As a member of the Emmy jury, Salama will join a select group of industry professionals tasked with reviewing and assessing submissions across various categories.
Egyptian director and screenwriter, Amr Salama, has been appointed as a distinguished member of the jury for the 75th International Emmy Awards.
Salama shared this news with his followers on Instagram. He wrote: “I am excited to announce that I participated as a Juror for this year’s International Emmy Awards Competition. It’s an honour to contribute to selecting the best in television programming from around the world.”
Salama’s body of work includes the critically acclaimed 2017 film Sheikh Jackson, which served as Egypt’s official submission to the 2018 Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film. Additionally, his 2011 documentary, Tahrir 2011: The Good, the Bad and the Politician, secured the UNESCO award at the Venice Film Festival.
One of Salama’s most notable works is the Netflix series Paranormal. This series is based on Ahmed Khaled Tawfik’s novel Ma Wara’ Al Tabee’a.
Salama’s filmography also includes Excuse My French (2014), a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the post-2011 Egyptian revolution.
The 75th International Emmy Awards for television series were originally scheduled to commence on September 18, 2023. However, the festival faced an indefinite postponement due to the impact of the WGA Strike and SAG AFTRA strikes.