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ALADDIN First Regional Screening in Amman

14 May 2019
Over 1,000 people watched the thrilling and vibrant live-action remake of Disney’s 1992 animated film, “Aladdin”, in a unique regional advance screening organized by the Royal Film Commission-Jordan (RFC) in Amman yesterday.
The exciting tale of the charming boy from the streets, Aladdin, the courageous and determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future was introduced by stars of the movie: Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott, and the movie’s Director Guy Ritchie. The cast visited the Jordanian capital on the fourth leg of their Magic Carpet World Tour, following stops in Paris, London and Berlin.
The event was made possible in large part thanks to the support of the Arab Jordan Investment Bank and the Jordan Tourism Board, which works in close cooperation with the RFC to help promote Jordan as a film location. The movie was partly filmed in Jordan in November of 2017, amid the beautiful landscapes of Wadi Rum and Wadi Disi, with around 150 Jordanian crew and extras working on the production.
The RFC was established in 2003 by HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein to support local film makers and help establish a film industry. In addition to screenings and regular workshops offered at all levels of storytelling, filming and production, throughout the kingdom, the RFC works to attract and help support regional and international films use Jordan as a location.
In the past ten years, an estimated 95,000 job opportunities have been offered directly and indirectly linked to films being shot in Jordan.
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