Jamal oversees the $500 million production facility that was in
launched in Dubai in 2007 as well as the efforts to lure in filmmaking
to the Emirate. But it was his plans for the Dubai International
Film Festival, which has been postponed pending the announcement
of new dates, that still has the Arab industry scratching their
heads. How will a proposed biennial replacement event fulfill a
mandate “towards nurturing growth, creativity and talent”?