Saudi-born Hollywood producer Mohammed Al Turki is setting up a film fund, RAV Raw Artist Vision, with Russian producer Arcadiy Golubovich.
To be launched mid-2014, the fund will support five US productions a year for five years, including one each year that will shoot in the Middle East region.
“It could be a love story, comedy or drama; it doesn’t have to deal with politics or religion. We will try to shoot the film in Dubai or Abu Dhabi availing of the rebates and incentives they offer. We would like to show more of the Arab landscape and culture in Hollywood films,” Al Turki told Screen.
Al Turki has executive produced films such as Arbitrage, starring Richard Gere, and Richard Raymond’s upcoming Desert Dancer starring Freida Pinto. Golubovich’s producer credits include Paul Haggis’ Third Person. The producing duo haven’t specified the size of the fund but said they will approach institutional investors.