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  • 8/11/2010

Iranian producers say no to Emirates in-flight screenings


Two Iranian producers have made objections to the illegal screening of their films on the Emirates airline in-flight entertainment.

Manuchehr Mohammadi’s “M for Mother” is currently on the Emirates in-flight movie list and Gholamreza Musavi’s “Red” was previously on it.

“Twilight” and “The Loser”, both directed by Qasem Jafari, are other Iranian films on the list.

“I have recently been informed about screening ‘M for Mother’ by the Emirates airline while neither the airline nor any other related company has a contract with us,” Mohammadi told the Persian service of ISNA on Tuesday.

“The movie is being shown illegally and we have the legal right to pursue this issue,” he added.

He said that he has made arrangements for taking legal action against screening the movie and his attorney is pursuing the issue.

In addition, Mohammadi said that he plans to send a letter to the Emirates airline to ask for an explanation of this matter.

Meanwhile, Gholamreza Musavi said that he has yet received no response to a letter he sent to the Emirates airline office in Tehran about three weeks ago.

He has threatened to ask the attorney of Iran’s Supreme Council of Producers to file a lawsuit against the airline, if he receives no compelling response from the airline’s office.

Photo: Three Iranian films are seen on the World Cinema list of the Emirates in-flight entertainment. (ISNA/Masud Najafi)

Source: tehrantimes.com

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