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  • Award Winning Pakistani Film ‘Josh’ Now on Digital Release

    May 8, 2014
    MPAC is proud to share the news that “Josh (Against the Grain)”, a film that sheds light on Pakistan and its people’s push for equality, is now available on DVD and digital download. A winner of the 2012 Women in Film fund, “Josh” explores the education system, class separation, women’s rights, feudalism and the youth movement happening within the country today.

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  • Join MPAC, Levantine & KCET-Link TV for LA Screening of “Arab Labor”

    May 2, 2014
    MPAC is proud to serve as a co-sponsor of a special screening of the hit sitcom “Arab Labor,” which will be hosted by KCET-Link and the Levantine Cultural Center on Sunday, May 4 at 5 p.m. at the Harmony Gold Theater in Los Angeles. Join us for your chance to watch two episodes of the hit sitcom and participate in a public conversation featuring invited guests Clara Khoury (who costars in the show) and Dr. Yigal Arens, along with comedian/writer Aron Kader.

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  • Nassar Attends ‘Newburgh Sting’ Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

    April 25, 2014
    On Tuesday night, Deana Nassar, MPAC’s Hollywood Liaison attended a nearly sold-out screening of HBO’s new documentary “The Newburgh Sting,” at its premiere during the Tribeca Film Festival. The documentary, which will air on HBO starting July 21, reveals the FBI’s involvement in the homegrown terror case of the “Newburgh Four," which targeted Muslim communities in poor neighborhoods and lured them into committing acts of terrorism.

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  • 'Jinn' Stars MPAC Media Award Honoree Faran Tahir

    April 10, 2014
    The feature film Jinn, which was released in theaters on April 4, takes a concept that is familiar to over a billion people and introduces it to mainstream entertainment. Jinn touches upon a concept that is well-known to the three major religions: Islam, Christianity and Judaism.

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  • MPAC Welcomes ABC Family Decision to Cancel “Alice in Arabia”

    March 21, 2014
    The Muslim Public Affairs Council welcomes ABC Family's decision to abandon its controversial new pilot “Alice in Arabia.” Since the Hollywood Reporter first reported on Monday that “Alice in Arabia” was one of three new pilots purchased by the network, the social media outcry quickly escalated.

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  •   MPAC Congratulates the Academy for Recognizing  Diverse Talent at Oscars

    March 3, 2014
    MPAC would like to thank the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for recognizing the immense talents of diverse actors and filmmakers with multiple nominations at last night’s 86th annual Academy Awards celebration.

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  • WANTED: Muslim Writers for TV Screenwriters Workshop

    February 26, 2014
    MPAC is excited to announce it is partnering with Disney/ABC Television Group to offer a one-day TV screenwriters workshop this spring in order to identify and empower American Muslims who want to pursue a career in writing for series TV.

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  • Muslim Artists Stage 'Haram,' a Play Based on Hathout's Poetry

    January 16, 2014
    MPAC's Hollywood Bureau is proud to cosponsor the encore run of "Haram: An abstract drama based on the poetry of Maher Hathout" on Jan. 25 and 26 at the Odyssey Theater. Don't miss seeing Dr. Hathout's dream of seeing a play based on his poetry came true. Buy your tickets today!

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  • MPAC Cosponsors 'Latinos Beyond Reel' Screening, Discussion

    January 2, 2014
    In early December, MPAC joined its partner organization the Media Image Coalition to host "Latinos Beyond Reel: Challenging a Media Stereotype," a documentary screening and panel discussion with industry insiders.

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  • MPAC Hollywood Bureau Chairman Talks About Casting on SAG-AFTRA Panel

    November 19, 2013
    In early November, Ahmos Hassan, Chairman of MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau, was among several Hollywood insiders who participated in a panel discussion at SAG-AFTRA about "Slating For The Camera: Casting Directors Tell It.” The panel comprised of casting directors, agents and managers who know the industry ins-and-outs.

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  • 90 Young Leaders Complete 5 Young Leaders Summits

    November 19, 2013
    With more than 90 young leaders in attendance from all over the U.S. and Canada, our five Young Leaders Summits this summer inspired and empowered American Muslim students to make a difference in government and policy, media, Hollywood, Silicon Valley and their local civic sphere. Next up, we're expecting about 50 alumni to gather for our Young Leaders Reunion at our convention next month.

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  • A Night of Entertainment, Celebrating Russell Simmons as a 'Voice of Courage & Conscience'

    November 12, 2013
    On Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, six artists and more than 400 people joined the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s Hollywood Bureau in honoring philanthropist and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons with a “Voice of Courage and Conscience” award. The award is a tribute to his work in fighting and advocating for the rights of the American Muslim community in the face of bigotry and fear-mongering.

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  • Get Ready for Russell Simmons Tribute Event at USC Tomorrow Night

    November 8, 2013
    There are 24 hours left until MPAC's “Raising Voices of Courage and Conscience,” a special tribute to philanthropist and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons at USC’s Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom, featuring a great line up of performers.

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  • Join Us in Honoring Russell Simmons on Nov. 9 at USC

    November 5, 2013
    On Saturday, Nov. 9, MPAC and a dozen local Islamic centers will honor philanthropist and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons as a “Voice of Courage and Conscience” for using his celebrity to promote acceptance and understanding in the face of bigotry toward Islam and Muslims and his consistent efforts to promote the voices and talents of Muslim artists on mainstream outlets.

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  • MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau to Co-host Arab Film Festival

    October 16, 2013
    MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau is proud to announce that it will be co-sponsoring the 17th Annual Arab Film Festival on Oct. 18-20 at the Harmony Gold Theater in Hollywood.

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  • Comedian & Def Jam Poet Added to Lineup for MPAC Event Honoring Russell Simmons on Nov. 9

    October 8, 2013
    MPAC's Hollywood Bureau is pleased to announce that political comedian Dean Obeidallah and artist Amir Sulaiman will be part of the lineup for “Raising Voices of Courage and Conscience,” an event honoring philanthropist and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons at University of Southern California on Nov. 9.

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  • MPAC & MYG Pair Up for LA Civic Summit

    September 7, 2013
    Shortly after Ramadan concluded and before the school year began, 18 delegates gathered in Los Angeles for three days of adventure at Young Leaders Civic Summit. Giving youth a behind-the-scenes look at our society’s nerve centers -- media, Hollywood and government -- delegates met with dozens of industry insiders, executives, thinkers and leaders.

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  • August 6, 2013
    WestWind Pictures’ hit comedy and MPAC’s Media Award Honoree “Little Mosque on the Prairie” has found eager audiences in more than 90 countries around the world. In the U.S., it is already available on Hulu and now is about to be released for the first time on mainstream American television on the new cable TV channel Pivot.

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  • Shatila, Summer 2013 Intern, Has Dedicated Life to Volunteering & Activism

    August 5, 2013
    Nuor Shatila has spent her life dedicated to volunteering and activism. It was her work with her community that inspired her to pursue a career in media. After finishing her first year at University of California, Riverside, Shatila declared a media and cultural studies major.

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  • MPAC Partners with LA Film Festival to Screen ‘Wadjda’

    June 21, 2013
    MPAC is proud to announce that it has signed on to be the Participating Organization for the feature film "Wadjda" on June 21 at the 19th Annual Los Angeles Film Festival. Presented by Film Independent, the festival will run from June 13-23 at the Nokia Theater in downtown LA.

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