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PH, Hollywood, Japanese film project launched

A landmark film coproduction agreement was recently signed by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and international producers Global Motion Pictures Ltd. and Cinema Veritas. Briccio G. Santos (pictured), chair of the FDCP, said he hopes the film production would begin before the end of the year. photo by RICHARD REYES

A landmark film coproduction agreement was recently signed by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and international producers Global Motion Pictures Ltd. and Cinema Veritas.

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Japan fest opens today; 2011 quake films, anime, docus, a Cannes winner lined up

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“LIKE Father, Like Son”

This year’s Eiga Sai, aka the Japanese Film Festival, presents its largest lineup (16 movies) in 16 years, according to Yukie Mitomi, Japan Foundation assistant director. “Most of the films are fairly recent, produced between 2009 and 2014,” Mitomi told the Inquirer. Centerpiece of the fest, set at the Shangri-La Plaza Mall cineplex starting today till July 13, is Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Like Father, Like Son”—winner [...]

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McCartney gets back to health, leaves Japan

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Music legend Paul McCartney is over an illness that forced the cancellation of his Asian tour and has left Japan, the concert organizer said Tuesday.

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2 members of Japanese pop group AKB48 attacked

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Two members of the all-female Japanese pop group AKB48 and one staffer have been injured by a saw-wielding man at a fan event.

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Virus-hit McCartney cancels two Japan concerts

Paul McCartney (AP File Photo)

Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney cancelled a scheduled concert in Tokyo for the second night in row Sunday after contracting a virus, saying he was “sorry” for letting fans down.

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