But wait – there’s more! What a month! I’ve been back since January 10th. It is now February 9th. And, as can be seen above, none of the international crew has been paid. Ibrahim had promised the crew they’d get paid last week. That of course did not happen. They promised us we would be… Read More Four Weeks & No Wages…
I’ve just been told – in confidence – about an argument that was witnessed between Talal and Ibrahim before Christmas. During the argument, Talal and Ibrahim argued about the fact that the show’s budget was $45 million, they had so far received (and spent) very nearly $30 million, and there was $15 million left which… Read More The Plot Thickens
So for the last four weeks our Sketchup Artist has been working on “Malik” and ATP has been pretending he’s working on branding for Medinah. Today Ibrahim went up to him and said (loudly so people would hear), “So what are you working on?” Our SketchUp Artist replied, “Branding for Medinah”. To which Ibrahim replied, “Good.… Read More So Which Show Are We Making Here???
As I expected, nothing is happening. Two weeks ago (on the Saturday) Ibrahim promised me the scaffolding would arrive the next day. It did not. Last Sunday (he was here in Doha), he promised it would “be here today or tomorrow”. Again, on the Monday, Ibrahim promised it would “be here today or tomorrow”. And… Read More State Of (Non) Play
The situation so far… So 52 days ready to build and no money to pay for anything. Nada. Zilch. Specifics are as follows; Build caves – told Production 7 weeks and 3 days ago we were ready to build. Submitted quote for scaffolding. Scaffolding is needed to build the platforms the caves will sit on.… Read More Days We Have Been Ready To Build & ATG’s Lies