On Friday 13th, January 2017, a meeting took place at the Hilton Hotel in Qatar between representatives of Arab Telemedia and Medinah Company. In attendance were Ibrahim Abu-Nimeh, Ahmed Al Baker, and various other parties. One man sat to Ahmed’s left wearing an earpiece, looking like he was taking directions from someone higher up. Issues… Read More Medinah Company & ATG Meeting
I’ve once again been a bit slack with entries, but not for want of news. There’s been plenty. Let’s start at the beginning. Crew were supposed to fly back around January 4th to the 7th in time to shoot January 16th. The international crew all knew the shoot date was absurd. Maybe it could have… Read More The Madness Of Medinah
It’s been a month since I made an entry in this blog. The truth is that it is exhausting enough having to deal with this company never mind having to have to write about it afterwards. Currently we are in Doha, Qatar. We arrived on Saturday and already the rot has begun to set in. Yesterday, I… Read More Arrested Development
There’s been lots of discussion today. Turns out the reason Chris was not in the office is because he was on Skype all morning to Ahmed who continues to be very angry. Ahmed is insisting that it is the studio who are insisting the production move to Qatar. I feel strongly that the focus should… Read More And The Crisis Just Keeps On Rolling (Unlike Our Cameras)
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.… Read More Do The Right Thing!