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[Press Release] Gulf Film and Novo Cinemas to take Part in Inaugural International Showbiz Expo in Abu Dhabi

[Press Release] Gulf Film and Novo Cinemas to take Part in Inaugural International Showbiz Expo in Abu Dhabi

Gulf Film, the region’s leading film distributor, and Novo Cinemas, the Middle East’s largest chain of cinemas, subsidiaries of Qatar Media services, are proud to announce that CEOs Mr. Selim El Azar and Ms. Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen will join hands with key industry leaders at the forthcoming International Showbiz Expo (ISBE) in Abu Dhabi.

Mr. Selim El Azar will highlight valuable findings and perspective on the industry, while Ms. Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen will share her insights on the past and future trends in cinema. Exhibition attendees are also invited to visit the Novo Cinemas stand to learn about the company’s services and upcoming slate of movie releases. ISBE takes place at ADNEC from the 21st to the 23rd of October, 2014.

Selim El Azar, CEO, Gulf Film commented, “As the leading film distributor and exhibitor in the region, we look forward to participating in an event that further advances our industry by providing a platform on which to exchange information and insights.”

Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen, CEO of Novo Cinemas said, “ISBE will generate a series of insightful discussions, and cover various topics from production to distribution and exhibition. We are confident that Novo Cinemas, with our unique, trend-setting offering, can add a valuable contribution to the event, given our regional experience.”

The three-day event will also host a trade show covering the technical and non-technical sides of the industry, movie screenings, and must-attend events.

The International Showbiz Expo is organised by MCI in association with Xeitgeist Entertainment Group and is designed to bring a focus to the entertainment arena in the Middle East and bring together entertainment industry professionals from around the globe for exchanges of ideas and business practices. ISBE will serve as the pre-event in the lead up to the Abu Dhabi Film Festival which the capital city will host from 23rd October till 1st November 2014.


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