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Creative Advisors

Internationally accomplished creative screenwriters from all around the world undertake the role of Mosalsalat’s Creative Advisors; they join the Lab to guide the aspiring screenwriters, honing and maximizing their creative talents, not just by developing their entry projects, but also by equipping them with the necessary tools and skills to guide them throughout all their future screenwriting endeavors.

Following is the list of Mosalsalat Screenwriters Lab’s Creative Advisors for its past, and first, round, in addition to a brief bio for each:

Dave Holstein

A Golden Globe nominated creator, writer, and executive producer of “Kidding”. He was previously a writer and an executive producer of the Showtime drama “I'm Dying Up Here”, starring Melissa Leo, and the comedy series “The Brink”, starring Tim Robbins and Jack Black. He was also a writer and producer on the final season of “Raising Hope” and spent six years as a writer / producer on the Showtime series “Weeds”.

Larry Wilmore

An Emmy winning TV writer and executive producer who has created shows such as ABC’s “Black-ish”, HBO’s “Insecure”, and Fox’s “The Bernie Mac Show”, and has written for shows such as NBC’s “The Office” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”. Wilmore also hosted, wrote, and executive produced “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” on Comedy Central and currently hosts the podcast “Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air”.

Mariam Naoum

An Egyptian script writer who graduated with bachelor’s degree in screenwriting from The Higher Institute of Cinema. Naoum is a leading social/feminist script writer whose work addresses the challenges of those who are socially and economically marginalized with a particular focus on women's issues. Among her famous TV works: “One/Zero” (2009), “A Girl Named Zat” (2013), “Heat Wave” (2013), “Segn Al-Nessa” (2014), “Under Control” (2015), and “Abu Omar Al-Masri” (2018).

Mohammad Btoush

A Jordanian Scriptwriter and university lecturer. He wrote many historical, Bedouin and social TV series in addition to different theater plays. Btoush received the State Merit Award in the field of Arts (2003) for his play “Halima”. Among his famous TV works: “Wadha w Ibn Ajlan” (2007), “Abu Jaafar Al-Mansour” (2008), “Samarqand” (2016), “Shoug” (2017), “Al-Muhallab Ibn Abi Sufra” (2018), “Al-Majdee” (2018), and “Maqamat Al-Ishq” (2019).