Hollywood director to head KSDI
Manama, January 26, 2009
Khalifa Shaheen, founder of KSDI and long-established Falcon Cinefoto, announced that Hollywood director Rick Beeman has been appointed general manager of KSDI.
Beeman will lead the company as it expands into the ever-growing video marketplace, and plans to start a professional screen camera acting school using techniques from Hollywood.
Beeman, an award winning filmmaker, worked in Hollywood for 10 years writing, producing and directing various film and television works such as biographies on: Mickey Mantle, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Eva Peron, Charlton Heston and many other documentary projects, which have aired all over the world.
In recent years Beeman has been focused on international corporate production with extended works in Buenos Aires, Taipei, Houston, San Francisco, New York, Hollywood and most recently Saudi Arabia. Whilst in KSA Beeman worked with Saudi Aramco producing corporate materials and recruitment tools.
'Rick has produced film and video all over the world of the highest quality, and video production in Bahrain in general will benefit from the global experience and standards that he brings,' said Khalifa Shaheen.
Beeman also plans to start a professional screen camera acting school to teach children, teens, and adults the art and nuances of screen acting.
'Having taught actors in Hollywood and all over the world for over 15 years, this is a real passion of mine, and I want to give people in Bahrain the opportunity to learn the craft,' Beeman added.-TradeArabia News Service