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Film academy to Congress: Probe MMFF funds release

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LEO MARTINEZ

The Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) has asked Congress to investigate the release of proceeds amounting to P82.7 million from screenings of Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entries in previous years, and to stop some festival organizers’ “stonewalling.”

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Art Acuña feels happiest in front of the camera or on stage

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ART ACUÑA had to get accustomed to using a gun and a bolo in “David F.”

“If you think you’re strong enough [to tackle your dream role], go for it.” This is award-winning actor Art Acuña’s advice to aspiring actors.   “The first thing to do is to determine if you love [the role] enough to suffer through it,” he told them through Inquirer. “Also keep in mind that there’s going [...]

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Intimate scenes still a challenge for Lovi Poe

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LOVI Poe and “Sana Dati” director Jerrold Tarog

Lovi Poe, who has starred in several sexy movies, says she still feels uneasy about doing intimate scenes.   “Filming a love story is always a challenge for me. Believe it or not, I’m not very comfortable doing scenes with guys. I still get shy,” she tells Inquirer. “I’m more comfortable with family drama or [...]

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Solenn Heussaff disputes BIR’s tax evasion raps

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SOLENN Heussaff

Actress model Solenn Heussaff on Tuesday disputed the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s allegations that she did not pay the correct tax last year.

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PH cineastes celebrate in the French Riviera

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MODEL Teresita “Tetta” Agustin and French husband Dr. Christian Baverey welcome the Filipinos to Cannes.

Delegates from all over the world toasted the Philippines in a party held on Wednesday night in a tent set up beside the home of former Givenchy model Teresita “Tetta” Agustin and her French husband Dr. Christian Baverey in the très upscale Isola Bella area in this resort city in Cote d’Azur (the French Riviera).

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‘El Presidente’ sweeps 61st Famas awards

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jacklyn-famas

“El Presidente,” a biopic on first Philippine president Emilio Aguinaldo, won 14 of 18 major awards, including the highly coveted best picture, during Sunday’s 61st Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (Famas) awards ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo’s AFP Theater in Quezon City.

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Good night, sweet Subas

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SUBAS6-

Actor Subas Herrero, one half of the comic tandem “Champoy,” loved sweets, his youngest son Choy recalled.

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Double follow-up to ‘Bwakaw’

Filipino writer and director Jun Robles Lana. AP FILE PHOTO

Jun Robles Lana has two films in the works following his acclaimed “Bwakaw,” which recently won three awards in Vesoul, France. Set to start in June is “Kuwentong Barbero,” which was selected to be part of the Hong Kong Asian Film Financing Forum next month. “I already talked to Kris Aquino. She expressed interest but it’s not yet final,” Lana told the Philippine Daily Inquirer. For his other film this year, “Dementia,” he is eyeing Nora Aunor. “It depends on Ate Guy’s availability, though.” Bayani San Diego Jr.

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‘Astig’ stars crack ’em up, drive the female fans wild

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POKWANG, Cesar Montano and Teddy Corpuz of Rocksteddy

People looking for light-hearted entertainment flocked to the SM Mall of Asia Arena last Saturday for TM’s “Astig Panalo Fest Unli-Saya Show.”

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Vote online to help Nora, Eddie win at Asian Film awards

EDDIE Garcia and NORA Aunor

Nora Aunor and Eddie Garcia are nominated for best actress (for “Thy Womb”) and best actor (“Bwakaw”), respectively, at the 7th Asian Film Awards to be held in Hong Kong next month. Fans can help Aunor and Garcia win the People’s Choice trophies by voting online via http://hk.promotions.yahoo.com/movie/afa2013. Voting ends March 11. Last year, Eugene [...]

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‘Metro Manila’ connects to world audience via Sundance

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SEAN Ellis (third from right) shares winning moment with the team (from left) editor Richard Mettler, actors JM Rodriguez, Jake Macapagal, Ana Abad Santos and John Arcilla.FACEBOOK

The Filipino cast of Sean Ellis’ “Metro Manila” considered their victory at the recent World Cinema competition of the Sundance Film Festival “special” because the award came from the audience members.   “Having a Sundance-winning film validates our work,” Jake Macapagal, one of the film’s lead actors, quipped. “We have connected to a ‘world’ audience [...]

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2 Filipino films make it to 2013 Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum

Two film projects from the Philippines were selected for the 2013 Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum.

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