Monday, May 28, 2018

Dessa, Katrina at Hazel Faith, magpi-perform... RHIAN, magsisilbing host sa idaraos na 'Nominees Night' ng 2nd EDDYS

MAGSASAMA-SAMA sa gaganaping "Nominees Night" ang mga nominado sa 14 kategorya ng 2nd EDDYS (Entertainment Editors’ Choice) bago ang pinaka-aabangang gabi ng parangal.


Sa pakikipagtulungan ng Film Development Council of the Philippines, Globe, OneMega Group at Wish 107.5 FM station, rarampa ang mga nominado sa idaraos na "Nominees Night" sa June 3, 5 p.m., sa 38 Valencia Events Place, Quezon City.


Dito personal na ipamamahagi ng mga opisyal na SPEEd at ng FDCP, sa pangunguna ni Chairman Liza Dino, ang certificates of nomination.

Magsisilbing host ang Kapuso actress na si Rhian Ramos. Ilan sa guest performers ay sina Dessa, Katrina "Suklay Diva" Velarde at ang singer-actress-songwriter na si Hazel Faith.


Magkakaroon din ng pagkakataon ang mga nominado na mainterbyu sa loob ng pamosong Wish Bus mula naman sa fastest-growing FM station na Wish 107.5. 

Samantala, ang awards night para sa 2nd EDDYS ay magaganap sa darating na Hulyo, sa pakikipagtulungan pa rin ng FDCP at ng Globe sa pamamagitan ni Senior Vice-President Yoly Crisanto.  


Pagkatapos ng awards night, magkakaroon ng bonggang after-party na tatawaging The EDDYS Mega Party, sa pangunguna ng OneMega Group.

Sa direksyon ni Paolo Valenciano, inaasahang mas magiging malaki at mas exciting ang ikalawang pagbibigay parangal ng SPEEd sa mga natatangi at de-kalidad na pelikula noong 2017.

Ang Globe Studios ang major presenter habang ang Wish naman ang hahawak sa production ng 2nd EDDYS.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Optical Media Board supports Globe's anti-piracy advocacy '#PlayItRight'

THE Optical Media Board (OMB) expressed recently its full support to the #PlayItRight anti-piracy advocacy of Globe Telecom by helping educate the general public against malware, cyber security threats and access to illegal digital content and torrent sites.

Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu said that the support of OMB, a government agency dedicated to combat piracy, is a big boost to the #PlayItRight campaign.

“We are grateful to OMB for recognizing our advocacy on anti-piracy. Our partnership will reinforce our educational drive against the illegal distribution of copy-righted content to a greater reach,” Cu explained.

“The internet has become the main source of almost all the copy right infringement content nowadays and we need all the help we can get. We are encouraging the OMB to invite other stakeholders as well such as the cinemas to collaborate with our education drive to target the moviegoers,” Cu added.

OMB Chair & CEO Atty. Anselmo B. Adriano said that the biggest problem of OMB is the big market for pirated videos out there because people don’t know why they should not buy pirated materials.

“In as much as we try to be creative in our enforcement and disrupt the distribution chain and the retail chain for pirated video, there is still a big market for it. This is why we need to target the market through education. This is the reason why we are partnering with other organizations and companies like Globe to push for more education,” Adriano exclaimed.

The OMB will also actively participate in the Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP) of Globe that teaches responsible use of the internet to children in public schools by including illegal downloading of illegal content online in the training module.

Having partnered with global and local content creators and distributors for its content business, Globe has taken an active role in promoting legitimate sources of online content. In 2017, the company launched the #PlayItRight advocacy to help the entertainment industry curb piracy and protect intellectual property rights.

The OMB has been successful in curbing out pirated movies, music and software in DVDs nationwide and educating the public against illegal cam cording in cinemas through the years. The OMB is created pursuant to Republic Act No. 9239 under the Office of the President to regulate the production, use and distribution of optical and magnetic media in the country.

Sunday, May 20, 2018


DEADPOOL comic creator Rob Liefeld is a fan of his character’s movies. “Ryan made “Deadpool” a little dirtier. He brings that extra-edgy material that works. He’s perfect for it. They’ve taken great liberties with the R-rating and I think it found its own niche. I’m thrilled that there’s this different muscle that Fox gets to work out,” enthuses Liefeld.


“I am an artist who wanted to write because I got control of the content of my visuals,” continues Liefeld. “That’s where the battle is won - the visuals win the day in terms of cool. I still turn my head at a cool “Deadpool” drawing, whether I drew it or not or if I see him in real life. That red and black looks magnificent. While “Deadpool” spans comic books to actions figures, The best version is what they’ve done with these films because they’ve put the utmost care and love into them and they haven’t betrayed the comic. They take some liberties, but they’re sticking true to the sources, and they should, because there is a fan base out there. X-Force is the second best-selling comic of all time. I thought that would not stand. Twenty six years later, now I know it’s never going to fall.”

As well as giving Deadpool and Cable life, Rob Liefeld also created Domino, introducing her in New Mutants #98, the same issue in which Deadpool debuted. Liefeld says, “Deadpool took everybody down in the course of 10 pages, and Domino took Deadpool down in one page! She’s capable. She can go toe-to-toe with anybody, especially Deadpool and Cable. She is a badass combatant with a unique power. It’s an unknown power of probabilities, kind of a luck power. She’s wonderfully unpredictable in that way.”

Liefeld was delighted with the casting of Zazie Beetz. “I cheered the day they cast her. I thought, ‘she’s perfect,’ because who else is going to stand toe-to-toe with Ryan and take none of his crap? And Zazie as Domino has achieved that. It’s just a great dynamic.”
“I feel very honored to be bringing the role to life,” says Beetz, “And be the first live action Domino, to be entrusted with that. I’m black, and she doesn’t look black. That did concern me, but I really appreciated it when Rob Liefeld told me that he’d never assigned a race to her. And if you read the comics, she has different aliases that are very international names.”

“Domino is lucky,” says Beetz. “I think that because she’s sort of jaded, she takes it for granted. She’s sarcastic and sardonic. She goes head to head with Deadpool, and doesn’t take his shit. Domino does her own thing. She’s not really a sidekick, she holds her own. She’s a mercenary and does her job and then heads out. She knows what she’s got, and it’s interesting because that can open up the discussion of where does that luck end and begin? Because her past is quite tragic. I find it an interesting juxtaposition. She’s lucky, but to what extent? If everything just works out for you, then what’s the point in even being motivated to do anything? She struggles with that a lot.”

From 20th Century Fox, “Deadpool 2” is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide.  Also available in IMAX screens. 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

SPEEd at Globe Studios, may libreng film showing sa FDCP seminar-workshop

BILANG bahagi ng inaabangang 2nd EDDYS (Entertainment Editors’ Choice) ng Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors (SPEEd), magkakaroon ng special screening para sa dalawang nominadong Best Film sa two-day workshop ng Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).
Mapapanood ang "Birdshot" ng TBA Production sa ‪May 26, 6 p.m. at "Deadma Walking" ng T-Rex Entertainment sa ‪May 27 sa Cinematheque Center Manila ng FDCP.
Ang libreng film showing ay bahagi ng #playitright anti-piracy campaign ng Globe.

Ipalalabas ang dalawang nominadong pelikula pagkatapos ng nakatakdang seminar-workshop ng FDCP para sa mga film enthusiast.
Sa ‪May 26 (9 a.m.-12 noon‬), tatalakayin ang aspeto ng Musical Score kasama si Teresa Barrozo; at Sound Design (‪2 p.m.-5 p.m.‬) kasama si Immanuel Verona.
Sa ‪May 27 (9 a.m.-12 noon‬), magkakaroon ng workshop sa Acting kasama si Anthony Falcon; at Cinematography (‪2 p.m.-5 p.m.‬), sa pamamahala ni Rain Yamson II.

Samantala, bago ang The EDDYS, nakatakdang idaos ang Nominees Night sa ‪June 3, 5 p.m.‬, sa 38 Valencia Events Place, Quezon City.
Makakatuwang pa rin dito ng SPEEd ang FDCP, kung saan ibibigay ng mga opisyales ng SPEEd at ni Chairman Liza Dino ang certificates of nomination sa lahat ng mga nominado.
Ang awards night para sa 2nd EDDYS ay magaganap sa darating na Hulyo, sa pakikipagtulungan nina Chairman Liza at Globe Senior Vice-President Yoly Crisanto.
Pagkatapos ng awards night, magkakaroon ng bonggang after-party na tatawaging The EDDYS Mega Party, sa pangunguna ng OneMega Group.
Sa direksyon ni Paolo Valenciano, inaasahang mas magiging malaki at mas exciting ang ikalawang pagbibigay parangal ng SPEEd sa mga natatangi at de-kalidad na pelikula noong 2017.
Ang Globe Studios ang major presenter habang ang fastest-growing FM station na Wish 107.5 naman ang hahawak sa production ng 2nd EDDYS.

(published @ People's Balita - May 21, 2018)

Friday, May 18, 2018

DINGDONG and ANNE, together in much-awaited romantic-drama 'SID & AYA (NOT A LOVE STORY)'

VIVA Films brings together on screen the Princess of All Media, Anne Curtis and the 49th Box Office Entertainment Awards’ Film Actor of the Year, Dingdong Dantes in this year’s much-awaited romantic-drama, “SID & AYA (NOT A LOVE STORY),” which opens in theaters nationwide on May 30.

From the screenplay and direction of box-office writer / director Irene Villamor (Camp Sawi and Meet Me In St. Gallen), Anne and Dingdong went to Japan to shoot some of the movie’s important scenes.
In the story, Dingdong plays Sid, an insomniac, while Anne portrays the role of Aya, the mysterious woman Sid meets and asks to spend time with him as he battles with those long, sleepless and empty nights.

The film’s tagline about it not being a love story is as intriguing as Anne and Dingdong’s first major big screen pairing.
The description that went with the full trailer of “Sid & Aya…” on YouTube, is indeed enough to tickle the imagination of moviegoers.
Anne and Dingdong first worked together years ago in the teen-oriented TV show, “TGIS,” where they were given different partners. “SID & AYA…” is their first-ever screen pairing much to the delight of their huge following.

Based on the trailer released recently by VIVA Films, Anne and Dingdong displayed such strong chemistry, especially in scenes that are sizzlingly romantic.
But as Dingdong’s character Sid tells us, “Hindi naman lahat ng may ‘I love you,’ ay  love story na, eh.”
So, better watch and discover the mystery surrounding Sid and Aya’s relationship when the film, “SID & AYA (NOT A LOVE STORY),” opens in theaters nationwide starting May 30, only from VIVA Films.

Catch the stars of “SID & AYA (NOT A LOVE STORY)” on their upcoming movie tour on May 19 (Sat), 5PM at SM City Dasmariñas; May 20 (Sun), 4PM at Ayala Malls Cloverleaf; May 26 (Sat), 4PM at Gateway Cineplex and 6PM at Ayala Malls Feliz;    May 27 (Sun) 4PM at SM City Bicutan and 6PM at SM City Sta. Rosa.
“SID & AYA (NOT A LOVE STORY)” will have a Red Carpet Premiere on May 28 (Mon), 7:30PM, at TriNoma Cinema 7.

Catch “SID & AYA (NOT A LOVE STORY)” in Middle East theaters starting June 7. US screenings start on June 8. It will also be released soon in Rome, Italy and Hongkong.
For further details, please like and follow the official social media accounts of Viva Films, 
Facebook: VIVAFilms and on Twitter & IG: viva_films.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Superstar Nora Aunor signs contract with GMA for the primetime drama series 'Onanay'

SUPERSTAR Ms. Nora Aunor has signed a contract last Thursday (May 10) for GMA Network's upcoming primetime drama series, Onanay.

Present in the contract signing were GMA Entertainment Content Group Senior Vice President Lilybeth G. Rasonable, GMA Assistant Vice President for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy and Senior Program Manager Helen Rose S. Sese.

Onanay is a heart-warming and different kind of story of love and acceptance between a mother who suffers from Achondroplasia, a bone growth disorder that stunted her growth and her two daughters who grew up physically normal despite the mother’s condition. It shows the infinite and unconditional love that a mother has, and that there is nothing she won’t sacrifice for her children.

Ms. Aunor plays a very special role in the series as Nelia, a loving and caring grandmother who is kind yet willing to fight for what is right and will do everything for her family.

The Superstar is proud to be part of the Network’s first series that tackles this disorder that will affect the lives of the main characters. “Napakasaya ko po dahil binigyan ako ng pagkakataon ng GMA 7 na magkaroon ng bagong show. Gusto ko 'yung teleserye at maganda 'yung istorya. Tungkol ito sa kung paano magmahal ang isang ina sa isang anak, at kung paano ipagtanggol ang isang anak ng ina,” she says.

Ms. Aunor is also very happy and excited to work with some of the Network’s sought-after and talented artists. “Dahil sa tagal na hindi ako gumawa ng mga ganitong serye, kabado po ako at dito sa bagong show, ‘yung mga bata na ang nakakasama ko. May kaba pero excited din dahil maganda ang kwento.”

She also adds that everyone is giving their very best in this project and the show will definitely tug the viewers’ hearts, “Sa aking palagay lamang, itong ginagawa namin, sabi nga nila, 'pag puso 'yung pinagsama sa isang proyekto, walang tatalo diyan, kasi andiyan 'yung pagmamahalan, 'yung tulungan, walang lamangan.”

Under the helm of Ms. Gina Alajar, Ms. Aunor will be joined by Mikee Quintos, Kate Valdez and Ms. Cherie Gil. The series also introduces newest Kapuso, Jo Berry who auditioned for the role of Onay, the vertically challenged daughter of Nelia.

Completing the cast are Gardo Versoza, Wendell Ramos, Rochelle Pangilinan, Vaness del Moral, Enrico Cuenca and special guest Adrian Alandy. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

SPEEd, nakipag-sanib pwersa sa Globe Studios, FDCP at WISH para sa 2nd EDDYS

NAKIPAG-SANIB pwersa ang Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors (SPEEd) sa malalaking pangalan sa industriya ng show business para sa pinakaaabangang 2nd Eddys (Entertainment Editors’ Choice) na gaganapin sa Hulyo.
Sa direksyon ni Paolo Valenciano, inaasahang mas magiging malaki at mas exciting ang ikalawang pagbibigay parangal ng SPEEd sa mga natatangi at de-kalidad na pelikula na ipinalabas noong 2017.

Ang Globe Studios ang major presenter ng 2nd Eddys’ Choice habang ang fastest growing FM station na Wish 107.5 naman ang bubuo at hahawak sa production ng event.
Bago ang awards night, magkakaroon muna ng Nominees Night sa June 3, 5 p.m., sa 38 Valencia Events Place, Quezon City. Makakatuwang dito ng SPEEd ang Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), sa pangunguna ni Chairman Liza Dino.
Dito ibibigay ng mga opisyales ng SPEEd at ng FDCP ang certificates of nomination sa lahat ng mga nominado.
Pagkatapos ng awards night, gaganapin ang bonggang after-party na tatawaging The Eddys Mega Party, sa pangunguna ng OneMega Group.
Kaabang-abang din ang special screening ng dalawa sa nominadong Best Film, ang Deadma Walking at Birdshot, sa Cinematheque Center Manila sa May 26 at 27, 6 p.m..
Magkakaroon ng two-day filmmaking seminar-workshop ang SPEEd kasama ang FDCP at Globe sa Cinematheque Center para sa film enthusiasts at #PlayItRight anti-piracy campaign ng higanteng telecom company.
Sa May 26 (9 a.m. - 12 noon), tatalakayin ang aspeto ng Musical Score kasama si Teresa Barrozo; at Sound Design (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.) kasama si Immanuel Verona.
Sa May 27 (9 a.m. - 12 noon), magkakaroon ng workshop sa Acting kasama si Anthony Falcon; at Cinematography (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.), sa pamamahala ni Rain Yamson II.

Kamakailan ay ginanap ang synergy meeting ng 2nd Eddys kasama sina FDCP Chair Liza Dino, Globe Senior Vice-President Yoly Crisanto, Globe campaign specialist Lui Almoite, Archie Carrasco EVP ng OneMega Group, Mimi Miciano ng Wish 107.5 (Project Manager), Karol Ramirez, Ef Orpiada ng FDCP at ang writer ng 2nd Eddys na si Nash Torres.
Ang SPEEd ay binubuo ng mga editor ng tabloid at broadsheet sa bansa. Ang bagong set of officers at members ng SPEEd ay sina: Ian F. Fariñas (People’s Tonight), President; Tessa Mauricio-Arriola (The Manila Times), External Vice President; Salve V. Asis (Pilipino Star Ngayon/Pang-Masa) Internal Vice President; Maricris V. Nicasio (Hataw), Secretary; Gie Trillana (Malaya Business Insight), Asst. Secretary; Dinah Ventura (Daily Tribune), Treasurer; Dondon Sermino (Abante), Asst. Treasurer; Dindo Balares (Balita), PRO; Ervin Santiago (Bandera), Asst. PRO at Rohn Romulo (People’s Balita), Auditor.
Ang Board Members ay sina Jojo Panaligan (Manila Bulletin)at Rito Asilo (Philippine Daily Inquirer). Ang Council of Founding Members ay sina Isah V. Red (The Standard) at Eugene Asis (People’s Journal) at ang tumatayong Adviser ay si Nestor Cuartero (Tempo).

(published @ People's Balita - May 16, 2018)

Thursday, May 10, 2018


THE eight character artworks for Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming heist thriller “Oceans 8” have just been unveiled, each one ready to steal away your attention.  

Check out the one-sheet posters below and watch “Ocean's 8” in Philippine cinemas June 13.
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Gary Ross directs the film starring Oscar winner Sandra Bullock in the title role, alongside Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, with Rihanna and Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter.  
Five years, eight months, 12 days...and counting.  That’s how long Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) has been devising the biggest heist of her life.
She knows what it’s going to take—a team of the best in their field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller (Cate Blanchett).  Together, they recruit a crew of specialists: jeweler Amita (Kaling); street con Constance (Awkwafina); expert fence Tammy (Paulson); hacker Nine Ball (Rihanna); and fashion designer Rose (Bonham Carter).
The target is a cool $150 million dollars in diamonds—diamonds that will be around the neck of world-famous actress Daphne Kluger (Hathaway), who will be centerstage at the event of the year, the Met Gala.
The plan is rock solid, but everything will need to be flawless if the team is going to get in and get away with the ice.  All in plain sight.
“Ocean’s 8” also stars James Corden as an insurance investigator trying to put the pieces together, and Richard Armitage as Kluger’s unwitting date at the Gala.
Ross directs from a screenplay he wrote with Olivia Milch (upcoming “Dude”), with Steven Soderbergh and Jon Kilik producing, Michael Tadross, Susan Ekins, Sandra Bullock, Diana Alvarez and Bruce Berman executive producing, and Milch co-producing.  Filming is taking place in and around New York City.
“Ocean’s 8” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


Monday, May 7, 2018


LIFE finds a way, or so the tagline says in the new posters of Universal Pictures action adventure  Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster hit, Jurassic World.

Check out the one-sheets below and watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in Philippine cinemas June 6, 2018.

Stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return alongside executive producers Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Pratt and Howard are joined by co-stars James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, while BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles.

It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before.  Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), the epic action-adventure is written by Jurassic World’s director, Trevorrow, and its co-writer, Derek Connolly.  Producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley once again partner with Spielberg and Trevorrow in leading the team of filmmakers for this stunning installment. Belén Atienza joins the team as a producer.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook at

Saturday, May 5, 2018


MARVEL Studios has just released the brand new official trailer and main poster of its upcoming action-adventure “Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer,” the highly anticipated sequel to the 2015 hit, Marvel Studios' “Ant-Man.”

Check out the new trailer and poster below, and watch “Ant-Man and the Wasp” in Philippine cinemas this July 2018.

About Marvel Studios' “Ant-Man and The Wasp”

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choice as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.

Ant-Man and the Wasp” is directed by Peyton Reed and stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John Kamen, Abby Ryder-Forston, Randall Park, with Michelle Pfeiffer, with Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas.

Kevin Feige is producing with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Charles Newirth, and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Chris McKenna & Eric Sommers, Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari wrote the screenplay.

Friday, May 4, 2018


FOR the Film Development Council of the Philippines, the positive response to the first year of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) was the beginning of a tradition that not only celebrates Philippine Cinema but actively support its growth and development.
Launched in August 2017, PPP is a seven-day exclusive screening of quality genre Filipino films in all cinemas nationwide in line with the Buwan ng Wika. Now on its second year, FDCP aims to further maximize this time to holistically conduct a series of events and forms of support for Filipino films, from celebratory fiestas for the public to educational fora and conferences for film industry professionals. Pista will run from August 15-21, 2018. As with the usual industry practice, the gross sales from PPP shall be shared only between the film producers and theaters.

During the PPP Media Launch held last May 3, 2018 in Quezon City, FDCP Chairperson Liza Diño emphasized that these endeavors aligned with PPP would allow for Filipino films to truly grow and take the leap from local to international distribution. “PPP comes at an impeccable time especially now that we are celebrating the One Hundred Years of Philippine Cinema. FDCP believes that beyond this centennial, it is high time for us to show the world the best of our films by pushing for international distribution. We want to inspire our filmmakers to reach audiences beyond our borders by producing films that are quality-made, well-developed, and produced with a wide local and global audience in mind. PPP encourages this by becoming their jump-off point,” Diño said.
PPP is a partnership with all theaters in the country and kicks off the season with returning Selection Committee Members editor Manet Dayrit, cinemagrapher Lee Briones, and Director Joey Reyes with two new members - acclaimed Director Carlitos Siguion-Reyna and award-winning actress and producer, Cherie Gil.

With an updated mechanics, PPP is welcoming new films produced from 2017-2018 which will have their Philippine Premiere in Pista. Furthermore, the second year of Sine Kabataan Short Film Competition. For young filmmakers aged 18-30 
will be conducted under FDCP in partnership with The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). As a new feature of the competition, will also have an educational and mentorship component through the Sine Kamp. Singer, actor, and youth advocate Ice Seguerra will serve this year as the Sine Kabataan Ambassador.

As a support to its Filipino producers and on top of providing a nationwide platform for the distribution of their films, FDCP will also offer the chance for selected finalists produced by independent production to apply for a marketing and distribution grant. FDCP will also be committing for all interested PPP finalists to be part of the roster of films to be brought by the Agency in international film markets to support the producers in securing international distributors and agents.
Another big event in line with the PPP is the Film Industry Conference (FIC), a two-day conference that offers both local and international perspectives on how to further strengthen Filipino filmmaking. It will focus on perspectives and will feature speakers from the Asian region, discussions will zero in on topics on filmmaking, from regional distribution, and regional co-productions to script development and film criticism and will be held from August 17-18, 2018.

PPP will again be supported this year by different government local government units and agencies, and by Globe Telecom with its Play It Right campaign against online piracy.
“With all of these added events and features of Pista, we hope for the Filipino audiences and film industry professionals alike to take this opportunity to both celebrate Philippine cinema in our country and take an active part in its next great steps towards international recognition and distribution,” Diño added.
The eight (8) selected films will be announced by the first week of July 2018. 

ARJO, excited at kinakabahan na maka-trabaho si MARICEL

NOONG April 28, ipinakilala na nga si Arjo Atayde bilang first endorser ng The Origin Series, ang new line of perfume ng Beautederm na ginanap sa Relish Restaurant, na may tatlong scent, ang Alpha, Radix at Dawn.

Infairness, pinabongga ang pagwi-welcome kay Arjo na maging part ng growing family na Beautederm na pag-aari ng nice and lovable na si Ms. Rhea Anicoche-Tan, dahil tulad ng ginawa niya kina Matt Evans, Carlo Aquino at Sylvia Sanchez, naglalakihang billboards ang kanilang pinagawa.
May video rin na nilabas para sa pag-i-endorse ni Arjo ng bagong produkto. Bongga rin ang presscon, hindi nagtipid sa foods at may pa-raffle pa, kaya nagmistulang Christmas in April, kaya tuwang-tuwa ang mga nagsipagdalo sa launching.
Anyway, hindi naiwasang tanungin si Arjo tungkol sa kanyang first showbiz girlfriend na Sammie Rimando na member ng Girltrends na napapanood sa It's Showtime.

Pero kahit alam na ng lahat ang kanilang relasyon, gusto pa rin niyang maging pribado ito.
“I’m not open talking about it but I’m open with the idea that everyone knows but talking about it.
“I wanna keep it to myself kasi kahit papaano, even if people knows, I wanna keep my privacy with Sammie.
“The only thing that I can tell you is that, I’m very, very happy.
“I’m more than happy right now and I’m enjoying my work, my family and everything else.
“I’m very blessed and thankful for everything,” pahayag ni Arjo.
Nilinaw din niya na hindi sila nagkaroon ng relasyon ni Sue Ramirez na ka-loveteam niya sa katatapos lang na Hanggang Saan.

“Sue and I are really, really good friends, pahayag ni Arjo.
“I can’t explain po sa inyo how close we got po when we did Hanggang Saan.
“Unbelievable experience. Napakahusay na artista, wala akong masabi.”
Inamin din ni Arjo na bukod kay Sue, dream din niyang maka-partner si Julia Montes, na sa pagkakaalam namin ay may pinaplano ang Regal Entertainment na movie para sa kanila, na hopefully matuloy para ma-check niya ang isa sa nasa bucket list.
Type din niyang makatrabaho someday sina Maja Salvador at Bea Alonzo.
May mga pelikula siyang gagawin this year, pero hindi pa raw pwedeng sabihin kung anu-ano ito. May natapos din siyang movie, na naghihintay lang kung kailan ito ipalalabas, pero siguradong manggugulat na naman siya dito, dahil balitang nakapahusay na naman ng pagkakaganap niya.
Isa pa sa dapat abangan ay ang pagbabalik primetime niya.
Lumabas na kasi na nabanggit na ni Diamond Star Maricel Soriano na siya ang magiging anak sa bagong serye sa ABS-CBN, ang The General’s Daughter.
Kaya nagulat si Arjo nang matanong tungkol dito dahil alam niyang dapat munang ilihim yun. Pero hindi lang niya babanggitin ang role pero tiyak na isa ito sa most challenging na kanyang gagawin.
Kinakabahan na si Arjo at excited na makatrabaho si Maricel at hindi raw niya kung paano ito gagawin.
“Sabi niya, 'You have to believe in yourself,' and she’s there to guide me," ayon sa pahayag niya.

Isa rin sa labis na natutuwa sa pangyayaring ito ang kanyang Mommy Sylvia na naging malapit din sa hinahangaang aktres, may post pa nga ito na naipagluto niya si Maricel at nakapag-kuwentuhan sa pagsasama nila bilang mag-ina.

(published @ People's Balita - May 1, 2018)