Yo, Writers! How’d You Like a Career in Iraqi TV?

Nope, we’re not kidding. It’s viable. The opportunity is real. And the political turmoil within the biz there seems to precisely mirror what goes on behind the scenes right here in the good ole U.S.A. Whole thing’s kinda amazing, actually:

A view shows actors during the filming of the set of the television series, whose title is loosely translated as "State of Superstition" in Baghdadby Shukur Khilkhai (translated by Joelle El-Khoury)

Each year, Arab TV stations compete to buy and broadcast dramatic productions from Egypt, Syria and Gulf counties. Yet, there is no demand for Iraqi drama, which is limited to local TV channels. It is a bitter reality for the Iraqi TV and film industry, over which concerned parties are in constant disagreement.

The poor production quality of the Iraqi entertainment industry is the direct result of mismanagement made intractable by rampant corruption. read article