Nadine Kirresh


After completing her degree in Communication Arts at the Lebanese American University (LAU), Nadine began a successful career as a television news producer for the Associated Press in Beirut, and later as a political correspondent with the Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC). After several years with MBC, Nadine was recruited to serve as executive director of Radio Farm, Jordan's first private radio station. But despite her notable success in these endeavors, Nadine couldn’t escape her true passion, television and film production, and so, in 2007, she founded Lemon Tree Productions, now a leading entity in Jordan’s TV and film industry.

Al Shasha Al Kabira

In 2010, Lemon Tree launched Al Shasha al Kabira (The Big Screen Show) on Al Arabiya network, with Nadine serving as both executive producer and hostess. Now in its 6th season, Al Shasha has become the Middle East’s premiere film and entertainment review show with an audience of millions of viewers throughout the region.

Nadine’s passion for film, her encyclopedic knowledge of film history and the movie industry, and her insider access to the world of entertainment make her one of the Middle East’s premier entertainment reporters. Nadine regularly interviews the who’s who of the film industry, from the world’s foremost directors, to A-list Hollywood actors, but her passion lies in promoting Arab Cinema and the young Arab film makers and actors who are pushing boundaries and putting Arab film on the map.