Cameras rolling at Abu Dhabi film school

Budding students of cinema can now enroll for study in an unlikely new destination for film -- the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

The New York Film Academy in Abu Dhabi, which opened its doors in February, is the latest addition to a multilayered push by the oil capital to reinvent itself as a regional hub for culture and film.

The film school, which maintains branches in Europe and the U.S., has been seeking to expand into the Middle East for some time, according to John Sammon, former director of education at the NYFA program at Universal Studios near Los Angeles and head of the new school here.

(Source: Reuters)

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