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  • Martin Sheen to Receive Award From Dubai Festival

    Martin Sheen will be honored with the Dubai Intl. Film Festival lifetime achievement award at the fest's opening ceremony in December. "Martin Sheen is a cinematic legend whose remarkable career has spanned five decades," said fest chairman Abdulhamid...
  • Emmett/Furla Films Turns 15

    Randall Emmett and George Furla have come a long way since they met rather inauspiciously 15 years ago. Emmett (above, right) had worked for Jerry Bruckheimer, ICM and Mark Wahlberg. At that point he was on his own, looking to get financing for "Speedway...
  • Chubby Dubai citizens worth their (lost) weight in gold

    The flowing robes and abayas shrouding the people of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates can’t hide the truth of a federation-wide weight problem. So the city of Dubai, famous for its opulent shopping centers and towering skyscrapers in the desert,...
  • Norwegian who reported rape in Dubai 'pardoned' but laws still target victims

    A Norwegian interior designer who said she was raped by a Sudanese colleague during a business trip to the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai earlier this year has been “pardoned” from her conviction and 16-month sentence for extramarital sex,...
  • '2 Guns' Financer Emmett/Furla Receives Coin From Oasis Ventures

    Emmett/Furla Films, a financer of the Mark Wahlberg-Denzel Washington actioner "2 Guns," has found new financing from the Middle East by selling an undisclosed stake in itself to Dubai-based Oasis Ventures Entertainment. The announcement was made by...
  • Mercy, Middle East style

     
    DUBAI, July 22 (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates has pardoned a Norwegian woman who was sentenced to jail for illicit sex after she reported being raped by a colleague while on a visit to Dubai, the Norwegian foreign minister......
  • Film Festival Vet Sheila Whitaker Dies in London

    Sheila Whitaker, who served as director of international programs for the Dubai International Film Festival, died Monday in London. She was previously director of the London Film Festival from 1987 to 1996, and head of programming at the National Film...
  • Film Review: 'Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers'

    Inspector Clouseau is nowhere to be found, but there's many a Pink Panther on the loose in "Smash and Grab," a gripping portrait of the daring international jewel-theft ring credited with more than 150 robberies totaling more than $250 million since 1993....
  • Promoter: Deal for Amir Khan-Devon Alexander on Dec. 7

    Promoter: Deal for Amir Khan-Devon Alexander on Dec. 7
    The promoter for Amir Khan and Devon Alexander said Monday the two have agreed to a welterweight fight Dec. 7, with the venue to be determined. Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions said he is awaiting word from officials in Dubai to see whether...
  • Delayed at the airport

    Delayed at the airport
    On a cold December night in 1989, Nancy Bailey was heading to her car in a manager's parking lot at JFK Airport when she noticed a man in front her holding a briefcase and a pair of gloves. "I was freezing, and here's this man who has gloves and he isn'...
  • Seniors on the Go: Cities where you might feel comfortable -- and where you won't

    Seniors on the Go: Cities where you might feel comfortable -- and where you won't
    I usually don't like to report on those "best" or "least expensive" city or airport stories. I figure that if you really want to visit the Louvre, the fact that Albuquerque is less expensive or Seoul has a better airport is irrelevant. But once in a while...