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Hollywood Film Producer Beni Atoori Makes First Pledge of $1.5 Million to the Baghdad Museum Project

by Stonelock Pictures Official Communications, June 18, 2003.

Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 07:19 AM UT


HOLLYWOOD, California (SP) — A cultural partnership has just been formed between Stonelock Pictures and the Baghdad Museum Project. Thru their partnership, Stonelock Pictures will be the Baghdad Museum Project's first corporate sponsor; pledging $1.5 Million towards the project's campaign for community cultural development.

"I like the Baghdad Museum Project because of my own Assyrian heritage," says Stonelock Pictures' Beni Atoori. "I feel like I'm doing my part to help preserve the Assyrians' cultural property," he says. Besides this generous pledge towards the preservation of Assyrian artifacts and reliefs, Beni Atoori will also be going into production of the ancient Assyrian tale of 'Gilgamesh'; his lifelong ambition and passion. Production is slated to begin at the end of summer in Morocco. "We're taking mankind's oldest known written epic and making it a living document," says Atoori.

Beni Atoori is the CEO/CFO of Stonelock Pictures; a film production company headquarted in the Hollywood area. The Baghdad Museum is a non-profit organization with a proposal to help save the artifacts which were once housed in the National Museum of Baghdad, following the looting of the museum in April, 2003.

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- Director of Development
- Stonelock Pictures, LLC


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