New World Distribution inks license deals with Starz & Showtime for JUST LIKE US

Just Like Us, now playing on Starz and Showtime, features Egyptian-American comedian Ahmed Ahmed, in his directorial debut, along with a host of critically acclaimed international stand-up comedians.
Ahmed Ahmed - Just Like Us
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Feb. 19, 2013 - PRLog -- Presented by Cross Cultural Entertainment and Cross Cultural Productions, Just Like Us exemplifies their goal of reintroducing socially relevant issues to the world in an effort to build cultural bridges in this age of greater tolerance, understanding and acceptance. The film documents four countries in the Middle East, showcasing the cultures of Dubai, Lebanon, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Egypt with sold out crowds totaling over 20,000 people.

“Hilarious… had me laughing until it hurt.”

Contemporary stand-up comedy has the powerful ability to provide relief, encourage a younger generation, break down barriers and serves as a platform for cross-cultural dialogue. This art form is very new to the Middle East and older generations did not have the opportunity to appreciate this creative platform. However, through the current Internet age stand-up comedy has flourished in the Arab region over the past few years, and continues to show us that laughter is the common language of the world.

Comedian Ahmed Ahmed stands up for Arabs' right to laugh

Modern technology and globalization have made the world a much smaller place and caused us to be more interconnected as people, yet cultural misconceptions persist. Through a celebration of culture and comedy, this film uproots the widely held misconception that Arabs have no sense of humor – when in fact they laugh, and are, just like us.

Cary Floyd, founder of New World Distribution shared, “This film gave new meaning to stand up comedy. With every joke told I held my breath as to what consequences there might be, but in the end, everyone was just like us. We are proud to be able to distribute this great film”.

About New World Distribution

New World Distribution is a team of film executives, producers, directors, screenwriters, media and marketing professionals with one goal—to provide independent producers of film and television the opportunity to be seen and heard.  New World is a full‐service development‐through‐distribution entertainment company designed to exploit new avenues of financing, uncompromised creative project development, and existing & emerging global distribution platforms to bring high‐quality media content to the widest possible audience.  New World is distinguished by its ability to interweave seasoned business fundamentals with the newest evolutions in how content is received and purchased. International markets (particularly the lucrative and fast‐growing Asian & Pacific Rim markets) are not an afterthought, but an important new frontier. The latest innovations in distribution technology (VOD, internet streaming, mobile devices, etc.) are built into the foundation of New World, maximizing existing financial streams and providing a competitive edge against slower, more orthodox entertainment companies.  New World Distribution not only distributes film, we are also a creative, independent film and television production company.  Located in Los Angeles California, we have produced and developed numerous independent films and television shows.

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