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From our first meeting, I knew Jamal Al Sharif possessed the stuff great leaders are made of.I was a mere listener then, sitting on the sidelines of an encounter between the Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) Chairman and a film industry figure who was trying to convince him to do things her way.Who gets the blame, not only the director and producer but also Dubai.How important is the idea of being respectful to the culture here, when a project hits your desk? If you came 11 years ago to the Dubai International Film Festival, the type of movies, the genre of movies that are showing today, there was no way you could show them 11 years ago.When you would ask a woman to go in front of the camera, in the 60s or 70s there were no women! If you look back at TV news reporters, if they were women they were all from Egypt and Lebanon, or Palestine. You look at Dubai's TV, flip on every channel I guarantee you won't see anyone but local faces. To move to the next level and the next level is on the horizon, not too far.It may have taken Hollywood 100 years but it's taken us 15 at most. Socially, culturally, financially, and the education part of the experience. We still like to listen to people, we like to hear how people experience this, what went right and what went wrong. I have hundreds of people walking into my office giving me scripts, asking for money, and it's not that.It's not about giving them the money or making the movie, there is always a purpose. How will you add value to my country and to my people? I don't want you to come, we take your money and then the show is rubbish. They will cut you on one side and protect you on the other. The Film Commission has been very selective so far of what films should come.

From my point of view I thought OK, but culturally the UAE is not ready yet.

Something we promised ourselves to achieve before going to the next level, because the film industry is not only about shooting.

We had experiences with films that were shot and the movie is just no good.

We go a bit back, when we talk about the Film Commission in this part of the region, and when I say this part of the region I mean the Gulf.

It's very much new, and media was always a tabu in this part of the world.