Friday, November 16, 2007

MidEast Reality Show pits 16 Business Entrepreneurs in new Abu Dhabi Reality TV Series

It's Showtime for The Hydra Executives

First International Reality TV Show Casting Call


Casting begins next month for New TV Series bringing two countries,
16 entrepreneurs and Abu Dhabi together for First International English Language Reality TV Show filmed in UAE
The launch of the first global entrepreneur reality TV Show In LA

CEO Sulaiman Al-Fahim, Hydra Properties LLC

Eric Preven, Showtime, U.S.A.

Executive Producer Ziad Batal

(United Arab Emirates Rep. in LA to intro Hydra-TBA)

When: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2007-10:00 AM (PST)

9:30 AM media-check-in Abu Dhabi Style Continental breakfast

Where: The Beverly Hilton

9876 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Hotel Ph: Tel: +1-310-274-7777

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Hydra Properties LLC plan to announced the Launch and casting for the first International reality TV series "The Hydra Executives". Casting begins on December 15 in Hollywood and will feature a cast of budding American and British entrepreneurs to be filmed in Abu Dhabi, but broadcast entirely in English. The reality TV series is the brainchild of CEO Sulaiman Al-Fahim, Hydra Properties LLC, a leading Abu Dhabi-based international real estate company and the key backer of the show. Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority and Chamber of Commerce and Industry are also sponsoring the show. According to Fahim around $5 million would be spent on the first season. The executive boardroom-style program is currently being shopped for global distribution in March 2008. It is being produced in association with Showtime Arabia, which is partly owned by Viacom, and Dubai's Infinity TV.

"We are inviting 16 entrepreneurs, eight Americans and eight Brits, to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates to compete against each other for 15 weeks," said Al-Fahim. "Contestants will fly to the capital city of Abu Dhabi where they will spend their first 2 weeks in boot camp to learn the art of the real estate deal and how to identify various playing fields. Following this they will be split into two mixed teams to compete in real estate business assignments for a three month period." At the end of the competition one winner will walk away with the grand prize worth $1 million to set up his or her own style real estate venture.

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