|23 June, 2019

25 Arab production houses produced 18 Arabic films that aired in cinemas in 2018 

The report analyzed a total of 43 Arabic films which aired for the first time in cinemas in 2017 and 2018.

A new report from Arab Advisors Group profiles 25 production houses in seven Arab countries. The report analyzed a total of 43 Arabic films which aired for the first time in cinemas in 2017 and 2018.

Arab Advisors Group’s new report answers the following questions:

  • For a selection of 25 Arab production houses, what are the production houses’ contribution in 2017 and 2018?
  • Which Arab production house had the highest share of Arabic film production?
  • Which Arabic films were produced in collaboration with foreign production houses?

Film production continues to play a major role in the world of entertainment. People are watching more and more films both in Cinema and through mobile on-demand applications like Apple TV, NETFLIX or HULU. This encourages Arab production houses to collaborate with foreign houses. And now, Arabic films compete on a global level, with European, Turkish and Indian productions.

Arab Advisors Group’s analysis of 25 production houses in seven countries reveals that the analyzed production houses produced a total of 25 Arabic films, which aired for the first time in cinemas in 2017. The analysis further revealed that the production houses understudy produced a total of 18 Arabic films that aired for the first time in cinemas during 2018.

A new report, Arabic Film Production Houses in the Arab World was released to Arab Advisors Group’s Media Strategic Research Service subscribers on June 20, 2019. This report can be purchased from Arab Advisors Group for US$ 2,500. The 30-page report, which has 38 detailed exhibits, provides an overview of Arabic film productions produced by a selection of 25 production houses. The production houses are based in seven Arab countries, namely: Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and Qatar.

Please contact Arab Advisors Group for more details or to get a copy of the report's Table of Contents.

The purchase of this report will count towards an annual Strategic Research Service subscription.

“Arab Advisors Group’s report revealed that the production houses based in Egypt produced the highest number of Arabic films which aired for the first time in cinemas in 2017 and 2018. Among the analyzed production houses, those based in Egypt produced a total of 14 Arabic films which aired for the first time in cinemas in 2018 compared to a total of 11 Arabic films in 2017.” Ms. Zaina Zawaideh, Arab Advisors Group’s Research Analyst noted. 

Arab Advisors Group’s team of analysts in the region produced over 5,257 reports on the Arab World’s communications, media and financial markets. The reports can be purchased individually or received through an annual subscription to Arab Advisors Group’s (www.arabadvisors.com) Strategic Research Services (Media and Telecom).

To date, Arab Advisors Group served over 930 global and regional companies by providing reliable research analysis and forecasts of Arab communications markets to these clients. Some of our clients can be viewed on http://www.arabadvisors.com/clients/a 


Arab Advisors Group provides reliable research, analysis and forecasts of Arab communications, media and technology markets. 

Arab Advisors Group Strategic Research Services (Media and Telecoms) are annual subscriptions. The services cover nineteen countries in the Arab World: Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania. 

For more information, please contact Arab Advisors Group offices. www.arabadvisors.com 

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