Tight security marked Thursday’s resumption in the trial of a Tunisian TV station director charged with violating sacred values and disturbing public order for having screened the Franco-Iranian animated feature film Persepolis.
In an international work of collaboration, producers Salma Hayek, Clark Peterson and Ron Senkowski are being pre-production on an animated screen adaption of Khalil Gibran’s “The Prophet.” Easily the poet’s most famous work, each of the chapters in the work will be directed by a different, respected animation director from around the world.
Gregg Taylor has been named head of development for DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., a role previously held by Alex Schwartz, the studio announced Tuesday.
Schwartz will serve as a producer on the studio’s feature film Mr. Peabody & Sherman, scheduled for release on March 14, 2014. Taylor will oversee the development of all projects at DWA.
Criminal proceedings against the owner of a Tunisian TV station that screened the 2007 animated film Persepolis are an affront to freedom of expression, Amnesty International said ahead of his trial on Monday.
Following a courtroom foofaraw, the trial in Tunisia’s capital over the airing of the animated French movie Persepolis was cut short last Thursday.
Tunisian extremists firebombed the home of a TV station’s chief late Friday to protest a broadcast of the Oscar-nominated 2007 animated film Persepolis.
About a hundred men besieged the home of Nabil Karoui, the head of private television channel Nessma, the station reported in its evening news bulletin. Some tossed Molotov cocktails at the home, located in the national capital of Tunis.
The president of a private Tunisian TV channel expressed regrets Tuesday over airing parts of the Oscar-nominated 2007 animated film Persepolis.
Friday’s broadcast led Tunisian police on Sunday to disperse a mob of angry conservative Salafists who were prepared to attack offices of the Nessma station for showing the movie. A crowd of 200 Muslims was dispersed before reaching the TV building.