Magazine article Screen International

Waterstone Eyes Doha Hub in Deal with Qatari Innovation Film

Magazine article Screen International

Waterstone Eyes Doha Hub in Deal with Qatari Innovation Film

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EXCLUSIVE: Jeff Kalligheri and Stephen Bowen's Waterstone Entertainment are teaming up with Qatar-based Innovation Films to develop and produce film and television projects in Qatar and will kick off with The Greatest Salesman In The World.

The deal is believed to be the first between Hollywood and a Qatari production company and will see Waterstone will open an office in Doha, Qatar. Kalligheri, Bowen and John Darko will produce for Waterstone while Innovation Films head Ahmed Al Baker and his co-head of parent company Innovation Group Mohammad Al Hamadi and Mohammad Al Ibrahim will do so for Innovation Films.

The producers are eying a first quarter 2013 start on the adaptation of Og Mandino's self-help bestseller The Greatest Salesman In The World. …

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