Three Egyptians on list of most promising Arab cinema talents

Ahram Online, Wednesday 2 Nov 2011

Filmmaker Ayten Amin, actress Arwa Gouda and producer Wael Omar among the most promising names in Arab cinema, according to Screen International magazine

Screen International magazine has published a review of the ten most promising filmmakers in the Arab world. Editor Colin Brown selected actors, directors and producers that had managed to step onto the international stage.

Mike Goodridge, editor-in-chief of the magazine, started the report with a distinguished mention of the hugely successful films Where Do We Go Now? and Caramel by Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, and went on to stress that the current generation of Arab filmmakers and actors had the ability to communicate and achieve financial success without compromising their creative instincts.

In a previous edition, the magazine had praised Amr Waked for elevating the status of Arab cinema onto the global stage.

The list of the ten most promising talents included Saudi director, producer and actress Ahd; Palestinian director and producer Basil Khalil; Jordanian producer Rula Nasser; Jordanian director Zaid Abu Hamdan; Egyptian director Ayten Amin; UAE director Khalid Al-Mahmoud; Egyptian actress Arwa Gouda; Lebanese actress Darine Hamze; Syrian documentary filmmaker Ammar Al-Beik, and Egyptian producer Wael Omar.

Screen International, published by the British media company EMAP, is a multimedia film magazine that covers the international film business.

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