Egyptian producer and scriptwriter Mohamed Hefzy is on the 2022 International Emmy Awards jury, set to take place on 21 November in New York. He is among a judging panel of more than 1,000 television experts from around the world.
“Thank you to the International Emmy Awards for the jury invitation. Now I know how difficult it is to reach the final nominations stage, so I appreciate the achievement of Mengo Minki even more,” Hefzy said in a Facebook post.
The Egyptian producer is known for award-winning films such as Mohamed Diab’s Clash, AB Shawky’s Yomeddine and Ayten Amin’s Souad.
The International Emmy Awards are a separate event from the main awards — known as the Primetime Emmy Awards –which recognizes shows produced in the US.
Members of the non-profit membership-based organization located in New York City, the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, founded in 1969, tour more than 25 destinations each summer to select the nominees for the International Emmys of the Year. The winners of the 50th International Emmy Awards will be announced in November.
Hefzy’s addition diversifies the jury and brings his long history of writing and producing over 40 feature films in Egypt, the US, the UK, and the Arab world, to the fore. Hefzy established his own production company Film Clinic in 2006, which has gained credence as one of the most critical production houses in the Arab world and was behind Paranormal, Netflix’s first Egyptian Original series.
Hefzy also founded Film Clinic Indie Distribution (FCID) and co-founded MEEM Creative Circle. He is known for improving the international prominence of the Cairo International Film Festival.
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