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Turkish-American Friendship Day

Image WASHINGTON/ATLANTA- Fourth Annual Turkish-American Friendship Day was held in Georgia. The Fourth Annual Turkish-American Friendship Day was held in Atlanta, capital of Georgia state of the US on February 6-7. The event was organized by Atlanta-based ‘Istanbul Center’ and attended by Georgia governor, senators and deputies as well as Turkish officials.

Turkey Enters New Level and Creates Turkeywood

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Turkish Actor Murad Demir in Hollywood.
Earlier this year, the Ministry of Economy of Turkey announced the economic areas that would be provided with government support. They include such industries as education, medical tourism, film and science. Turkey's Economy Ministry announced that one of the priorities would be creation of an equivalent of Hollywood and Bollywood. The name of the new production company would be Turkeywood.

Arpad Busson Treats Girlfriend Uma Thurman to Godiva Chocolate

Image With their transatlantic romance, they are rarely seen together in public. But with Uma Thurman only a few weeks away from giving birth, her boyfriend Arpad 'Arki' Busson has been taking care of his expectant partner. The 49-year-old financier was spotted treating the heavily pregnant actress, 42, to chocolate at Godiva in Midtown Manhattan yesterday.

Walking into the store holding hands with Arpad, it looked like Uma was feeling weary.
It was revealed last week that the Kill Bill star's baby shower took place on May 31.
Her sister Taya Thurman hosted the intimate party for 25 at her New York apartment, with actress Debra Messing in attendance. A source told Us Weekly magazine: 'Taya threw a wonderful, sweet party - it was exactly what you'd hope your baby shower would be.

Turkey's 'Historic' Broadcast of Holocaust Film Shoah

Image ISTANBUL // The director of a nine-hour documentary about the Holocaust called the decision by Turkey’s state-run television station to broadcast it last night historic. “This is proof of intelligence and courage,” Claude Lanzmann, a French filmmaker and director of Shoah, told The National by telephone from Paris yesterday. “It is an historical event. Turkey is the first [mainly] Muslim country to show a film like this.”

Bringing Hollywood to Turkey from Miami

With an annual turnover of 150 million dollars, in the Turkish film sector there is a fierce competition among the film distributors. Established in 1992 by a young entrepreneur Pamir Demirtas, Pinema is one of the major players in the sector. Distributing about 1000 films until today Pinema also distributed Alexander movie by Oliver Stone.

Hollywood Needs a Turkish Story

The Turkish image in Hollywood has revolved around movies with no artistic value but which were used to spread propaganda such as “Midnight Express”, directed by Oliver Stone, or “Laurence of Arabia” and “Ararat”. The Turkish characters are shown only when there is a need for an evil Middle Easterner in a scene or when a villain is needed for a fight scene with the main character.

Mardin Becoming Popular with Hollywood

Image Mardin has long been a favorite destination for local film and TV series producers and has now started to attract Hollywood producers as well. With its architectural, cultural and social texture and a history dating back some 7,000 years, Mardin has lured many local directors for movies, documentaries, TV series and clips.
 

After serving as the setting for “Ay Lav Yu,” a Turkish-American production, this historic city is preparing to serve as the setting for more Hollywood productions. American producer Manu Gargi and Turkish producer İlhan Kızılkaya recently paid a visit to Mardin, where they toured historic sites accompanied by Mardin Governor Hasan Duruer.

Le Meridien Announces Turkish Artists :mentalKLINIK As the Newest Members of the LM100 Family

MIAMI, Nov 30, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- From the 10th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts today announced acclaimed Turkish artists Yasemin Baydar and Birol Demir, known as :mentalKLINIK, as the newest members of the LM100 family.

Seeking a Sponsor for a Movie about the Real Turkey

Aram Gulyuz is a scenarist, director, and producer who has created many TV serials, movies and TV programs that have been watched by millions in Turkey. His first movie was Sensiz Yıllar (Years without You), which he shot in 1960. So far Gulyuz has directed 154 films, produced 42 others and written 25 scenarios.
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