Fortitude Gulf will include a production studio that will rival the biggest majors, as well as a theme park. In essence, they are creating in Dubai the next Hollywood.
In celebration of this new venture, Dubai’s royalty has invited several people including Hunt Lowry, Fortitude Film’s President of Production and partner (Dreamer, A Cinderella Story, Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood), and various Fortitude and WB executives to attend the Annual World Cup Horse Race taking place today.
Fortitude will be taking some of their 20 picture slate to Dubai for filming this year. In addition, Fortitude Gulf is planning a theme park, movie theaters and a major studio facility in Dubai and then into other areas of the Middle East. Fortitude will be bringing WB brands into the Middle East.
“We at Fortitude are focused on underserved demographics and markets outside of the United States. We believe the gulf region and specifically Dubai, is a prime multi-cultural market capable of becoming the next Hollywood,” said Steve Delaportas, CEO of Fortitude Entertainment.
“Many people are asking ‘why Dubai’, our answer is that Dubai is the Diamond of the Middle East. It is very progressive and multi-national and has become the hotspot for vacationers worldwide, especially from Europe and Australia,” said Lisa Marie Butkiewicz, President of Fortitude Entertainment.
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