Egyptian Film Directors’ Pay Soars

Published September 8th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

Said Hamed ranks number 1 on the pay list of Egyptian directors after he asked for 650,000 pounds for directing his recent film Jaana Al Bayan Al Tali (We have Received the Following Communiqué), according to the Qatari daily Al Rayah. 

Director Sharif Arafah who charges 450,000 pounds per film ranks number 2 while Nader Jalal, Ali Abdel Khaleq, Samir Seif, Said Marzouq and Mohammed Khan who charge 200,000 pounds per film rank number 3 on the list. 

Hamdi Ahmed who directed the film Ya Donia Ya Gharami, costarring Elham Shahin and Laila Ulwi and chosen as one of the best 100 Egyptian films, has raised his pay to 150,000 pounds after his success in Asrar Al Banat (Girls Secrets).  

The directors’ pay cannot be compared with the pay of the young stars, which has reached millions of pounds. 

Said Hamed has recently wrapped up the direction of three films, which have achieved big success. The films include Rashah Jariah costarring Ashraf Abdel Baqi and Yasmin Abdel Aziz, Short Wa Fanellah Wa kab (Short, Undershirt and a Gown) costarring Ahmed Al Saqqa and Jaana Al Bayan Al Tali (We Received the Following Communiqué) costarring Mohammed Heneidi and Hanan Al Tork -- 

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