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Dubai Film launches social media drive

Dubai, July 7, 2013

Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) has launched a social media initiative on Facebook, Twitter and You Tube, that will enhance online conversations with the global film industry.

The interface will keep filmmakers and fans up to date with filming news and opportunities in Dubai, a statement said.

The network for film industry insiders will enable sharing of experiences and latest updates through its dedicated social media platforms.

Through these channels, DFTC will regularly offer new pieces of shareable content, including the latest news and updates from the industry, partners and the film commission itself.

DFTC has also invited its followers – from producers, directors and partners to actors, scouts and all-round film and TV buffs – to join in the conversation and share their own stories, opportunities and tips.

Jamal Al Sharif, chairman of Dubai Film and TV Commission, said: “Dubai and its iconic locations are already well known around the world. By engaging with the film industry through social media, we hope to foster ‘real-time’ conversations with key international and regional industry players that will really raise the profile of Dubai as a location and of the services it has to offer – not just for film, but for TV and commercial productions as well.”

“Dubai is also an incubator of local talent and creative film-making, and we expect our social media initiatives to play a key role in engaging with and inspiring the next generation to grow the domestic film industry.

“Our social media pages are just the latest in a number of initiatives that we are working towards to keep the industry informed and to make filming in Dubai easier. We have received fantastic feedback from our followers so far, and look forward to announcing further online initiatives in the near future,” he added.

DFTC was officially launched during the Dubai International Film Festival 2012, and serves as the sole entity responsible for issuing film, TV and commercial shooting permits for both public and private locations in Dubai. – TradeArabia News Service




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