The UK/UAE Short Film Festival officially launched last night at the Four Seasons Hotel in Abu Dhabi with screenings of eight short films – four by UK film makers and four Emirati, jointly sponsored by the British Council and Image Nation Abu Dhabi. The films will now head off on a tour of the Northern Emirates, offering residents of RAK, Fujairah, Um Al Quwain and Al Ain a rare opportunity to watch local and international short films in their local community.
Royal Opera House Muscat’s new season opens tomorrow with a new production of Verdi’s classic Aida. Here, Gianandrea Noseda, conductor of the orchestra and chorus of the Teatro Regio, Torino, who are staging the production, tells us why he thinks Aida remains important today. I'm especially fond of this production, staged for the first time at Teatro Regio Torino. William Friedkin, the director, respects the ideas of the composer, and is never trivial or unnecessarily provocative.
The Middle East may be about to get its very own version of the Marvel universe if Dubai-based film producer Michelle Nickelson gets her way. For years, the managing director of Dubai’s Mena CineFinance, which acquires and develops global entertainment projects, has had ambitions to build a multimedia world around the legend of African-Arab historical character Antar the Black Knight.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".