Dec 13, 2017

12/13/2017: Evolution in entertainment

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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … A major deal is underway in the media industry with 21st Century Fox in talks to sell its entertainment assets to Disney. We explain what that means for customers worldwide. And a…

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How the end of Saudi Arabia's cinema ban could open the door for female filmmakers

Dec 13, 2017
Filmmaker Hajar al-Naim explains what the lift could mean for women and talks about the the first time she entered a movie theater.
Filmmaker Hajar al-Naim at the 14th Dubai International Film Festival.
Abdullah Aljohany

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … A major deal is underway in the media industry with 21st Century Fox in talks to sell its entertainment assets to Disney. We explain what that means for customers worldwide. And a more than three-decade ban on commercial cinemas is coming to an end in Saudi Arabia. We chat with a filmmaker in the region who says the move will create a Saudi film industry that could change the entire culture there. 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC