Saudi Arabia’s entertainment industry is experiencing explosive growth. The entertainment sector is one of several forces driving the social and economic changes opening Saudi Arabia up to the world. Developing a qualified network of talent for the film and television industry is essential to keep the momentum.
Now, to upskill the next generation of filmmakers, Netflix has teamed up with the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) to launch a training program for Saudi television creative producers.
The seven-week program, led by renowned film and television writer and producer Jason Shuman, is designed to take participants through creating, forming, and executing a TV pitch, pilot script, and writer’s room.
“I am excited for the future of storytelling in Saudi Arabia,” Jason Shuman said.
The program started with a three-day, in-person training in Riyadh, covering the skills required to develop quality TV shows.
“The booming entertainment industry in Saudi Arabia presents an incredible opportunity for aspiring creatives to grow, learn, and advance their careers,” said Nuha El Tayeb, the Content Director of Middle East, Turkey, and Africa at Netflix.