Al-Zain S. Al-Sabah
Al-Zain S. Al-Sabah
Charged with conceptualizing and running operations for the newly established Ministry of Youth Affairs, former Chairperson and Managing Director of Eagle Vision Media Group KSCC, Al-Zain is a pioneering film/TV producer and social entrepreneur, and has made it her mission to provide a creative haven for talented regional youths. One of her most recent co-productions, “Journey to Mecca”, showed at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington DC, and provides worldwide workshops to raise awareness on the peaceful nature of Islam. Another co-production, “Amreeka”, deals with questions of national identity and cultural prejudice and was the recipient of numerous international film awards.
A vocal proponent of new sector and job creation, Al-Zain serves on the board of a number of media and youth-charged organizations; including UNDP’s Development Program Advisory Board and Boston University’s COM board. In her home country of Kuwait, she oversaw completion of EVMG’s new multi-media studio complex, which today houses the company’s Youth Outreach Program, an initiative founded by Al-Zain to aid in the integration of talented Kuwaiti youth into a myriad of regional media sectors. Wanting to promote a more inclusive media industry, Al-Zain recently began efforts to raise funds for the establishment of ADASA (Artists Demanding a Storytelling Association). ADASA has now been wholly adopted by the newly formed Ministry of Youth Affairs.
Prior to heading EVMG, Al-Zain worked for ABC News’ World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, in New York City. Prior to that, she produced and directed a number of acclaimed political talk shows for KTV. A MELI fellow at the Aspen Institute, Al-Zain earned an M.F.A. from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and a B.S. in Journalism from Boston University; where she was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award.