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Alpha1Media's Talal Malik on Cinema's Next Quantum Leap

Press Release: May 30, 2022

31 May 2022: Alpha1Media CEO and Film Producer Talal Malik has outlined a global strategy for how cinema can enjoy its next quantum leap during the 75th Festival de Cannes, Alpha1Media said on May 31, 2022.

In his exclusive opinion editorial in the British top-tier newspaper, ‘The Independent’ on May 23, Talal Malik said that cinema was at an inflection point after the global pandemic.

“There is no better time to speak on a world-class mainstream platform like ‘The Independent’ about the global future of the global cinema industry than during the 75th Cannes Film Festival and the world-wide release of Hollywood icon Tom Cruise‘s blockbuster, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, said Talal Malik, an official participant as a film producer for Alpha1Media.

“With such a confluence, it is an immense privilege and honour to share my perspective and I am delighted with the reception globally so far, from Hollywood to the World Economic Forum at Davos.“

The milestone opinion piece can be found on the Premium Section of ‘The Independent’ online (https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/voices/cannes-film-festival-2022-top-gun-maverick-b2081825.html), with a more in-depth analysis available for Alpha1Media's exclusive industry network.

The Festival de Cannes was founded in 1946 in France, and celebrated its 75th edition this year from 17 May to 28 May as the world's most glamorous film festival.

Hollywood megastar actor and producer Tom Cruise attended Cannes for the first time in thirty years for a masterclass tribute and the Gala Premiere of the sequel to his 1986 blockbuster on May 18, where he received an honorary Palm d'Or, before attending the Royal Premiere of 'Top Gun: Maverick' in London on May 19, with HRH Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ was delayed for release in June 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and was launched for worldwide cinema theatrical release on May 27, 2022.

“I make movies for the big screen… I love this experience and I want other filmmakers to have that experience,” Cruise told the audience at his masterclass tribute in Cannes on May 18.

“Look at us all together - we’re all united, we all speak different languages, different cultures… but we’re able to come together around a shared experience ... cinema is my love, my passion; I always go to movies when they come out."

The first-in person World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland after the pandemic took place on May 22-26, which Talal Malik has attended meetings of around the world since 2009.

Alpha1Media is a global media and entertainment firm. Its blockbuster film project, ‘'NANO’, was featured at the 72nd Berlinale in 2022 on the use of artificial intelligence (A.I)  in the development of film and was an official participant at the 75th Festival de Cannes.

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