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Global Village: Industry Highlights from Around the World

18 April 2013 3:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Dubai

UAE Fest-a-Palooza

Dubai is getting a double whammy of movie shindigs and boosting its status as the Gulf region’s main film industry hub. The second annual two-day Middle East Film & Comic Convention wrapped April 6 at Dubai’s Marine Club with Hollywood thesps Sean Astin and Manu Bennett in tow. And the Gulf Film Festival kicked off April 11 with 78 world preems and the launch of its Gulf Film Mart in Dubai’s Festival City venue. The opener for the sixth Gff edition was Haifaa Al-Mansour’s “Wadjda,” the first pic ever shot in Saudi Arabia, which Sony Pictures Classics will be releasing Stateside. Gff wraps April 17.

(From the pages of the April 16 issue of Variety.)

India

Musical Combos Go Global

The 1970s popularized duets of two stars (“You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” et al.), which more recently involved cross-genre duets (e.g., country-western and rap). Now they’re getting more international. »

- Variety Staff

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