Moroccan young actress Jihane Khalil claimed the title of "Best Actress" (with 83% of the vote) in the unique talent competition , which saw aspiring actors and actresses
play out a series of sketches in front of celebrity judges Egyptian actress Ghada Abdel Razek , Syrian actors Qusai Khouli and Basel Khayyat, and Lebanese actress Carmen Lebbos.
Actors and actresses claim the location they were sent to receive their wages was changed to a guarded compound in an effort to dissuade any backlash against the unexpectedly low payC[degrees].C1/4
Unlike previous years, Yemeni actors and actresses on state-run TV channels were asked to go to a protected compound, called "Tourist City" in Sawan district, east of Sana'a, to receive their wages for their acting in drama series which aired during Ramadan.
Actors and actresses say the wages were far below what they had been expecting, and that having them head to the compound to receive their salaries was in an effort to better manage the expected backlash.
Many state-run and privately-produced dramas only film during the season preceding Ramadan, causing many actors and actresses to work an intense amount for a short period of time, and have the rest of the year off.