Wahid Hamed (Photo: courtesy of DIFF)
The United Company for Media Services has agreed with acclaimed screenwriter Wahid Hamed that he will write the third part of TV series Al-Gamaa (The Group), which “explores the history of extremism in the Muslim Brotherhood group.”
Hamed, who has had an extensive career in cinema and television spanning four decades, has written more than 40 films and over 20 television series.
Hamed, who began his writing career in the late 1960s after completing his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, has built a huge legacy collaborating with one of the most successful Arab actors Adel Imam since ‘Dreams of the Fly Boy’ (1978).
The pair worked together on several modern classics including Al-Ghoul (1983), El-Le’eb Maa El-Kobar (1991), Al-Erhab wel Kabab (1992), Toyour El-Zalam (1995), and the screenplay for the critically acclaimed ‘The Yacoubian Building’ (2006), which Hamed’s son Marwan directed.
Hamed has also worked alongside many esteemed Egyptian directors, including Yousry Nasrallah, Atef El-Tayeb and Sherif Arafa.
Some of his more recent notable works are in the films Ehky ya Scheherazade (2009) and Ot W Far (2015).
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