Dubai Studio City partner with MBC Group –
The partnership will see MBC group start its new production facility at one of the sound studios at Dubai Studio City. There will also be further cooperation between the two companies in terms of media content development.
The newly completed sound stage, 15,000 square feet in size. Two more sound stages of 25,000 square feet each are currently being developed and will be operational in late 2013. The sound stages are complemented by workshops and backlots that will streamline the production process.
Dr Amina Al Rustamani, CEO of TECOM Business Parks, commented on the partnership saying: “This partnership with MBC Group will help to enhance and boost the media environment so far created in Dubai. This strategic partnership will attract and develop local competencies and expertise from various specialties of the production process, which will enable Dubai to become the perfect destination that meets the needs of the film production industry in the Middle East.”
Sam Barnett, CEO of MBC Group, said: “MBC Group today strengthens its expertise in media content production with its new production company at Dubai Studio City. This will contribute a lot to the development of local content, whether it is entertainment or education content, and promotes it towards a new dimension of success.”
Fadi Ismail, General Manager of O3 Productions, a member of MBC Group, praised the practical element of this partnership, highlighting that having an advanced production infrastructure represents a major success factor in content creation industry. He said: ”Within this strategic partnership, Dubai Studio City, provides to us the latest techniques of the sector implemented in the huge and integrated studios serving different production demands.”