At a meeting chaired by His Excellency Mohamed Ebrahim Al Mahmood, Chairman and Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Media (ADM), the Board has taken the decision to transfer ImageNation to the Abu Dhabi Media Zone Authority,twofour54.
HE Mohamed Ebrahim Al Mahmood commented: “Abu Dhabi Media is proud to have witnessed Image Nation growso rapidly over just six years, into one of the leading creators of media and entertainment content in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. Following a thorough examination of the prospects for future growth of the company, and given our vision to focus on media content in the region, the Board of Directors felt it is the ideal time to transfer ImageNation to the Abu Dhabi Media Zone (twofour54). This move will ensure that ImageNation is in a position to continue creating quality media content for local and international audiences, and will benefit the local industry by creating jobs and opportunities for professional development, in collaboration with key international partner.”
Noura Al Kaabi, CEO of twofour54 said: “We are very pleased to welcome Image Nation, one of the region’s leading content creators, to the twofour54 campus. Image Nation’s relocation to Abu Dhabi’s home of media and entertainment is a boost to the industry eco-system that we have created and continue to build here in the Capital, to support our growing media industry. Both twofour54 and ImageNation have shared goals of creating world class content, developing regional talent, and enabling local filmmakers to learn from international experts in the industry.”
“At twofour54, we have created an infrastructure and culture that encourages innovation, collaboration and creative thinking. We look forward to working even more closely with Image Nation in growing the UAE’s filmed entertainment sector,” she added.
Michael Garin, CEO of Image Nation, said: “Abu Dhabi Media has been the ideal home for Image National over the past six years where it has grown to become one of the leading creators of film and television content in the region and an emerging player on the international scene. Image Nation’s move to twofour54 presents a number of great opportunities for the further development of the media sector and will facilitate a closer working relationship with twofour54’s other media partners and other independent media companies. With our offices now at the heart of the twofour54 campus, Image Nation will be in the midst of a wealth of talented and creative individuals and companies, and will have access to a range of world-class facilities.
“Twofour54 and Image Nation share a common goal to develop local talent and create a sustainable media industry and with this move we are closer than ever to our ambition for Abu Dhabi to become the leading media hub for the Middle East,” he added.
ImageNation was founded in 2008 as a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media to build a local film industry and serve as a strong foundation for the development of the entertainment industry in Abu Dhabi as intended in Abu Dhabi Vision 2030.