Magazine article Screen International

Amr Waked Ramps Up Zad Slate

Magazine article Screen International

Amr Waked Ramps Up Zad Slate

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Company in talks with Egyptian distributor for Winter Of Discontent; hoping to put Ahmed Maher's In Which Land You Die into production next summer.

Amr Waked's Cairo-based production company Zad is in talks with a leading Egyptian distributor to release the company's first feature production Winter Of Discontent [pictured], which premiered last week in Venice Orizzonti.

"We are very keen on launching the film on a commercial platform," Waked said. If this distributor doesn't offer enough screens, Zad will release on its own distribution arm.

Swipe Films has come on board to sell Ibraham El Partout's drama internationally.

Waked, who runs Zadwith Salah Al Hanafy, also confirmed plans for the company to work on another film with El Partout, crime thriller The Cat.

Also being developed are two projects from Ahmed El Hawary: an adaptation of classic novel Children Of Gabalawi, and a documentary portrait of Egyptian singer and composer Saied Darwish. …

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