Image Nation Abu Dhabi has now opened applications for a new internship program, Arab Film Studio: Mawaheb in partnership with twofour54 and MBC Studios. This hands-on internship will offer training and experience to 40 aspiring film and TV professionals each year the program is in production, giving a taste of the diverse careers in the entertainment industry, including production, script development, talent development and editing.
‘Inheritance’ is the first Arabic-language soap opera. The show is expected to become must-see daily drama entertainment when it premieres on MBC. A partnership between MBC Studios, twofour54 Abu Dhabi and Image Nation Abu Dhabi, ‘Inheritance’ will generate over 200 jobs, create a sustainable ecosystem for creative talent in Abu Dhabi and allow interns to learn by working alongside the best in the business.
“Image Nation’s ethos is to encourage original thinking and curiosity while providing a platform to train and inspire the next generation of locally-based creatives, and Arab Film Studio: Mawaheb allows us to expand these efforts even further. This internship is a brilliant opportunity for anyone interested in an entertainment career to learn the trade on a real set and get invaluable professional experience on everything involved in producing a TV show,” said Gehad Darwish, Image Nation’s Head of Marketing & Communications, who oversees the Academy Award-winning company’s training programs.
With ‘Inheritance’ slated to shoot 250 episodes a year, Arab Film Studio: Mawaheb will be an ongoing program for interns every three months. Applications will be open continuously for each cycle.
The first cycle is scheduled to begin in late 2019 when ‘Inheritance’ begins filming, with the first episode set to air in 2020.
Mawaheb builds on Image Nation’s development program Arab Film Studio, which offers training across narrative, documentary, scriptwriting and corporate communications.