Actor Robert DeNiro is set to launch a new film festival in Doha, Qatar.
DeNiro, who co-founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2002, has signed an agreement to launch a sister event in Doha, starting in November 2009.
Speaking about the project, he says, "We hope that film will not only be used as a form of entertainment at Tribeca Film Festival Doha but play a role in bridging cultures closer together.
"By learning each other's stories, we can see how much we share in common as well as explore and better understand our differences."
The project sounds pretty exciting. Not only is he a film legend, but he’s also carving the way for other prospective entertainers.