NCCA, FDCP to bring back restored Filipino films to big screen  

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), through the Metropolitan Theater (MET), and the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) partnered in strengthening Filipino films through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) last August 31, 2022 held at the MET. The MOU signing was led by NCCA and National Historical Commission of the …

Resorts World Manila to Newport World Resorts: Ushering an extraordinary beginning  

On Wednesday, the country’s premier lifestyle and entertainment destination, Resorts World Manila (RWM) is setting a new milestone in the company’s continuing history by rebranding into Newport World Resorts. Having successfully pioneered the integrated resort concept in the Philippines back in 2009, the well-established brand is taking a bold step into newer and bigger things. …

Notable feat in Asian cinema: Alemberg Ang is first Filipino filmmaker at European producers workshop to produce Afghan docu

For the first time in history, a Filipino film producer has been accepted into the prestigious European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE) Producers Workshop 2022; making this feat even more significant is the fact that the producer’s project is a collaboration with a filmmaker from Afghanistan.  Multi-awarded film producer Alemberg “Alem” Ang, the third Southeast Asian to …

Microcinema Cinema ’76 finally reopens after almost two years

Who misses the halls and comfy seats of Cinema ’76? Good news because they’re finally back after almost two years! Movie lovers’ best-kept secret, Cinema ‘76 Film Society, has finally reopened its Anonas branch in Quezon City, after almost two years of halted operations due to the pandemic. The microcinema, known as a populist venue …

Cinemas to strictly enforce health protocols as they welcome vaccinated audiences this November 10

MANILA, October 20, 2021 — Now that cinemas are allowed to reopen in the National Capital Region (NCR) after being shut down for a year and seven months, theater operators are leaving no stone unturned to ensure the safety of moviegoers and cinema employees. “That is the main goal right now,” says Charmaine Bauzon, president …

Globe, OMB, AVIA-CAP aim #PlayItRight vs Illicit Streaming Devices

Globe announced its partnership with Optical Media Board (OMB), and Asia Video Industry Association’s (AVIA) Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) at the 1st Industry 4.0 Summit to educate the public through #PlayItRight against the proliferation of Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs) in both online and retail markets. ISDs are set-top boxes or Android TV boxes are configured …

Filipino Film Projects Awarded at Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum

Filipino film projects and filmmakers were well-recognized in the recently concluded Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), especially with Adolf Alix, Jr.’s Circa and Mikhail Red’s The Grandstand which received awards during the HAF Awarding Ceremony last March 20 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Circa Director Adolfo Alix, Jr. and Producer Didier Costet at the 17th HAF …

HOOQ calls for entries from Filipino Talents for Season 2 of Filmmakers Guild

Manila 23 June 2018 HOOQ – the largest Video-on-Demand service in Southeast Asia – is embarking on Season 2 of the HOOQ Filmmakers Guild search for five scripts to be produced into pilot episodes. With the success of the pilot season, HOOQ Filmmakers Guild once again gives filmmakers and film students a chance to turn …

SM Cinema Installs Life-Size Star Wars Starfighters in Malls

Jedis and Siths, this is not a mind trick: SM Cinema is mounting life-size spaceships in their malls as a tribute to the upcoming and highly-anticipated sequel, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” As SM Cinema brings the 8th instalment of Star Wars from the big screen to real life, fans can experience the full-scale X-Wing and TIE Silencer …

SM Cinema Treats Moviegoers to 30% Off Every Monday & Tuesday

SM Cinema shakes away the Monday blues and Tuesday terrors by treating patrons to 30% discounts on movies! You can now watch your most-awaited films at IMAX, Director’s Club Cinema, and SM Cinema at a fraction of the cost on their first screening every Monday and Tuesday. Creating fun and memorable experiences, SM Cinema lets you enjoy movies …