Arab Money Changing Plots and Characters in Hollywood's Movies

[Newsweek] Emily Flynn Vencat and Zvika Krieger - For Arab investors, another upside to buying into Hollywood is the ability to influence the way Muslims are shown in the movies. Christopher Davidson, a Middle East expert at Britain's Durham University, predicts Arab money will bring "more and more Arab heroes in Hollywood movies." American media analyst Harold Vogel says Middle Eastern investments "are already influencing" plots and projects, noting that Peter Berg's new thriller about Islamic extremism, "The Kingdom," is the first Hollywood blockbuster to gain permission to film in Abu Dhabi, and features Palestinian actor Ashraf Barhom as a heroic Saudi Arabian police officer.

2007-11-02 01:00:00

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