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

by DeborahYanez | created - 14 Jun 2013 | updated - 23 Jun 2013 | Public

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.

1. Zuhair Haddad

Body of Lies

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 ...

2. Sayed Badreya

Actor | You Don't Mess with the Zohan

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 ...

3. Vida Ghaffari

Actress | The Mindy Project

Vida has been active on the Tinsel town scene as an award-winning actress and voiceover artist. This acting powerhouse is best known for her appearances on the television comedies, Mind of Mencia on Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC and The Mindy Project formerly on FOX. She was most ...

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/

4. Hesham Issawi

Writer | El Khoroug

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, ...

5. 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 ...

6. Seif Abdalla

Writer | Fragments

Seif Abdalla is a writer and director, known for Fragments (2012), Norhan (2016) and Asunder (2010).

7. Ziad H. Hamzeh

Producer | Irrefutable Proof

A member of the producers guild of America, Ziad's body of work as a director, producer and writer has earned over forty awards and honors. Most recently he produced acclaimed Tunisian filmmaker Ridha Behi's The Flower of Aleppo starring Hend Sabry and executive produced Dreams I Never Had starring...

8. 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...

9. Liam Neeson

Actor | Kinsey

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 ...



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