Princess Rym Ali
Commissioner, Royal Film Commission of Jordan
Mohannad Bakri
Managing Director, RFC
One of the two most attractive Arab countries in terms of attracting international film and TV productions, Jordan has the RFC to thank for instilling confidence in the country’s ability to handle films such as Disney’s ALADDIN and Netflix’s JINN. RFC is now under the oversight of Princess Rym and new managing director Mohannad who worked in RFC before and arrives with both filmmaking experience and connections. Even in the midst of COVID, RFC facilitated several international production shoots in Jordan including two Asian TV series, lured in part by a 25% cash rebate. The building of a competitive studio in Jordan, a dream of King Abdullah, finally looks a reality now that funding and land on the outskirts of Amman have been secured. Mohannad has said that the first phase will likely have three soundstages.