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FILM ALULA PARTNERS WITH CREATIVE MEDIA SKILLS INSTITUTE TO TRAIN A NEW GENERATION OF FILM INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

Award-winning film industry professionals will head to AlUla in February to run filmmaking ‘boot camp’ for Saudi Nationals interested in joining the industry 
Training initiative will strengthen local workforce and build on the successful filming of Hollywood feature film ‘Kandahar’ in AlUla
 
In addition, Film AlUla’s first phase of studio development is underway to meet the demands of local and international Film & TV production
 
 

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SAUDI ARABIA’S FILM ALULA BEGINS STUDIO COMPLEX CONSTRUCTION

Saudi Arabia’s Film AlUla, the film agency of the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), has announced the start of construction on the first phase of its ambitious new film and TV studio complex.

The first phase will encompass approximately 330,000 square feet (30,000 square metres) and is scheduled to be up and running for the fourth quarter of 2023.

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DRAGONS SPOTTED IN THE ANCIENT DESERT CITY OF ALULA!

Fire-breathing dragons have been spotted squatting in the 2000-year-old Nabataean tombs of Hegra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in AlUla, Saudi Arabia.

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PRODUCTION UNDERWAY ON THE FEATURE ‘NORAH’

Produced by Black Sugar Pictures and Nebras Films, prep has begun and filming is set to get underway next month with established producers Paul Miller and Sharif Majali onboard. Norah is the debut feature from exciting filmmaker and influential member of the new cinema wave in Saudi Arabia Tawfik Alzaidi.

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FILM ALULA DEBUTS AT CANNES

A delegation from Film AlUla headed to the Cannes Film Festival to promote international production in AlUla, a region of outstanding natural and cultural significance.

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FILM ALULA LAUNCHES TO PROMOTE FILM PRODUCTION

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) announced the launch of a regional film commission, Film AlUla, to promote the county of AlUla as a filming destination.

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FILM ALULA PARTNERS WITH CREATIVE MEDIA SKILLS

Award-winning film industry professionals will head to AlUla in May to a filmmaking ‘boot camp’ for local Saudi Nationals interested in joining the growing film industry.

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FILM ALULA PARTNERS WITH THE RED SEA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Film AlUla boards the Red Sea International Film Festival as Industry Sponsors for its inaugural edition to support the burgeoning film industry.

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FILMING BEGINS ON ‘KANDAHAR'

Kandahar’, the hotly anticipated third reunion of actor Gerard Butler and director Ric Roman Waugh, has begun shooting in the extraordinary landscape of AlUla.

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