The Hollywood company Paramount Pictures is looking into the prospects of working with Dubai Media City (DMC), organizers of the newly launched venture said Tuesday.
A Paramount delegation headed by Jonathan Zilli, a senior vice president, visited this Gulf emirate for talks with the chief executive officer of DMC, Said al-Muntafiq.
They sought "to identify joint opportunities and ways in which they (Paramount) could participate in the development of Dubai Media City and its many projects," DMC said in a statement.
Zilli was quoted as saying the venture "looks very promising and fills a gap in the geographical spread of media providing the region with a strategically located media hub."
The liberal emirate of Dubai, already a Gulf trading hub, is rushing headlong into the electronic age with a series of multi-billion-dollar projects in a bid to become the region's e-commerce, leisure and tourism capital.
Since late October, it has launched Dubai Internet City, which is touted as the world's first Internet free zone, DMC and a Dubai Ideas Oasis to focus on information technology. – AFP.
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