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Tom Cruise Given Warm Reception in Morocco’s Capital

Taroudante- Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise was given a warm reception as he arrived on Saturday in a luxury car in Rabat, Morocco to shoot scenes of the fifth installment of "Mission Impossible". The 52-year-old actor was seen waving from the backseats of a glossy BMW, wearing a casual grey T-shirt and sunglasses.  Tom Cruise arrived in a hotel in Rabat, the Moroccan capital where he found a group of fans a ...

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Arab World Short Films Festival Opens in Ifrane and Azrou, Morocco

By Ouassima Boujrad Fez - The 16TH annual Arab World’s Short Films Festival, is being held in Azrou and Ifrane, Morocco, on August 28-31. The festival is one of the biggest events highlighting short films and celebrating significant figures in Moroccan cinema. Under the theme “Man and Environment,” the association “Screen Club for Children and Youth” is organizing this year’s session which will honor two br ...

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Mission Impossible 5 Closes the Marrakech Highway for 14 Days

Rabat- The Moroccan national highways company (Société nationale des Autoroutes du Maroc) has announced in a communiqué on Thursday that the highway bypass section of Marrakech will be closed between the junction towards the city of Agadir and the Tamansourt exchanger starting Sunday 08/30/2014 until Friday 09/12/2014 in order to leave space for the shooting of an international film. Media outlets reported ...

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Film production in Ouarzazate: strong recovery with positive impact on tourism

Ouarzazate - Film production in Ouarzazate recorded this year a strong recovery with a positive impact on local economy, particularly in the tourism sector which shows an increase of 19%. Film production operators, who took note with satisfaction this recovery, are now concerned with means which can ensure the continuity of the film industry momentum. Abderrazak Zitouni, the President of the Ouarzazate Film ...

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“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” to be Filmed in Morocco

Fez- After parts of the sequel to the blockbuster movie Man of Steel that depicts the adventurous life of comic book superheroes Superman and Batman was set to take place in the Moroccan desert, another superhero movie is heading to Morocco and this time it’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The movie crew will be heading to Morocco as the movie’s next filming location for three months after spending all ...

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Tom Cruise to Shoot Part of “Mission Impossible 5” in Morocco

Fez - After resuming his role as super spy Ethan Hunt, Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise is reportedly coming back to Morocco to shoot scenes in the fifth installment of the Mission Impossible franchise. According to Moroccan website Telquel, the filming of some scenes of "Mission Impossible 5" will take place in several Moroccan cities, where trials were conducted in Rabat, Marrakech, and Casablanca, and the ...

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Egypt’s Famous Actor Said Saleh Dies at 76

Fez- Egypt’s prominent Actor, Said Saleh died on Friday, at the age of 76, after battling Alzheimer for many years. Almissri Alyaoum reported that Said Saleh fell into a coma Thursday night, before he zas transported to the Armed Forces Hospital in Cairo, where he died the following day. According to the same source, Saleh’s family has not yet announced the day of the funeral ceremony. Saleh was one of he m ...

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Moroccan film Adios Carmen wins first prize Yaounde festival

Tinjdad, Morocco - The film "Adios Carmen", made by young Moroccan director Mohamed Amine Benamraoui won 1st Prize in the 18th edition of the Festival of Black Screens, which concluded Saturday in Yaounde, Cameroon. Shot in Amazigh (Rif variant), the movie "Adios Carmen" takes the audience to to the complicated life of Amar, a young boy in the Northern region of Morocco, Rif. The 104-minute film tells the s ...

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Ben Kingsley Take Part in King Tut Series to be filmed in Morocco

By Ouassima Boujrad Fez - The English actor, Ben Kingsley, best known for his role as Mohandas Gandhi in the 1982 film Gandhi, is confirmed to join to the King Tut television series expected to be partially shot in Morocco. Tutankhamen was one of the famous ancient Egyptian kings whose tomb was discovered for the first time in 1920. Ben Kingsleywill play Aye, one of the principle roles, who was the King Tut ...

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Foreign Movie Productions in Morocco Exceed MAD 500 Million in 2014

By Sapha Bouamara Rabat - During the first six months of this year, the value of investments in foreign films in Morocco reached up to MAD 502 million, with a total of twenty-two foreign movies and TV productions filmed before the end of this past month. Morocco has been always known for its great and big landmarks, like the Kasbahs of Ouarzazate, the exotic monuments in Marrakech or Tangier’s breathtaking ...

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US actors praise Morocco’s rich architecture

Fez - On June 24th, Tyrant, an American television drama, will premiere. The series is created by Israeli  writer Gideon Raff, and is developed and produced by Howard Gordon and Craig Wright. According to the series' official Facebook page, Tyrant is the story of “the son of a Middle Eastern ruler who returns home after a self-imposed 20-year exile to face the reality of his country he left.” Tyrant was fil ...

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Bruce Willis Participates in New Movie Shooting in Marrakech

Rabat- Following Tom Hanks, who shot his movie “A Hologram for a King” in Casablanca and Marrakesh, Bruce Willis is currently in Marrakesh for the shooting of Barry Levinson's next movie, "Rock the Kasbah ". Cap on head and bottle of water in hand,  Bruce Willis was seen on Tuesday taking a walk in Gueliz, downtown Marrakesh. According to Daily Pulpy news website, the American star is filming ‘’Rock The Kas ...

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