By Marinel R. Cruz
Aimed at “enlivening and accelerating the growth of the industry,” the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) recently organized a film-financing meet that was attended by representatives of local and foreign production outfits, announced FDCP chair Briccio Santos.
Turkey’s Islamic-rooted government has banned Danish director Lars Von Trier’s controversial movie “Nymphomaniac” from theaters for its extensive nudity and no-holds-barred sex scenes, drawing accusations of censorship.
Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o was hailed as a national hero on Monday for stunning Hollywood in her big-screen debut and scooping the best supporting actress Oscar for her role as an abused servant in “12 Years a Slave.”
The following is a list of key quotes from the 86th Academy Awards held Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood:
Here are some details about the Oscars and the 86th Academy Awards show, in numbers.
An annual prize will award $45,000 to a playwright in honor of Oscar-winning American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died this February from a suspected heroin overdose.
Anwar Congo makes no secret of the fact that he killed about 1,000 people with his bare hands, boasting about the methods he used to murder alleged communists in 1960s Indonesia.
Irish rock veterans U2 will play their Oscar-nominated song “Ordinary Love” from the movie “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” at this year’s Academy Awards, organizers announced Wednesday.
By Emmie G. Velarde
What is a creature or cloth simulation artist? Can a person be both? And should this matter to a moviegoer?
By Andy Bais
Raffy Tugado, bank employee: “I don’t understand why there are so many local groups handing out awards for film excellence. Time was when there were only a few of them, like the Famas, Catholic Mass Media Awards and Urian. Now, we also have those coming from the Film Academy of the Philippines, Young Critics Circle, Star Awards, Entertainment Press, Pasado, Gawad Tanglaw and more.
By Mico Letargo
Filipino-American filmmaker Ryan Matthew Moore has always dreamed of honoring Filipino cinema. But having been born and raised in Southern California, his ideas for a dream project during his early years as a young filmmaker were vague at best.
Two brothers charged with trying to extort nearly $13,000 from Hollywood director Michael Bay while he was shooting the latest “Transformers” film in Hong Kong have pleaded not guilty, local media reported Tuesday.