Naguib Mahfouz’s ‘Wedding Song’ tells a story of a young playwright which may have revealed that he killed his wife in his hit play. iProductions has set it for TV adaptation. The company has international ambition for the Arab TV series with Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris who will bankroll the new film and TV outfit. Over the next year and a half, an $8 million investment in production was pledged by the company. With $1 million considered as a big budget for a pic, the amount prepared for the TV series is a substantial sum for the Arab world.
The Berlin International Film Festival launched “Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship” in 2012 for Perspektive Deutsches Kino section’s 11th year. Funded by German watchmaker Glashütte Original, this EUR 15,000 fellowship award is given to a talented new filmmaker from Perspektive Deutsches Kino. The fellowship was conceived to support “emerging” German directors in developing a material, film project, and screenplay. All filmmakers who presented their films in this programme from the previous year can apply.