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Wilfredo Manalang of the FDCP talks about why movie openings will be moved to Fridays, and the other initiatives of the Council.
As the nation continues to celebrate the centennial of Philippine Cinema, things are just about to get better according to the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).FDCP Chairperson Liza Diño-Seguerra announced in a Facebook post on March 14 that cinemas and ...
Local film producers and distributors agreed to make the change, FDCP Head Liza Diño said.
For the longest time, Filipinos have been going to the cinemas on a weekday to catch the first day showing of new movies.New film releases usually open in local cinemas on Wednesdays, but this will change soon according to Film Development Council ...
Heneral Luna's director, Jerrold Tarog, on the faults of his main character, and why we should not glorify dictators.
Promotions and preparations for the release of my upcoming film, Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral are under way, and along with the expectations and anticpation, I've also had to field criticism as well. Last week, author and De La Salle University professor Leloy Claudio ...
Manet Dayrit, the president and CEO of Central Digital Lab talks about film restoration, what could be the next golden age of Philippine cinema, and Brad Pitt.
Manet Dayrit, the president and CEO of Central Digital Lab talks about film restoration, what could be the next golden age of Philippine cinema, and Brad Pitt.Fill in the blank: if you were not a film editor, you would be… I’ve always ...
The director of the biopic Heneral Luna talks to colleague Monster Jimenez about heroes and career pegs, his preoccupation with the issue of regionalism, and why he might take off the filmmaker's hat in the near future.
This was originally published in the November 2015 issue of Esquire Philippines. ESQUIRE: When I was about to watch Heneral Luna, sabi ko “Oh my god, I’m gonna watch a historical film!” And then, in the last 20 minutes of the film, I ...
The absurd process of how we chose the movies you saw last Christmas.
This was originally published in the December 2015 / January 2016 issue of Esquire Philippines. It’s probably best to get this out of the way: there is nothing particularly sinister going on in the selection of films for the Metro Manila Film Festival. ...
"I broke down for two weeks, in the middle of working on the score."
The independent film Apocalypse Child has been fighting to stay in cinemas for the past week, as major theaters slowly pull it out to make way for more and more of Doctor Strange. And the struggle is real—it’s a beautiful film that ...
The controversial actor describes the angels and demons in his lifelong arch of stumble and stir.
Back when I was a college junior, I had a classmate who wrote a play with Baron Geisler in mind for the lead. It wasn’t some cutesy 15-minuter, mind you. It was a full-length piece, in iambic pentameter if I remember correctly, ...
Esquire sits down with Jennylyn Mercado, the actress who plays the role of cinema's lovable sweetheart, and the roles of both parents to seven-year-old Jazz.
It’s difficult to set up some personal interview time with Jennylyn Mercado. It’s damn near impossible, actually, with her schedule plotted out to the last minute—her week is entirely filled with tapings, rehearsals, and shoots; squeezed in is some time for working ...
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