ABOUT US

A boutique of experienced entertainment and media specialists with over 20 years of experience, offering a fully integrated consultancy service.

Our team think BIG, we understand the industry, know the right people, celebrate what makes a brand great, have the know-how to cut through the noise and will deliver a bespoke, intelligent service from brief through to execution. The secret to our success is our sheer love of what we do. 

Near East Entertainment is redefining and rewriting the rule book of how to capture the imagination, amplify brands and businesses to deliver impressive results to the highest standards from concept to reality.

FOUNDERS

Shivani Pandya Malhotra

Shivani has over 23 years of experience in the Media & Entertainment industry, she was part of the team that launched Dubai Media City and then went onto spear head the Dubai International Film Festival as Managing Director. She started her career in advertising and at an early age became branch head for United Studios Limited a subsidiary of the UTV Group in India, she subsequently went on to lead several projects from concept to reality. Shivani has varied interests, she was an art student, did her bachelors in economics, did a masters programme in communication and a masters in project management . She also did a leadership programme at the Harvard Business School.

Mohammed Saeed Harib

Mohammed is a creative force, who pioneered animation and content in the UAE, he directed and produced the very successful TV Series FREEJ, and produced a highly successful theatrical show Freej Folklore, he has subsequently produced several TV shows, apps and live events.  Mohammed was the only Arab director to direct a segment of the feature film ‘The Prophet’, and has since directed another feature film scheduled to be released late 2018.

Together, they have formed a company that develops cultural initiatives from ideation to execution and also provides strategic consulting services in the media and entertainment industry