Wednesday 4 October 2023

Alamiya buys Lyra Pictures in key deal

Alamiya, a prominent live production and entertainment company in the Middle East with a 50-year heritage, has announced its latest milestone in the industry – the acquisition of Lyra Pictures. This transformative partnership marks a significant step towards shaping the future of


First Saudi Film Confex inaugurated in Riyadh

Select Arab and international filmmakers and several national, regional, and international directors and industry experts in the kingdom are taking part in the first edition of Saudi Film Confex, which was opened at the Riyadh Front Expo.    About 50 speake


CNN Academy Abu Dhabi opens with climate masterclass

CNN Academy Abu Dhabi has welcomed its third cohort of students, leading with a climate reporting masterclass by Chief Climate Correspondent, Bill Weir moderated by Becky Anderson, Managing Editor, CNN Abu Dhabi, and Anchor.    The interactive session, host


ClearPier acquires UAE-Based MQuest for $35m

ClearPier, one of the world’s leading performance advertising technology companies is acquiring UAE-based Media Quest Group (MQuest) for $35 million.    The deal is the latest in Clearpier’s strategic sequence of acquisitions, beginning with its


Broadway musical 'The Phantom of the Opera' to be staged in Riyadh

The Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC) has announced that the Broadway musical "The Phantom of the Opera" will be performed at The Arena Riyadh from October 14 to December 5, 2023.   Produced by Broadway Entertainment Group by arrangement with the


blinx Digital Media Hub launched to empower Mideast youth

blinx, the new digital media hub in the Middle East, has been launched empowering Middle Eastern youth with the finest in digital storytelling and news stories. Blinx will offer fresh perspectives and connect Gen Z and Millennials across multiple screens, platforms, and smart devices.


Trevor Noah's ‘largest comedy show’ in UAE on Oct 3

Live Nation Middle East will present the highly anticipated gig by Trevor Noah, a part of his 'Off The Record' Tour, at Coca-Cola Arena on October 3 in Dubai. It will officially be the largest comedy show to date in the UAE, the organiser said. With over 12,000 enthusiastic att


Acciona Cultura creates 3D printed walls for Net Zero arts expo

The Net Zero exhibition at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) presents a transformative journey of discovery that brings to life the exhibition theme through its creative essence and design elements, encompassing the curation of artworks, spatial communication and graphic desig


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