April 4, 2017

Middle Eastern female filmmakers discuss the industry’s challenges

Some of the region’s leading female filmmaking talent gathered at the film and TV industry trade show Cabsat at Dubai World Trade Centre last week to talk about their careers and the challenges they face. They were assembled by ­Japanese camera ­manufacturer Canon to help promote the local launch of its new C700 ­cinecamera. Encouragingly, […]

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April 4, 2017

Director & Producer Nayla Al Khaja: The “Exceptional Arab Women in Film” Series

At the recent Cabsat, the media, broadcast and entertainment week held in Dubai, Emirati filmmaker and Canon brand ambassador Nayla Al Khaja was present to introduce the new C700 ­cine camera. In a manner that is customary with Al Khaja, uttered in that special tone at once empowering and unassuming which we who know her […]

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March 19, 2017

Nayla Al Khaja to unveil Canon’s flagship Cinema Camera

Nayla Al Khaja to unveil Canon’s flagship Cinema Camera – EOS C700 for the Middle East at CABSAT 2017. Canon Middle East brings to the region its highly anticipated cinema camera , the EOS C700, regarded as the brand’s flagship, at CABSAT 2017. The next generation EOS C700 digital cinema camera, incorporates Canon’s learnings based […]

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March 9, 2017

Second year running – “50 most inspirational women”.

Second year running – CEO and founder of The Scene Club and D-Seven Motion Pictures, Nayla Al Khaja, in STYLIST’s “50 most inspirational women”. ‘Nayla knows a thing to two about breaking boundaries: she is the first Emirati woman to succeed in the male – dominated world of film directing and producing. Her films have […]

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March 13, 2016

“50 most inspirational women”

CEO and founder of The Scene Club and D-Seven Motion Pictures, Nayla Al Khaja, mentioned in STYLIST’s “50 most inspirational women” “It is no exaggeration to say that Nayla Al Khaja helped to pioneer the UAE’s film industry. In 2007 she launched The Scene Club, the first formal film club in the country, which now […]

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August 28, 2015

Happy Emirati Women’s Day

What does it mean to you to be an Emirati woman? I believe being an Emirati is being a little bit of everyone else. Being surrounded by so many different nationalities it’s hard to not be influenced by them. It’s about embracing others, whilst enjoying the lifestyle of being a local with a bit of […]

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April 9, 2015

Interview: Emirati film director Nayla Al Khaja

Emirati Nayla Al Khaja overcame obstacles to become an award-winning filmmaker. She tells SM about never giving up and how she feels the past 12 years have been just a warm up… After graduating from Dubai Women’s College with a degree in mass communication in 1999, Al Khaja hosted a travel show on the Arabian […]

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January 22, 2015

Nayla tells it like it is – About going your own way

Nayla Al Khaja and Omar Al Busaidy are two Emirati (UAE Nationals) entrepreneurs who have gone their own way, and seen the ugly side. They share their experiences at Dubai Media City with CreativeMornings. Supported by Taaleem. Creative Mornings

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June 10, 2014

Nayla Al Khaja wraps up online cookery series Maggi Diaries

Nayla Al Khaja’s latest directorial project, the online series Maggi Diaries, sponsored by the popular brand of sauces, is seeking to put a new spin on the cookery show format as its four co-hosts traverse the Middle East looking for the best stories, sites and recipes in the region. “The premise is we have these […]

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May 24, 2014

Behind The Scenes with Nayla Al Khaja

The UAE’s first female Emirati film director on the ups and downs of the job and her next big project. It’s summertime in Dubai, and the scorching hot streets of Media City are pretty much empty. But for many like Nayla Al Khaja, this quiet period is an ideal time to plan upcoming projects. Fast […]

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