(MENAFN - Arab News) Uae is aiming for a global movie hub in the gulf region by pushing on several fronts to boost hollywood business in abu dhabi. a recent panel by several entrainment experts at a london hotel in west hollywood focused on the emerging expertise to boost production sector in the gulf nation's capital.
the aspen institute organized the event at the request of the uae embassy in the us and ambassador yousef al-otaiba.
speaking at the event panelist noura al-kaabi chief executive of twofour54 the commercial arm of abu dhabi's media zone authority said: 'abu dhabi has made a tremendous impact in the production sector attracting some of the world's largest and most successful movie franchises.
'the success we are experiencing is because of the infrastructure and support we have established the development of location talent the overwhelming support of uae dignitaries and the abu dhabi film commission's 30 percent rebate on production spend in the nation." meanwhile participant media a production group announced the co-financing of a documentary about malala yousafzai the pakistani girl severely wounded at age 14 in an assassination attempt by the taleban with davis the west group.