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lagoonie film production sponsors screen buzz and eave/bms workshops at the cairo international film festival

lagoonie film production sponsors screen buzz and eave/bms workshops at the cairo international film festival

Cairo - Egypt | Monday, November 12, 2018

Lagoonie Film Production has announced joining the sponsors of the Cairo Industry Days, held under a partnership with the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) during the 40th Cairo International Film Festival. Lagoonie Film Production will sponsor the Screen Buzz TV workshop and the EAVE/BMS Script Development Lab.

Shahinaz Elakkad, CEO of Lagoonie Film Production, comments, "The first step to making unique film and TV productions is to invest in the talents who present them. We, at Lagoonie Film Production, are always looking for unique film and TV series made by emerging filmmakers and we believe that it's our duty to take part in supporting and developing these filmmakers' skills. This makes us proud to sponsor the Screen Buzz and EAVE/BMS workshops at the Cairo International Film Festival. The fact that Screen Buzz is dedicated to TV series and EAVE/BMS is dedicated to films reflects the balance maintained between the film and television industries over the past few years."

Screen Buzz is an innovative series of creative workshops bringing top Hollywood writers, directors and producers to the Arab world to support local storytellers in the creation of original, purpose driven content for global audiences. The workshops provide access to leading Hollywood talent to help develop the most promising stories in the region. The Screen Buzz workshops are powered by America Abroad Media (AAM), a non-profit organization that champions global storytelling through the power of entertainment.

The EAVE/BMS Script Development Lab offers daily workshops, group sessions and one-on-one consultancy for the six selected teams of writers and producers with projects in the development stage. The sessions will cover challenges facing the participants, sharing knowledge and case studies between the experts and the participants, discussions of the group's projects from both perspectives and setting a plan for following steps of each of the projects. EAVE on DEMAND - EAVE offers a full service from strategy development right through to the setting up of the workshop programme. EAVE on DEMAND provides the experts, scheduling of the content and pedagogical documents. Birthmark Scenario is a script services and development company that aims for scouting and developing talents as well as managing those talents to provide scripts for the film and TV market in Egypt and the Arab world.

Lagoonie Film Production is an Egyptian Film production company established by Producer Shahinaz Elakkad in 2017. The company aims to develop the film and TV industry in Egypt and the Arab world through making international films and TV series that address new non-mainstream topics to put the Arab film and TV industry on the international map. Recently,the company presented a monetary award of five thousand euros to the feature film project Certified Mail by director Hisham Saqr that participated in the Final Cut in Venice workshop at the Venice International Film Festival.

Lagoonie Film Production has recently announced its co-production of the new film Ra's El Sana (New Year's Eve) with Film Clinic. It also co-produced the short film, Fork and Knife, which competed in the 2nd El Gouna Film Festival, and Ana Shahira.. Ana El Kha'en TV series by writer Noor Abdulmajeed. The company will co-produce season two of Seventh Neighbor TV series.

Cairo Industry Days is the industry platform of the Cairo International Film Festival launching during the 40th edition of the festival. Cairo Industry Days, in partnership with the Arab Cinema Center, provides an important space for discussions, networking, meetings, workshops, masterclasses and partnership opportunities between Arab talents and regional and international key industry professionals to further support Arab cinema.