Jordan or Qatar

Do The Right Thing!


Yesterday's meeting lasted over two-and-a-half hours. It revolved around two things; Ahmed's decision to move to Qatar. Where we shoot episode 12 and why. Ahmed has apparently insisted the whole production be moved to Qatar with the intention of filming episode 12 in October. He does not seem to understand that this is not possible. …

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To Doha Or Not To Doha?


I was ill yesterday so didn't go into work. Not that anything would be happening. Today was supposed to be crunch day. After listening to Ibrahim promise repeatedly last week that timber, steel, tools and consumables would be delivered last Thursday, then Saturday, then Sunday, today nothing had arrived. So I went to see Ibrahim …

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Production Meeting With Talal & Ahmed


On the 14th May, a production meeting took place on the rooftop of the ATG2 building. An ATG2 "making of" photographer took lots of pictures - no doubt to impress the Qatari financiers with how productive ATP was doing. But no video was shot. If it had been, it would have been evident how much a waste …

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Email To Ibrahim re UK CM


I sent the following email to Ibrahim this morning:- I have no problem with how ATG makes shoots if what we are making is a low-budget Bedouin drama. But we are not. This is supposed to be Jordan's and Qatar's - in fact, the Middle East's - biggest ever production and yet Talal insists on …

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