Dubai International Film Festival Partners with Hollywood Reporter

Tue Oct 16,2007

Dubai, October 16, 2007 – The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today announced a publishing deal between The Hollywood Reporter, the prestigious international film trade news source, and Gulf News, to produce the DIFF Daily, the official publication of the Dubai International Film Festival.

The DIFF Daily will provide festival participants with daily international and market news from December 9 to 16, 2007. Under the terms of the agreement, The Reporter will supply international industry news and editorial content, while Gulf News will deliver articles, interviews and discussions revolving around local and regional film talent.

Abdulhamid Juma, Chairman of DIFF, said: “Partnering with the Reporter, a prestigious film trade news publication, is an achievement for DIFF. Our Industry Office will be very active this year, and the Reporter will keep international readers informed as to important industry news generated at DIFF. Since DIFF unites filmmakers, producers and industry heads from the major filmmaking centers of the world, the relationships formed here promise to be innovative, resulting in fresh ideas and a meeting of cultures and minds.”

“We are very pleased to be partnering with the Dubai International Film Festival, and feel that this agreement will significantly enhance The Hollywood Reporter’s global presence and reach,” said Eric Mika, Senior Vice President, Publishing Director, The Hollywood Reporter. “In the growing cinema marketplace, this international partnership is another example of our goal to be first on the global pulse of the entertainment business.”

Now in its 76th year, The Hollywood Reporter covers the business of the global entertainment industry via a network of media outlets, including daily and weekly print editions, a web site, a weekly TV show and high-profile events such as the annual Key Art Awards and Women in Entertainment.

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