The three named Svengali was everywhere in Cannes this week and looking for new people he can bring into his orbit.

The model running a string of yachters, previously mentioned in a blind, is his eyes and ears.

Mohammed Al-Turki

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Naomi Campbell joins Saudi film fest CEO on the red carpet at Cannes

American actress and singer Sofia Carson showed off a scarlet Elie Saab look while supermodel Naomi Campbell donned a dramatic red gown as she walked the carpet arm in arm with Mohammed Al-Turki, the CEO of Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Film Festival. – Source

‘Saudi Arabia will be a major player in the future of film,’ Mohammed Al-Turki says as Cannes kicks off

DUBAI: In the world of cinema, there is no event that comes close to eclipsing the Cannes Film Festival. Each May, luminaries from every corner of the globe unite in the South of France to both celebrate industry titans at the peak of their powers, and, more importantly, select from the fray the key voices that will shape the future of the artform. Now, with the help of Mohammed Al-Turki, film producer and CEO of the Red Sea Film Foundation, Saudi Arabia will play a key role in that future.

Since taking over the role just over a year ago, Al-Turki has become a global ambassador for Saudi and Arab film alike, working to not only elevate the stature of the country’s own premiere festival held in Jeddah each year, but also to help lift rising regional talent to new heights. At Cannes this year, the Red Sea Fund, part of the Red Sea Film Foundation, has supported five films in competition, as well as the festival’s opener, “Jeanne Du Barry,” starring Johnny Depp.

“Cannes Film Festival is the definitive stage for global film, the jewel in the crown of the festival calendar, and through our partnership we are able to elevate the talent and films that we support on an unparalleled level,” Al-Turki tells Arab News. – Source

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