Egyptian Series Have Good Gulf Market

Published May 15th, 2002 - 02:00 GMT

The Egyptian Radio and TV Economic Department has succeeded in selling more than 50 Egyptian TV productions including drama, children and feature series in a number of Arab countries for five million pounds (around one million dollars), according to the daily al Hayat. 

The total volume of these series reached 1274 hours out which the Media Production City produced what is equal to 428 hours while Cairo Voice for Audiovisuals produced 819 hours. 

The latest report released by the production department sated that Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharja, Qatar and Bahrain topped the list of the countries, which bought the Egyptian series. The number of the TV channels, which purchased the Egyptian productions, reached 24. 

The report stated that the drama productions agreed upon are currently being wrapped up in order to be aired during next Ramadhan. These include the series Amira Min Abdeen (Princess From Abdeen) scripted by Osama Anwar Okasha, directed by Ahmed Saqer and costarring Yousef Shaaban, Samirah Ahmed and Hanan Tork in addition to the series Qasem Amin directed by Ena’m Mohammed Ali and costarring Kamal Abu Rayyah and Merna Said. 

The series that have been wrapped up and sold included Ragol Min Zaman al Awlamah (Man From Globalization Time) directed by Essam al Shammaa and starring Salah al Saadani and the series al Washm (Tattoo) directed by Mohammed Fikri. This is in addition to the series Toyour al Shams (Sun Birds) directed by Hani Lashin and costarring Hisham Salim and Simon -- 

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