Arab broadcasters seeks more local genre movies

Middle Eastern broadcasters, OSN and MBC, have called on Arab filmmakers to make more genre movies like Arabic action and thriller movies and asked for more diversity in TV drama.

“We are looking for good quality Arab movies but what we have in the market are commercial movies, that depress me when I watch them, or arty movies produced only for film festivals,” said Khulud Abu Homos, executive vice president, programming and creative services, at pay-TV network OSN.

“We’re looking for drama formats aimed at young audiences with proven concepts and product awareness. We’re also looking for inspirational content – not religious but inspiring audiences about health and lifestyle,” added Abu Homos.