Abdul’s Sister


Abdul's Sister was to start work today. As of this morning, she has pulled out. Why? because of ATG's contract. Here's what it allegedly included; Ten days unpaid holiday. One year contract. $20,000 fine if anyone complained about her work. Such as failure of a prop to be up to standard. $125,000 fine if she …

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Film School ATG


Today is feeling like one of those days when it's impossible to turn a blind eye to just how 'film school' ATG is. When we got to Doha, we were each issued with a SIM card with just 20 minutes of local credit! Mine ran out after three calls. When I asked the production manager, …

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Go Fuck Yourself!


Bob had a meeting with Ibrahim a few days ago which did not go well. Bob has not been paid for three weeks. He confronted Ibrahim about this who had no excuse. As Bob lost his temper, Ibrahim threatened to fire him. Bob told him to go right ahead adding that he might like to …

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Meeting Given Go-Ahead. But No Go-Ahead For The $7,000 Set!


At the last minute, the meeting with Talal to discuss construction of the Fortress gates/wall was given the go-ahead. A meeting took place at 5pm in Talal's boardroom. The model was conveyed to his office and since I cannot show a photo of the finished model, this blurred image will have to suffice. All I can say is, …

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Fozan Salaheen & Talal’s Attitude Towards The UK Art Dept


So apparently there was a meeting last night about the Art Department ... to which the Art Department was not invited. But I heard through someone who was there that it was ugly. Apparently, Talal informed those present that none of us UK people know what we are doing (!) and we just waste money (Let me add …

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