By Bayani San Diego Jr.
There’s good and bad news for the Philippine contingent headed to the Cannes fest later this month. Only hours after the Inquirer Entertainment story “Rocky Road to Cannes” came out on Monday, an anonymous donor extended assistance to the three Filipino filmmakers—Lav Diaz, Adolfo Alix Jr. and Erik Matti—who were having difficulty raising funds [...]
Ruben Nepales, our man in Hollywood, covers the 85th Academy Awards tomorrow, Monday, for PDI via Twitter, Inquirer SMS Alert Service, INQUIRER.Net, Radyo Inquirer and Inquirer. For red carpet, backstage and after-party tidbits, check out @InqEnt on Twitter. More exhaustive reports will appear in INQUIRER.net and PDI.
The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s first-ever Popcorn Night Monday will feature a special invitational screening of Manuel Conde’s 1950 masterpiece “Genghis Khan,” considered the “Holy Grail” in Filipino film archiving.
YOUTUBE diva Zendee Rose Tenerefe posted on Twitter twice: “I love Philippine Daily Inquirer.” She also wrote on Facebook: “I consider it a big achievement to come out on the front page of the Inquirer two days in a row. Thank you for the carabao stuffed toy and the framed front page. I felt how proud you were of me.”
“My Filipino Connection: The Philippines in Hollywood,” the first book of Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) columnist and Los Angeles correspondent Ruben V. Nepales, will be launched in New York on Wednesday, May 30, 6 p.m., at the Philippine Center on 556 Fifth Avenue.