Tamer Habib is a talented Egyptian scriptwriter who started his career in 2003 with a film that revolutionized Egyptian cinema, Sahar El Laiali (Sleepless Nights). Born and raised in Egypt, Tamer studied at the Faculty of Commerce before he worked as a banker for two years. In pursuit of his passion for Cinema, he enrolled in the Higher Institute of Cinema.
He made his breakthrough with his well-knit script for Sahr El Layali (Sleepless Nights) in 2003. The star-studded film was a unique story where Tamer brilliantly pushed the boundaries a little bit to discuss what many other writers deemed off-limits. The film was a massive success, winning numerous awards.
In the following year, he wrote his next hit; Hob El Banat (Girl's Love) featuring Laila Eloui and Hanan Turk, Ashraf Abdel Baky, Hana Shiha, and Ahmed Ezz. Two years later in 2006, Tamer wrote his next work bringing together everybody’s favorite on-screen duo Ahmed El Sakka and Mona Zaki, An El Ashq Wel Hawa (About Love and Passion). The duo also starred in Tamer’s next film Taymour Wa Shafika (Taymour and Shafika) (2007). His extensive list of works also includes Wahed Saheh (The Right One) (2011), 18 Yom (18 Days) (2011), and Aswar al-Qamar (The Walls of the Moon) (2015).
Tamer also left his imprint on the small screen with some indelible TV Series, like Sharbat Loaz (Sharbat, the Cunning) (2012), Tariqi (My Way) (2015), Grand Hotel (2016), La Totfe' Al Shams (The Sun Will Never Set) (2017) which were screened during Ramadan seasons. In Ramadan 2020, his TV series La’abat Alnasyan (Forgetting Game) premiered on TV. In Ramadan 2021, Habib wrote and took part as an actor in the radio drama (A’ashan El Big Million) along with Asser Yassin and Nelly Karim which aired on NRJ radio station. Building on its big success in radio, Shahid.net is now working on a TV version of the drama (8 episodes). It is produced by Waleed Moustafa and MBC Studios.
In 2021, Tamer was selected to be a jury member at the Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts. Before that, Tamer joined the jury panel of the Feature Film Competition at the Malmo Arab Film Festival, where he mentored a Scriptwriting Masterclass about Writing Adapted Screenplay that was moderated by Egyptian star Mona Zaki.
Currently, he is working with director Sandra Nashaat on the upcoming film Shellet Lebon. The film is based on Hisham al-Khashin’s book of the same name and headlined by a stellar cast of A-list stars, including Ahmed El-Sakka, Ahmed Ezz, Menna Shalaby, Ruby, and Ghada Adel.
On a parallel note, scriptwriter Tamer Habib is working on the script of film El Baqya Fee Hayatek (I am sorry for Your Loss), marking the first collaboration between him and Marwan Hamed. The film is a black comedy, inspired by a true story that happened to Tamer. He also signed a contract with MBC Studios for the series Utopia, a giant project that features a Pan-Arab cast. The series will be shot in the UAE and is set in 2012, during the events of the Arab Spring.