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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.
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‐
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