Posted by on August 31, 2012 in Blog

Earlier this month, the Gibran National Committee of Lebanon signed an exclusive Option Agreement with the Creative Projects Group to produce a feature film highlighting the life story of Arab American poet, artist, and philosopher Kahlil Gibran.

The Creative Projects Group is chaired by William Nix, who also serves as a Member of the Governance Committee of the International Association for the Study of the Life and Works of Kahlil Gibran. Mr. Nix was also recently in Lebanon for creative meetings with Arab American screenwriter Grace Shalhoub Yazbek who (along with her brother Rob Shalhoub) has written a screenplay tracing Gibran’s life from his childhood in Becharreh, Lebanon, to his adult years in New York City.

“It is a great honor and privilege to be granted this opportunity to bring Kahlil Gibran’s story to the screen,” stated Mr. Nix. “I treasure the support of the Committee for this great project and look forward to continuing our close collaboration.”

The film will likely explore Gibran’s own personal history in Lebanon, Boston, Paris, and New York, his interactions with notable figures such as French sculptor Auguste Rodin and his lifelong friend and patron Mary Haskell, and his lasting impact on prominent individuals ranging from President John F. Kennedy to Iranian author Marjane Satrapi.

The Gibran National Committee has also signed an agreement with Mr. Nix to develop and produce an international art exhibition to better acquaint the international community with the paintings and drawings of Gibran. The traveling art exhibition may also feature a companion publication by Skira Rizzoli Publications that would feature a definitive collection of Gibran’s artwork.

Nix’s Creative Projects Group has previously worked with a diverse repertoire of clients including the National Academy of Sciences, Paramount Pictures, NASCAR, the National Basketball Association, and the University of California, Los Angeles. 

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