Al Pacino

Al Pacino’s Producer: Lifting Economic Sanctions Good for Iran’s Film Industry

Barry Navidi—who produced the Al Pacino vehicles, “The Merchant of Venice,” “Salome,” and “Wild Salome,” and is touring with Pacino’s current one-man show—spoke with Variety in Tehran during the International Urban Cities Film Festival. He asserted his excitement about the rapprochement between the Obama administration and Iran because it will encourage fimmaking in Iran.