Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Award-winning Entertainment Journalist Nestor Cuartero Unveils 'PH MOVIE CONFIDENTIAL'


WHY are certain actors typecast?

Is fan mentality an illness?  


Why are some actors afraid of playing gay roles?


What happens after actors have shot an intimate scene?  


Have you considered the evolution of Tagalog film titles, from 'Nabasag ang Banga' to 'Pag-ibig sa Kapirasong Banig' to 'The Panti Sisters'?

These are a few of the issues that veteran entertainment journalist Nestor Cuartero presents in his first movie book, PH MOVIE CONFIDENTIAL. 



The book will be launched on March 8 at the FDCP Cinematheque in Manila in cooperation with the Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors (SPEEd).


The slim volume of 130 glossy pages, says Nestor, is a humble collection of essays about trends, practices, beliefs, quirks and movements that helped shape the Philippine movie industry then (and now). The book is partially the result of his having been an avid moviegoer for the past six decades.


He writes, Let's just say a good chunk of those years had been spent as a close, firsthand observer of the industry as a working journalist covering the entertainment beat.


Published by Ultimate Learning Series by Carl Balita Review Center(CBRC) in cooperation with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), PH MOVIE CONFIDENTIAL is a partial record of Nestor’s years as a movie fan and entertainment journalist writing for both the Manila Bulletin and Tempo.


It covers a wide range of subjects that could interest, or maybe, inspire fans, students, lovers and researchers of Philippine movies about what was and what could still become.



Nestor Cuartero is a veteran entertainment journalist who has worked for both print and broadcast media. He was a long-time editor at the Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation, for which he has won several awards in journalism. 

Among these are: Grand Prize in Primer Premio de Periodismo given by Instituto Cervantes in 2000; First Prize in the 2007 La Sallian Scholarum Awards for coverage of youth and education issues in media; 2010 Binhi Awards’ Environment Journalist of the Year from the Philippine Agricultural Journalists (PAJ). 


The book, which sells at a promotional price of 400 pesos onlyper copy (excluding shipping), can be sourced at over 100 CBRC schools all over the Philippines. Orders are also welcome through nescuar@yahoo.com or via mobile phone 0917-800-5986. 

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