release date December 10 2016
Hani Osama Presents The Producers' Latest Projects at DIFF
The Producers will present two of its latest film projects at the 13th Dubai International Film Festival (7 - 14 December) through Arab Cinema LAB. Hani Osama, Managing Director of The Producers, will present Sheikh Jackson film project by director Amr Salama, which is currently on the production phase, in addition to the Adham Sabry film project that is based on the book series Ragol Al Mostaheel (Man of the Impossible) which sold over 40 million copies worldwide. The Producers has acquired the rights to adapt the novelinto film and TV productions.

The Arab Cinema LAB, Arab Cinema Center's latest endeavor organized by MAD Solutions, is a first-of-its-kind film financing incubator for accelerating the new film projects and new business ideas that will drive the Arab film industry forward over the coming year. The Arab Cinema LAB will be held within the Dubai Film Market (DFM) on Monday December 12th, at the Arena Theatre in Madinat Jumeirah, the festival's headquarters, from 10 AM to 1 PM. The LAB will bring together a select group of filmmakers, creative producers, funders, distributors and broadcasters, the mission is to open new paths to production for the most promising Arab storytellers by showcasing their upcoming work and laying the groundwork for a more robust investment culture.

The events of Sheikh Jackson take us back to 25 June 2009 as the news of Michael Jackson's death took the world by storm affecting many, especially a preacher who is dubbed "Jackson" during his school days. But, what does a preacher have in common with the King of Pop? More importantly, can he now go back to his normal life, or will his memories and relationships with his loved ones raise the most prominent question in his mind? Is he the Skeikh, Jackson, or both?

Co-produced by The Producers and Film Clinic, Sheikh Jackson is written and directed by Amr Salama and co-written by Omar Khaled. The film stars Ahmad Al Fishawy, who previously collaborated with Salama on Zay El Naharda (On a Day Like Today), alongside Maged El Kedwany, Ahmed Malek, and Amina Khalil. The film will also feature several guest stars, including Dorra, Basma, and Mahmoud El-Bezzawy.

Ragol Al Mostaheel is one of the most famous series of Pocket Novels written by author Nabil Farouk. The series witnessed a huge success in Egypt and the Arab world as 160 titles were published from 1984 to 2009 and sold over 40 million copies worldwide. It revolves around the tasks undergone by the Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate (GID) operative Adham Sabry related to protecting national security from threats posed by international organizations and hostile intelligence directorates. Adham Sabry is a bilingual, highly skilled, military trained professional, who incorporated many hand-to-hand combat techniques into his style with a high skill of disguise.

DIFF is one of the most important film festivals in the Arab world. Every year, DIFF showcases over 120 features, shorts films and documentaries from around the world and hosts several world premieres, presents new and exciting cinema from the Arab world and beyond, and introduces audiences to fresh new talent and original and distinctive filmmaking.