Producers, Talents Talk Hit Saudi Biopic ‘Born a King’ Which ‘Marks Birth of a Film Industry’

Producers, Talents Talk Hit Saudi Biopic ‘Born a King’ Which ‘Marks Birth of a Film Industry’
Key members of the team that shepherded hit biopic “Born a King,” about Prince Faisal of Saudi Arabia, talked about the experience of “witnessing the birth of a film industry” in Saudi, as Spanish director Agustí Villaronga put it, during a Cannes Virtual Market panel. They also announced that they will be making a sequel.

Born a King” is a Spain-u.K. co-production between Andrés Vicente GómezLatido Films and London-based Celtic Films run by producer Stuart Sutherland (“Killing Eve”) who described the experience of shooting the roughly $21 million feature – which went into production prior to December 2017 when Saudi Arabia lifted its 35-year ban on cinemas – as “really the beginning of an evolution.”

“We are getting in there on the ground level, and we are helping formulate how films are done,” Sutherland said “And learning a lot from them as well,” he added.

Since then, Sutherland recently went back to
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