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Pinoy DP on shooting ‘Pele’ biopic in Brazil

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A SCENE from the coming “Pele,” Jeff and Michael Zimbalist’s film on the younger years of the soccer legend, which was lensed by Matthew Libatique, first Filipino to get a major Oscar nomination— in 2011, for “Black Swan.”

In this conclusion of my column on award-winning director of photography (DP), Matthew Libatique, I share his thoughts about his Filipino roots and lensing “Pele,” the film focusing on the Brazilian soccer legend’s younger years, from his boyhood to his first World Cup victory in 1958.

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A biopic on National Artist Ishmael Bernal in the works

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BERNAL (in dark shirt) on the set of “Himala” with his star, Nora Aunor (center). FROM THE BOOK, “SA PUSO NG HIMALA”

A biopic on the late National Artist for Film Ishmael Bernal is in the pipeline, to be written by Ricky Lee, produced by Joji Alonso and directed by Chris Martinez.

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British director to do Fil-Am Olympic hero’s biopic

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Victoria Manalo Draves will be portrayed by actress Georgina Tolentino.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

An Oscar-nominated and Sundance award-winning British filmmaker will be working on a biographical film about Victoria Manalo Draves, the Filipino-American who was the first Asian-American to win Olympic gold medals for the United States.

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Jobs better at keeping personal life private than me – Kutcher

Actor Ashton Kutcher is interviewed as he attends a special screening of "JOBS" hosted by The Wall Street Journal at the Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in New York. AP

After embodying Steve Jobs in his new movie, Ashton Kutcher came to admire how the Apple Computer founder was able to balance his public and personal lives.

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Biopic makes Lacson richer by P7M in 2012

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Senator Panfilo  Lacson. FILE PHOTO

Senator Panfilo Lacson became richer by P7 million in 2012 after getting a royalty for a movie about his life as a fugitive three years ago.

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Steve Jobs bio film set for April release

Steve Jobs. AP FILE PHOTO

The first film based on the life of legendary Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will be released in April, according to a distribution deal for “jOBS” announced on Thursday.

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Arnel Pineda and why he didn’t stop believing

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Arnel Pineda’s story is one for the history books. Having lived a mostly hand-to-mouth existence after his mother died when he was only 13 years old, Arnel’s life made a dramatic turn about five years ago when he was plucked from obscurity to become the lead singer of the quintessential American rock band Journey. Thanks [...]

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Lohan to play Elizabeth Taylor in biopic

In this Feb. 8, 2012 file photo, actress Lindsay Lohan attends amfAR's New York gala benefit at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Lohan will portray Elizabeth Taylor in a Lifetime film about her love affair with actor Richard Burton. AP

Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan will portray Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor in a television movie about her romance with actor Richard Burton, Lifetime said Monday.

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Arnel Pineda will be with Journey ‘for as long as they want me’

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Arnel Pineda

“It’s such a raw film. They were able to show my emotions.” Arnel Pineda was talking to The FilAm about his biopic, “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey,” directed by Ramona Diaz. The movie, which screens April 19 at the Tribeca Film Festival, chronicles his rise from a hard-luck pizza joint singer to front man for one of America’s legendary rock bands.

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