Meet the Speakers of the 2nd Philippine Cinema Sessions

After its successful run last September 2016, Yabang Pinoy’s Philippine Cinema Sessions, the two-day session where participants are offered the opportunity to grasp the ideas, techniques, and processes of acclaimed filmmakers is back with a new set of speakers. It will be held on September 9 and 10 (Saturday-Sunday) at Globe Tower, Taguig City. Meet the 9 speakers for the second edition of the Philippine Cinema Sessions: 1. … Continue reading Meet the Speakers of the 2nd Philippine Cinema Sessions

A Creative New Era In Philippine Entertainment for The IdeaFirst Company

It’s a brave new world for Philippine entertainment.  With independent films becoming mainstream blockbusters and digital shows becoming talk-of-the-town hit programs, audiences are now clamoring for fresh and innovative content.  One Philippine company that’s poised to meet this challenge is The IdeaFirst Company of award-winning writer-director Jun Robles Lana and award-winning producer-director Perci Intalan. “Artists are now the stars of Philippine showbiz,” says Direk Perci.  … Continue reading A Creative New Era In Philippine Entertainment for The IdeaFirst Company

#AMU23B Writer Jen Chuaunsu to Talk About Screenwriting at the 2nd Philippine Cinema Sessions

She’s the writer of the QCinema 2015 sleeper hit Sleepless that went on to becoming Cine Lokal’s biggest hit. She also wrote QCinema 2016’s Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B that is now playing in cinemas nationwide as an official entry to the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino. She’s also the writer of one of Star Cinema’s offering this year, Can We Still Be Friends? She is Jen Chuaunsu. And she’s the … Continue reading #AMU23B Writer Jen Chuaunsu to Talk About Screenwriting at the 2nd Philippine Cinema Sessions

Sari Dalena & Keith Sicat Join the 2nd Philippine Cinema Sessions

Next speakers announced are Sari Dalena (Dahling Nick) and Keith Sicat (The Guerilla is a Poet) for Yabang Pinoy’s 2nd Philippine Cinema Sessions. Filmmaking is the ultimate form of storytelling. It makes use of almost all artistic elements — music, design, photography, performance. How does a filmmaker balance these? And where does commerce come into consideration? Let the tandem filmmakers Sari Dalena (Director, “Ang Kababaihan ng Malolos” … Continue reading Sari Dalena & Keith Sicat Join the 2nd Philippine Cinema Sessions

“Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B” Director Prime Cruz at the 2nd Philippine Cinema Sessions

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino entry Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B director Prime Cruz is announced as the second speaker for Yabang Pinoy’s 2nd Philippine Cinema Sessions. Speaker 2 is PRIME CRUZ Filmmaking is a form of storytelling. It should present characters, settings and a story that will captivate the audience. We will guide you in fishing out the almost invisible line of relationship that connects the … Continue reading “Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B” Director Prime Cruz at the 2nd Philippine Cinema Sessions

Writer & Director Chris Martinez First Speaker of the 2nd Philippine Cinema Sessions

Acclaimed writer and director known for Here Comes the Bride and Kimmy Dora, Chris Martinez is announced as the first speaker for the second Philippine Cinema Sessions. Comedy is one of the most challenging genres to execute, most think it’s easier to make people cry than to make them laugh. Journey into the depths of comedy and learn important elements in making a good comedic film from the … Continue reading Writer & Director Chris Martinez First Speaker of the 2nd Philippine Cinema Sessions

IN PHOTOS: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino at the Park

In line with the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, the Film Development Council of the Philippines held a one-day Pista at the Park last August 13, 2017, Sunday at the Rizal Park in Manila. It was be a celebration of our country’s fiesta culture, as well as showcase of the PPP films. This was open to the public with free admission. But in case you were not in the event, like me, the Film Development … Continue reading IN PHOTOS: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino at the Park

HOOQ Joins the World Premiere of “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

PHILIPPINES, 05 July 2017. HOOQ, the largest video-on-demand service in Southeast Asia recently brought Filipino social media superstars Donnalyn Bartolome and Wil Dasovich to the world premiere of Spider-Man Homecoming last June 28, 2017 at the TCL Chinese Theaters in Hollywood, U.S.A. for a once in a lifetime experience. Joining them were Sheila Paul, Head of Marketing for HOOQ Philippines and YouTube producer/manager Jako de Leon. … Continue reading HOOQ Joins the World Premiere of “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

HOOQ Filmmakers Guild Reveals Erik Matti as the First Judge for the Philippines

PHILIPPINES, 03 July 2017 HOOQ – the largest Video on Demand service in South East Asia – today announces their latest addition to the judging panel is renowned director Erik Matti who will lend his hand in the selection progress of this South-East Asia wide project that aims at turning the most imaginative TV series ideas of filmmakers into reality, thus celebrating Asia, the nation … Continue reading HOOQ Filmmakers Guild Reveals Erik Matti as the First Judge for the Philippines

Star Movies is Now Fox Movies, Celebrates New Look on June 10

(Philippines – June 10, 2017) – Home to the most popular and critically acclaimed films in the Philippines, Star Movies officially changes to FOX Movies on 10 June 2017. To celebrate, FOX Movies will show 52 blockbuster movie titles for 52 nights, beginning 10 June to 31 July. Tune in for an exclusive nightly line-up of the best Hollywood hits, including 24 blockbuster film premieres … Continue reading Star Movies is Now Fox Movies, Celebrates New Look on June 10