Dubai Ascension as a Global Film and TV Production Hub
Renowned Turkish actor Engin Altan Düzyatan hailed Dubai potential to become a worldwide epicenter for film and TV series production. Speaking at a gathering hosted by the Dubai Media Council, Engin Altan Düzyatan, acclaimed for his lead role in the popular Turkish drama 'Resurrection: Ertugrul,' extolled Dubai diverse talent, robust infrastructure, and picturesque landscapes, which position the city ideally for global media production.
Organized by the Dubai Media Council to foster conversations between the local community and global media, entertainment, and cultural influencers, the meeting showcased Dubai ambition to further amplify its role in the creative and cultural sectors through collaborations with international production powerhouses.
Engin Altan Düzyatan addressed a diverse audience including local industry professionals, producers, filmmakers, and students, discussing the pivotal role of TV series and films in cultural representation and tourism development. Drawing from his experience in the wildly successful series 'Dirilis: Ertugrul,' which has captivated global audiences, he underscored the effort and investment required for historical dramas.
The accomplished actor emphasized Dubai allure for filmmakers worldwide, accentuating its captivating landscapes and cosmopolitan character as ideal backdrops. "Dubai has breathtaking natural scenery that can serve as excellent filming locations," he noted. "Its multicultural ambiance makes it an extraordinary setting to create TV shows that celebrate diversity."
Engin Altan Düzyatan also expressed his eagerness to collaborate with Dubai-based production companies and engage with local talents.
Nehal Badri, General Secretary of Dubai Media Council, warmly welcomed the actor and underscored the significance of Turkish series like 'Dirilis: Ertugrul' in enhancing global perception and goodwill. The event fostered dialogue between Dubai and Turkey, facilitating knowledge exchange and creative engagement, a core agenda for the Dubai Media Council.
Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Tourism and Commercial Marketing Corporation, applauded the international acclaim of 'Resurrection: Ertugrul' for elevating Turkey soft power and inviting global tourists to explore the nation iconic landmarks.
The meeting also included discussions from Sarah Al Jarman, Director of General Channels at Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI), about plans to bolster collaboration with international media entities to enhance content quality. The commitment to cultivating Dubai media sector was emphasized, echoing the Dubai Media Council goals.
Prominent figures from the Dubai Film and Television Production Committee, Dubai Government Media Office, Cinema Akil, Depo Film, and 2B Productions also attended the event, signifying the depth of interest and engagement in Dubai flourishing media landscape.