OSN brings Arab TV stars to Dubai International Film Festival

Thursday 7 December 2017 | 11:28 CET | News

OSN is partnering with the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) for a second consecutive year and will bring popular regional television stars to the event. Last year, OSN introduced TV series episode screenings and brought stars of the small screen to the festival. This year, it is bringing the director-producers of some of the most talked-about shows on TV to the festival. DIFF runs from 06 to 13 December 2017.

Director-producer Michelle MacLaren will talk about taking scripts and turning them into hit series in a Q&A session.  MacLaren has been a part of the creative team behind dozens of episodes of hit HBO series such as 'Game of Thrones', 'Westworld' and 'The Deuce', all of which aired exclusively and first on OSN. In 'Primetime with Michelle MacLaren', the show-runner will answer questions from audience members on her career and reveal what it it like to direct for primetime TV. 

Representing the Arabic programming on the network, OSN is bringing Lebanese-Tunisian actress Nadine Nassib Njeim to DIFF. Njeim is best known for her roles in Arabic series 'Nos Youm', 'Samra', 'What If: Aka Laow' and 'Al Hayba'. Njeim will host a session, discussing her career and the development of Arabic film and TV. 

The cast of 'SNL Bil Arabi', including comedy duo Khalid Mansoor and Shadi Alfons, will host AN interactive masterclass at the festival, sharing the art of comedy script and sketch writing with fans of the genre. 'Saturday Night Live Bil Arabi', which has just completed its fourth successful season, is filmed in the region for the region, and airs exclusively on OSN's Arabic entertainment channel, OSN Yahala Al Oula HD.

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