Developing and producing original local TV entertainment formats, series formats and feature films with a focus on Egypt and the emerging Saudi cinema.
Capitalize on the market gap for premium Arabic content. Continuously scan the world in search of successful, breakthrough formats that will appeal to Arab viewer tastes, culture and social realities. Combine the expertise of Hollywood and international storytelling with strong local writing talent to create Premium Drama & Entertainment that captures the spirit of the original material in a way that is authentically Arabic (Gulf, Egyptian and Pan Arab).
The first user-generated movie inspired by the public directed by dream member Nahla Al Fahad.
Producer: Sharjah Media City.
Executive Producer: Art Format Lab.
This is a testament of Sharjah Media City – Sharms & Art Format Lab’s continous efforts in supporting and developing the Emirati art scene and film industry.
A successful international comedy-drama format, adapted across 15 countries, including a U.S version produced by the acclaimed director Steven Spielberg. The plot of the story revolves around a group of 6 children/young teenagers who are living together as patients in a hospital, each suffering from a serious illness, giving out a positive message of optimism, portrayed within a comedy-drama approach. The Arabic format adaptation will reflect the lives of the group of children/teenagers from different Saudi and pan-Arab social backgrounds united by the band of hope and humane challenge.
Multi-platform Project: Digital Platform, TV Show & Film Production
A talent development initiative based on the world’s first multi-platform project, that created a user-generated movie made by “the crowd”. With the guidance of a team of industry professionals, led by an award winning movie director and the Arab world’s most talented film makers. Open to all, the concept of the project relies on the public to complete a movie script initiated by the director, by simply registering on a specially developed user-generated content handling platform, powered by media used socially. All participants will get a chance to have their version of the script evaluated. The winning scripts will make it into a professional film-version that will be simultaneously made by the director for theatrical release. The process of making the film and the development of the participants talents will be shown on a star studied entertaining TV show of 13 episodes, that culminates in the red-carpet movie theatrical release.
One of Spain’s most successful drama-series formats that has been adapted across six countries, including recently the UK’s channel 4. The Arabic adaption storyline will take place in Guantanamo Bay detention camp, where an American woman of Egyptian origin and a Kuwaiti journalist are detained by mistaken identity based on names, profiles, and ethnic backgrounds.
Saudi-Gulf adventure show, in search of the Atlantis of the Sands. Following a group of adventure pioneers as they break records in conquering the invincible Empty Quarter desert.
A docu-series, following the lives of 30 non-Arab individuals coming from different ethnic backgrounds across the world, who decided to convert to Islam. Each episode focuses on one character, revealing their spiritual understanding of religion and the reason that inspired them to convert and embrace the values of Islam.
A Saudi comedy series about the challenges of starting-up and managing an all-women driving school in Jeddah, and the social and practical adjustments that the Saudi society has to face and collide with head on.
A reality documentary-series that follows the personal lives of 7 individuals coming from different walks of lives, backgrounds and continents – as they follow their dream and embark on their journey of pilgrimage to Mecca. Starting from their home towns following them step by step as they complete the Hajj.