Saudi girl who […]

Saudi director Haifaa Al Mansour’s female empowerment feature “Miss Camel” is among four projects selected to vie for the IWC Filmmaker Award worth $100,000 during the upcoming Dubai International Film Festival. A jury headed by Cate Blanchett will select the winner. Al Mansour made waves in 2013 with “Wadjda,” about a 10-year-old Saudi girl who […]