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Hollywood goes to Dubai via Sheeraz Hasan

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MUMBAI: After connecting Hollywood to Bollywood, Tinseltown TV founder and CEO Sheeraz Hasan now takes Hollywood to Dubai in an attempt to connect the West to the Middle East.

Dubai TV, which is owned by the Royal Family of UAE have granted Tinseltown TV exclusive rights to air primetime on a Dubai network reaching more than 300 million viewers in the Middle East.

Sheeraz Hasan - Realising the New American Dream "We are bridging the gap from Hollywood to Dubai we will be the first Hollywood show to air in Dubai," says Hasan. Tinseltown TV will launch its show in May, bringing Hollywood to all homes in Dubai. Said to have streets lined with gold, Dubai officials feel it necessary to bring the glitter to their homes as well.

Hasan has been called the 'New American Dream' by Fortune Magazine. Hasan says, "We are showing Hollywood in a good light by asking celebrities about their spirituality, rather than going after the shock value like some tabloid TV."

At the same time, Hasan wants Hollywood to know about Dubai. "I want to help change the negative perceptions of the Middle East. I am so impressed with Dubai that I think filmmakers and stars should consider Dubai as a location. Dubai is Beverly Hills for the Middle East. It is the most luxurious place in the world. We already have access to the biggest stars in Hollywood, but I want to showcase Hollywood to the city of Dubai so Tinseltown can bring new Investors from Dubai to fund Hollywood Productions."

Hasan has already been asked to bring Hollywood productions and scripts to Dubai and get Hollywood productions funded by the Middle East. Hasan is partnering with Dubai TV in an attempt to bring Hollywood to an exciting, new market.

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