State Of (Non) Play


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 …

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Ibrahim’s Response … And Mine …


Ibrahim did not like my whiteboard note. Of course he did not. It's too spot on. And could cause a world of trouble for ATP if I keep it up. Here's what he said. Here's my response; Of course, I'm bullshitting. I know fine well that Ibrahim is blaming us and that he is utterly …

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It’s Being Processed…


I've been trying to avoid saying or thinking it, but I think we've reached the point where I have to accept that we will never film in Qatar. If anywhere at all. It's been six weeks (around Sept 19th) since we first presented quotes to ATP for scaffolding so we could begin work on the caves …

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The Circle & The Square


This morning before Abdul ambushed me, the UK crew spoke about how this show would probably never happen. The problem is that both sides are guilty. The argument goes like this; ATG: There's not enough money. We can't make the show. Investors: You promised to make all 20 episodes for this amount of money. Make it happen. …

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The Truth Is Out……


So I've been promising a major bit of news and here it is. After it all went off over the wages, Issam, Chris and Simon decided we should all have a meeting to discuss the email that we had sent (see below). As you will see, the email was to the point, factual, and decisive. …

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