Black Typhoon is a Saudi-based Production Company focused on long-format storytelling. Its founding team has over 10 years of experience in content creation.
Their production experience ranges from digital content (UTURN Entertainment) to TV productions (MBC & OSN).
Omar Hussein led UTURN entertainment from startup to one of the largest digital networks in Saudi Arabia. Since 2010, he has produced work that accumulated over 100 million views across multiple platforms.
Hussein has hosted and produced TV talk shows on major Arab networks OSN and MBC and is an inaugural member of YouTube’s Creators for Change, an initiative seeking to spotlight creators around the world who use their platforms to promote social causes.
Hussein also works alongside the UNHCR to tackle empathy fatigue towards refugees in the Middle East.
Rise Studios is an entertainment company driving investment in content from regional markets. It aims to support local talent with sustainable growth in a hub where editorial and operational talent is nurtured and connected with leading regional and global platforms. The company uses industry expertise and data intelligence to identify audience needs and desires with precision, driving long-term, diverse and bespoke content investments.
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