Based in Dubai, this Lebanese/American considers New York City her adopted home. Prior to joining MBC as channel manager for four of their networks, Lina was head of programming at Dubai One TV.
A film fanatic, in her spare time Lina attends film festivals. If you’re looking for her you may find her eating a frozen dog in Park City, UT, grabbing a felafel sandwich in Toronto or chasing a food truck in Austin, TX. Lina holds an M.A. in Film from Boston University but her experience is much vaster: she’s been a news producer, a TV director, a field audio engineer, an original web content producer and she once worked closely with a Libyan revolutionary!
Since the JBFC opened its doors to the public in June 2001, more than two million people have seen over 5,000 films from every corner of the globe. Over 65,000 students in grades 3-12 and in college have participated in our education programs, more than 50% of them from underserved communities throughout the tri-state area. Their participation, including transportation, is funded entirely by the Film Center, thanks in part to support from individuals, foundations and corporations.