On way to recce today. I just sent this email to the designer, Chris Richmond. From what I have been told, ATG’s contract with the financiers clearly states “Medinah” crew cannot work on other shows. Hasn’t stopped them though. They do it all the time.
Email as follows:-
Off to do recce today. No scaffolder organised by Fozan despite his saying he would. No plasterer because fibre glass company insistent it is not necessary. So going to let them try it their way this week from high-res photos then tell them it’s not good enough.
Fozan is working on “Malik” despite Ibrahim promising he would not be. Sari admitted it. It’s also obvious because Fozan is going down to Taybet Zaman in a second minibus with “Malik’s” new director.
Fozan has enough to get on with while I’m away. Fibre glass moulds should be ready by the time I am back.
Talal and Ibrahim are going to Doha because financiers are allegedly too slow paying up.
Anwar, Majid, etc., are going to London to shoot another show.
So it would seem that all these people who are meant to only work on “Medinah” according to the terms of ATG’s agreement with the financiers are all busy working on other projects this week.
Shoot date now postponed till July 25th. I assume they mean this year.