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Sarim Fassi-Fihri: A New Director for the Moroccan Cinema Center

Marrakech- Sarim Fassi-Fihri is the new director of the Moroccan Cinema Center, the Ministry of Communications announced yesterday. Owner of Cinedina Studios, Sarim Fassi Fihri, is one of the most experienced professionals in the Moroccan film industry. He is president of the Professional Film Producers Association and he is a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic. A commission was ...

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Foreign Movies Shot in Morocco Generate $100 Million in 2014

Rabat- The film industry in Morocco has, thus far, generated $100 million this year, four times more than the first nine months of 2013. According to figures from the Moroccan Cinema Centre, investments in foreign films increased by 420% in the first nine months of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013. "Right now, with the present global situation, providing security is very important and Morocco is awa ...

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George Clooney and Amal Amaluddin Bring Marrakech to the Limelight

Marrakech- Marrakech has become a popular destination for the world’s stars, celebrities, and fashion aficionados. The pink city has a backdrop of the Atlas Mountains and romantic gardens like the Menara, the Agdal, and the Majorelle, which are hauntingly beautiful with their fountains, olive groves, and pavilions. It is an ideal location for the rich and famous, like George Clooney and Amal Amaluddin, to g ...

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James Bond Actor in Visit to Marrakech

Rabat- Daniel Craig, the British actor who will feature James Bond in the 007 movie franchise is reportedly in a visit to Marrakech. According to the Belfast Telegraph, Craig spent the last weekend in Marrakech, while keeping a low profile. The 46-year old actor chose a name of Dr. Kananga, a character of a 1973 movie "Live and Let Die" in order to go unnoticed and not be disturbed by paparazzi’s. Daniel Cr ...

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George Clooney and His Wife to Spend Honeymoon in Marrakech

New York- According to AFP, famous American actor, George Clooney, who married British- Lebanese lawyer Amal Alamuddin on Saturday in Italy, are expected to spend their honeymoon in Marrakech, Morocco’s top tourist city and one of its four imperial cities. The couple got married on Saturday in Venice in a much anticipated wedding covered by international media. In recent years, Marrakech has become a trendy ...

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Tom Cruise’s Son on ‘Spiritual Journey’ In Moroccan Desert

Taroudant, Morocco - Tom Cruise’s son Connor Cruise has reportedly left the scientology Church in favor for a spiritual journey in the Moroccan desert. The young man, who is the adoptive son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, is exploring other “spiritual paths, currently looking into Islam in Morocco,” the Inquisitr said. A source close to the Cruise family told RadarOnline, “Connor is in Morocco right now d ...

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Part of Next James Bond Movie to Be Filmed in Morocco

Rabat- The production team of the 24th James Bond film, featuring Daniel Craig as fictional British service agent, will reportedly film scenes from the movie in Morocco. According to comicbook website, most of the filming of the upcoming James Bond movie is set to take place in Pinewood Studios in England, but there will also be shooting in Austria, Rome, and possibly Morocco. The film will start principal ...

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Morocco gets $120 million in revenues from foreign movies

Rabat - Have you ever wondered why would the Moroccan authorities prevent people from using a section of a vital motorway for 14 days just to allow an American actor to film scenes from his upcoming big budget production movie?  The answer is easy. The mouth-watering revenues. According to Noureddine Saïl, the general director of the Moroccan Cinematographic Centre (CCM), revenues from foreign production mo ...

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Tom Cruise Prevents KACM From Parking in the Grand Stadium of Marrakech

Rabat - Officials from the Kawkab Athletic Club of Marrakech (KACM), a football club from the city of Marrakech and crowned champions of Morocco in two occasions (1958 & 1992), have been reportedly treated "rudely" by American actor Tom Cruise who was given previous approval from authorities to film scenes from his big budget production movie "Mission Impossible 5" in the Grand stadium of Marrakech. KAC ...

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After Marrakech Motorway, Mission Impossible 5 Closes down the City’s Grand Stadium

Rabat- After closing down a bypass section of the Marrakech motorway since August 30, news reports suggest that Tom Cruise's big budget production movie "Mission Impossible 5" is on its way to close the city's Grand Stadium for filming purposes. The authorities have reportedly given their approval for the team of Mission Impossible 5 in order to continue filming scenes from the movie which is expected to ma ...

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American Comedian Joan Rivers Dies at 81

Rabat- American Comedian Joan Rivers died on Thursday in New York. She was 81 years-old. The American celebrity’s health condition deteriorated suddenly last Thursday after following a throat procedure she underwent at New York clinic. Joan River’s health condition made her dependent on machines after she stopped breathing following her surgery. Doctors said on Sunday that her condition remained “serious.” ...

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Egypt’s First Belly dancing Reality Show Banned by Religious Body

Taroudant, Morocco- Egypt's top religious body demanded yesterday that a new X Factor-style competition for belly dancers Show be suspended for "corrupting morals" and serving "extremists" who could use it as a pretext to attack Egypt, according to AhramOnline. Aired on the Al-Kahera Wal Nas TV channel, “AlRakisa” (the Belly Dancer), Egypt's first belly dancing reality show has been suspended after the firs ...

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