ON.DXB, the regional festival designed to support industry growth and talent development in the media, entertainment and content development industries, has revealed a number of industry-shaping headline speakers and performers to empower and support the region’s creative talent at the inaugural event, which will run November 21-23.
An initiative of Dubai Media City in cooperation with the Dubai Film and TV Commission, ON.DXB aims to stimulate business development and partnership-building within the wider ecosystem and enhance Dubai’s status as a global and regional capital for major companies and talent in the film, game, video and music sectors.
Being held at Dubai Studio City, ON.DXB will feature a host of engaging talent-led sessions and concerts, keynote talks, live pitches, and industry workshops and panel discussions led by international celebrities, experts and brands.
Ground-breaking filmmaker Spike Lee, English actor and rapper Kano, actor and producer Liza Koshy and gaming icon MjrmGames have been confirmed as the sector-specific headline talent for ON.DXB.
Visionary director and writer Lee, who was awarded an honourary Oscar in 2015 and won ‘Best Adapted Screenplay’ for BlacKkKlansman in 2019, will chart his 30-year journey from heralded indie breakout Do The Right Thing to Oscar glory during ‘An Audience with Spike Lee’. The headline session will take place in front of 1,000 industry professionals and film fans at a dedicated film theatre in the ON.DXB Festival Square.