Biographies: Tareq El Eryan - Director


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Palestinian-American director and screenwriter living in Egypt. He is the son of late producer Riad El Eryan. He is of Palestinian nationality. He obtained high school in Egypt, then traveled to the United States to study cinema at the University of South Illinois, and returned to Egypt to begin his career as a film director. He began by directing a number of music videos, commercials and television programs, including "With Soula", with his ex-wife singer Assala. He worked as a manager and administrator for several projects and companies in the field of film, television and music production, including founding Framework for Film Production in 1991. He made his directorial debut with The Emperor (1990), followed by The Pacha, both starring Ahmed Zaki. His other notable credits include Tito, Walls of the Moon, and Rizk's Boys. He was previously married to TV presenter Angie Ali, and the Syrian singer Assala.