Death of Egyptian producer Mohsen Alam El-Din – Cinema – Arts & Culture


The producer was moved to intensive care at a major hospital last week.

Alam El-Din’s career did not start in the film industry. After his parents objected to his entering the Military Academy, he enrolled in the Faculty of Commerce in Alexandria and graduated in 1966. He then enrolled in the Faculty of Arts, Department in Sociology from Ain Shams University. He then worked in the management of an oil company and then at Hilton Hotels and Banque Misr.

His cousin, Egyptian artist Fathi Hassan, who was the general manager of Misr Company for Acting and Cinema, and Studio Misr offered him a job in account management with famous producer Ramses Naguib.

Alam El-Din worked with Naguib as production manager between 1961 and 1978, as well as director of Khorshid’s printing and development laboratory from 1964 to 1967.

Over the following decades, Alam El-Din contributed to enriching the Arab film library with a large number of films, in which he rubbed shoulders with many well-known screenwriters and directors such as Fateen Abdel Wahhab, Salah Abu Seif, Mahmoud Zulfikar, Helmy Halim, Hassan Al Imam, Niazi Mustafa, Hossam El Din Mustafa, Hussein Kamal, Ahmed Yahya.

His work in film production includes over 60 films spanning the 1960s and 2010s.

The films he has worked on include a number of well-known cinematic works such as Karamet Zawgati (My Wife’s Dignity, 1967) directed by Fatin Abdel Wahab, Al-Zawga Al-Thania (The Second Wife, 1967) by Salah Abu Seif , Rawaa El Hob (The Splendor of Love, 1968) by Mahmoud Zulfikar, Emberatoreyet Meem (Empire M, 1972) by Hussein Kamal, Haza Ahebo, Haza Oreedo (I Love This, I Want That,1975) by Hassan El Emam, Wady El Zekrayat (Valley of Memories, 1978) by Henry Barakat, Abo El Banat (Father of Girls, 1980) by Tayseer Abood, Youm El Karama (Dignity Day, 2004) by Aly Abdel Khaleq, television series Mozakerat Harami (Diaries of a Thief, 2009).

In addition, Alam El-Din oversaw the production of a number of foreign films including the Italian production, The Golden Arrow (1962) by Antonio Margheriti and the Indian film The Great Gambler (1979) by Shakti Samanta.

Alam El-Din was a member of the Syndicate of Film Trades and the Chamber of the Film Industry. He also worked as a professor of production, advertising and public relations at the Institut Supérieur du Cinéma from 1982 to 1990.

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