Hanan Kattan

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Hanan Kattan (born 22 May 1962) is a Jordanian-born, British-based film producer of Palestinian[citation needed] origin. She is also co-owner of online marketing agency EBS Digital, multi-media entertainment company Enlightenment Productions and a Palestinian restaurant, Tabun Kitchen.

Kattan created Enlightenment Productions[1] and EBS Digital in partnership with Shamim Sarif.[2]

Enlightenment Productions were Winner of the Kingston Business Excellence Awards 2014, Best Creative and Media Sector Business.[3]

EBS Digital were Highly Commended in the Kingston Business Excellence Awards 2014 in the section for Best Business for Marketing and Social Media.[4]

Career[edit]

Kattan has produced three feature films through Enlightenment Productions including 1950s South African drama/love story The World Unseen and contemporary urban romantic comedy I Can't Think Straight.[5] She also conceived the 2010 TEDx Holy Land Conference, which brought together Arab and Israeli women to discuss issues of mutual interest in technology, entertainment and design, which then became the subject of the 2011 documentary film, The House of Tomorrow, directed by Sarif.[6]

At Cannes Festival[7] 2013 Shamim Sarif and Hanan announced their new film Despite The Falling Snow.[8] The film starring Mission Impossible 5 Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson,[9][10][11][12] Game of Thrones actor Charles Dance, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Antje Traue, Sam Reid, Anthony Head and Trudie Styler, which was released in 2015.

The film has won 13 awards to date, 3 at the Prague International Film Festival[13] 3 more at the Milan International Film Festival[14] and others at Los Angeles,[15] Manchester,[16] Sedona,[17] Buffalo,[18] Soho and Orlando [19] Film Festivals

Kattan published her first book Grow Your Profits[20] about online marketing in 2012 through Enlightenment Productions.

In 2013 Kattan wonEntrepreneur of the Year award at the Kingston Business Awards.[21]

On 14 September 2014 Enlightenment Productions was announced as one of the finalists for Breaking the Mould Award, a prize aimed to promote and enhance the role of women in business.[22]

In 2016 Kattan opened her Palestinian restaurant Tabun Kitchen[23] in Soho, London.

Filmography[edit]

Personal life[edit]

After nearly 20 years she married the writer and director Shamim Sarif.[24] They live in Surrey with their two sons, Ethan and Luca.[25]

References[edit]

[26] [27] [28] [29]

  1. ^ Fuchs, Ellise (12 August 2011). "It's the Film at Work: Interview with Shamim Sarif and Hanan Kattan". Popmatters. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  2. ^ Rachel Beebe, "Shamim Sarif and Hanan Kattan.(Q+A)", Curve, 1 May 2009  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  3. ^ "2014 WINNERS". Kingston Business Excellence Awards 2014. Archived from the original on 5 October 2016. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  4. ^ "2014 WINNERS". Kingston Business Excellence Awards 2014. Archived from the original on 5 October 2016. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  5. ^ Scott, Rachel (2 April 2009). "Having a gay old time". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  6. ^ Billy Cox, "‘House of Tomorrow’ infused with excitement and optimism", Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 16 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Kurylenko, Furtwangler fall for Snow". Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  8. ^ Despite the Falling Snow. Retrieved from https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2474932/news
  9. ^ 6 Sales Takes Rebecca Ferguson-Starrer ‘Snow’. Retrieved from https://variety.com/2015/film/global/six-sales-rebecca-ferguson-despite-the-falling-snow-1201479102/
  10. ^ Rebecca Ferguson. Retrieved from https://variety.com/t/rebecca-ferguson/
  11. ^ Rebecca Ferguson describes her big leap into 'Mission: Impossible'. Retrieved from http://www.mercurynews.com/movies/ci_28578922/rebecca-ferguson-describes-her-big-leap-into-mission
  12. ^ Mission: Impossible 5 Has Found Its New Female Lead. Retrieved from http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Mission-Impossible-5-Has-Found-Its-Female-Lead-43820.html
  13. ^ PIFF. "PIFF 2016 Winners | PIFF 2017". www.prague-film-festival.com. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Cinema | Miff Awards". www.miffawards.com. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  15. ^ "LAWOMENSFEST: Despite the Falling Snow Opening Night Gala". despitethefallingsnow.brownpapertickets.com. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  16. ^ "MANIFF 2016". Manchester Film Festival. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  17. ^ "Sedona Film Festival - 2016 Festival Award-Winners". www.sedonafilmfestival.org. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  18. ^ "2016 BNFF Award Winners – Buffalo Niagara Film Festival". thebnff.com. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  19. ^ "Orlando Film Festival – The Orlando Film Festival". orlandofilmfest.com. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  20. ^ "Grow Your Profits". Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  21. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  22. ^ "Finalists revealed in prizes backing female bosses". Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  23. ^ "Tabun Kitchen". Time Out London. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  24. ^ "Shamim Sarif - We just got married! Nearly 20 years later,... | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  25. ^ "Hanan Kattan on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  26. ^ "Producers Lab Toronto unveils 2015 line-up". Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  27. ^ 6TH PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO JUST KICKED OFF[permanent dead link]
  28. ^ "Captain Marvel: Rebecca Ferguson Rumored To Be Top Contender". 10 September 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  29. ^ Levine, Sydney. "Producers Lab Toronto a Success at TIFF 2015 - IndieWire". Archived from the original on 28 September 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2016.

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