Faisal Baltyuor has been a film producer since 2004 and is a pioneer in the Saudi film industry. He is currently the CEO of Muvi Studios, the production arm of the biggest cinema chain in Saudi Arabia (Muvi Cinemas). Baltyuor was the CEO of the Saudi Film Council, which was the first Saudi governmental entity founded to support the film industry in Saudi Arabia. Faisal headed the film industry development initiatives at the Ministry of culture. He is an advisor for three Saudi universities and several film foundations, and is a board member of Manga production.
Baltyuor also founded and is still acting CEO of CineWaves films, one of the fastest growing distribution companies in Saudi Arabia. CineWaves films has the biggest Saudi film library and lately became a preferred partner aggregator for Netflix in the MENA region. Prior to his roles, he worked as a director and producer Australia – Sydney for four years and received his bachelor and master degrees from Australia.
Baltyuor is a producer and executive producer of more than 40 feature and short films. Some been selected in the official competition of A-list film festivals such as the Venice International film festival, the Toronto International Film Festival and the London international film festival. Baltyuor also recently co-produced Goodbye Julia, which was officially selected in Cannes and won the freedom award.
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