Ahmad al-Mezyed, chief executive of the General Culture Authority, speaks during a press conference for the Saudi Arabia Film Council at the 71st international film festival, Friday, May 11, 2018.
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Saudi Arabia came to the world's largest film market to declare its newly launched film industry "open for business, but largely avoided questions about gender equality.Mezyed also noted that Saudi Arabia -- where women will first be allowed to drive in June -- is changing.Saudi officials last month opened the country's first new movie theater ("Black Panther" was the first film shown) and expect to eventually have 2,000 screens throughout Saudi Arabia. The U.S. National Association of Theatre Owners has said Saudi Arabia could be a $1 billion market within a few years.This year, there are nine short films from Saudi Arabia playing in Cannes.
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