M.E.T.N.L.A. - PEOPLE IN FILM

The Goal of the Network to promote Middle Eastern Culture and understanding here in the west with Entertainment and visual arts. There are few or no major Middle Eastern Talent Agency in Hollywood/Los Angeles, so many Middle Eastern Artists rely on the current Hollywood industry Agent professionals and non-middle eastern agencies to open the door in Hollywood Entertainment. I admire people like Quincy Jones and Hurbie Hancock are also an inspiration doing great things today in the Middle East. There are many more who are doing as well.
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Zuhair Haddad
Zuhair Haddad is an Arab-American actor and voiceover artist active in film, television and stage. His film credits include roles in the film "The Pursuit of Happyness",opposite Will Smith "The Hangover Part III", "Small Time", "The Forger", "The Scorpion King", "Homeland", "Hollywood Cop", "The Men's Club"...
 
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Sayed Badreya
Actor, Iron Man
Egyptian-born filmmaker and actor Sayed Badreya realized a childhood dream by winning roles in major Hollywood films such as The Insider, Three Kings, and Independence Day. Growing up in poverty in Port Said, Sayed Badreya's dreams of movie stardom looked as bleak as the prospect of peace in the Middle East...
 
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“ Actress, red carpet reporter, voice-over talent… Vida is as vivacious as she is versatile. Vida comes from a famous and influential Iranian family of actors, directors, writers. - Paul Strikwerda ©nethervoice http://www.nethervoice.com/2013/05/08/vida-ghaffari-interview/ ” - DeborahYanez
 
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Hesham Issawi
Director, The Price
Born in Egypt, moved to the States in 1990 to study anthropology. After taking classes in photography Hesham changed his major to Filmmaking. He attended film school, Columbia College/Chicago and Graduated in 1996. He worked at local TV stations in Chicago. In 1997, he Co-Produced the Documentary, Saving the Sphinx, for the Learning Channel...
 
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Mohamed Kholai
Actor, Ouija
Mohamed Kholai was born in Alexandria, Egypt along the Mediterranean where he graduated from E.B.S in 2000 and began studying finance, At the same time, He launched his career as a model in fashion shows and print in Alexandria, By 2002 with his family's encouragement, he moved to Cairo to pursue more business opportunities...
 
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Ziad H. Hamzeh
A Director, Producer, and Writer, Ziad's work has earned over forty awards and honors. Ziad is in production for the film Sushi Tushi slotted to begin filming in New York May 2017. Most recently he produced the film The Flower Of Aleppo in Tunis which is slotted to be the opening film at the Carthage Film Festival in October...
 
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Nawaf Al-Janahi
Director, Sea Shadow
Nawaf Al-Janahi, is an actor and a film director, who was born in Abu Dhabi (UAE) on 7 February 1977, to an Egyptian mother and an Emirati father. He started acting at 7, and at the age of 19 he moved to California (USA) to study the arts of cinema. After returning to the UAE, Al-Janahi produced and...
 
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Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, UK, to Katherine (Brown), a cook, and Bernard Neeson, a school caretaker. Liam worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, truck driver, assistant architect and an amateur boxer. He had originally sought a career as a teacher by attending St...