Arab Cinema Center (ACC) has announced that Screen Buzz has joined its list of partners. Screen Buzz is an innovative series of creative TV and filmmaking workshops and lectures, where talented writers, directors, producers and actors from the Arab world can engage with top Hollywood experts, who have achieved global successes.
Powered by America Abroad Media (AAM), a non-profit organization that champions global storytelling through the power of entertainment, Screen Buzz workshops will be moving between Arab cities across the region. During 2018, the workshops will be dedicated to developing projects by screenwriters from the Arab world.
The initiative will launch in Amman, Jordan in April 2018, with a workshop focused on screenwriting for TV. The workshops aim to support the participating screenwriters complete their projects before they go into production and develop their expertise in collaborating with directors and producers.
Organized by MAD Solutions in 2015, the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) is an international promotional platform for Arab cinema as it provides the filmmaking industry with a professional window to connect with their counterparts from all over the world through a number of events that it organizes. The ACC also provides networking opportunities with representatives of companies and institutions specialized in co-production and international distribution, among others. The Center's activities vary between film market main wings, introduction and networking sessions for Arab and foreign filmmakers, welcome parties, as well as meetings with international organizations and festivals, and the issuance of the Arab Cinema Magazine to be distributed at the leading international film festivals and markets.
Furthermore, newsletter subscription is now available on the ACC's website, allowing users to obtain digital copies of the Arab Cinema Magazine, as well as news on the ACC's activities, notifications of application dates for grants, festivals and offers from educational and training institutions, updates on Arab films participating at festivals, exclusive news on the Arab Cinema LAB, and highlights from the ACC partners and their future projects.
The ACC also launched an English-language Arab Cinema Guide, available on its website, which is a comprehensive cinematic guide that comprises a variety of tools presented collectively for the first time to offer information on Arab cinema to filmmakers inside and outside of the Arab world. It also aims to facilitate filmmakers' access to international markets and help film industry representatives to easily identify Arab film productions.