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FDCP’s annual film conference goes online

THE FILM Development Council of the Philippines’ (FDCP) annual Film Industry Conference (FIC) will be held online this year, from Sept. 11 to 15, and will feature several discussions and masterclasses with film industry experts and stakeholders.

FDCP grants incentives for foreign film/TV shoots in PHL

TWO films, an action TV series, and an offshoot of the Survivor reality show franchise were announced as the first recipients of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) film incentive programs meant to encourage more producers to shoot their films in the Philippines.

[B-Side Podcast] Looking for a job in a down market

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3t9x11XaZBZgR8GJPqurky The latest official labor data showed that the jobless rate shot up to double-digits, as millions of Filipinos became unemployed. The Philippine Statistics Agency...

After ditching FDCP’s Diño, MMFF appoints new Execom members

AFTER GIVING the Film Development Council Chairman and President Mary Liza B. Diño the boot, the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) announced on Wednesday that it had added new members to its Executive Committee (Execom) — Director and Cinemalaya Foundation, Inc. President Laurice Guillen and Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) President and Chairman of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso.

FDCP’s Diño out of MMFF committee

FILM DEVELOPMENT Council Chairman and CEO, Mary Liza B. Diño, has been removed from the Executive Committee (Execom) of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) after the festival’s Chairman Danilo D. Lim accused her of trying to take the festival away from the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and bringing it under the management of the FDCP (Film Development Council of the Philippines).

[B-SIDE Podcast] Creating despite COVID: The entertainment industry and the pandemic

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2leS1w5heWpmzxUkZEZ6Zf Follow us on Spotify BusinessWorld B-Side We’ve been consuming a lot more content since the pandemic left us housebound. Filmmakers are streaming their films on...

Entertainment guilds complain about new FDCP filming guidelines

THE Inter-Guild Alliance, a group representing the various entertainment guilds in the country, has denounced the newest guidelines for production released by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), calling out the council for “making moves detrimental to the industry’s welfare,” according to a statement posted online.

Senate to focus on Bayanihan law extension, no time to pass...

SENATE MAJORITY Leader Juan Miguel F. Zubiri said that the Senate may not be able to pass all priority measures such as the economic stimulus act and the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises Act (CREATE) before Congress adjourns next week due to the limited number of session days left, adding that the upper chamber will be prioritizing the bill extending the validity of the Bayanihan to Heal As One Law instead.

FDCP issues guidelines for film, TV production shoots

THE Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) on Friday announced its guidelines for production shoots in the entertainment industry under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). These will include conducting casting via video and limiting production staff.

FDCP launches surveys to see effect of COVID-19 on audio-visual industry

THE Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is asking audio-visual workers, their companies, and distribution companies to answer several online surveys for the council to be able to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine measures on the audio-visual (AV) industry.

FDCP to help quarantine-affected audio-visual workers

THE Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has created a program to assist audio-visual workers displaced by the suspension of work due to COVID-19.

Eddie Garcia, Tony Mabesa honored at FDCP Ambassadors’ Night

THE Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) held its 4th Film Ambassadors’ Night (FAN) on Feb. 9 to celebrate audiovisual workers who have brought honor to the country by winning in film festivals abroad.

FDCP can’t use taxes as incentives — SC

THE Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed with finality its 2015 decision to disallow the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) from collecting and giving film amusement taxes as incentives to select films.

FDCP reveals incentive scheme for international films shot in PHL

THE Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has announced several location incentives for international productions and Philippine co-productions in order to encourage more international films to be shot in the country.

Films to open Fridays, get guaranteed 7-day run

AFTER months of consultations with industry stakeholders and the general public, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has released a memorandum circular which will move the opening days for local and foreign films from Wednesday to Friday and ensures a minimum seven-day run for every film booked in theaters starting July.

Contemporary art films the focus in Italian film fest

FOR ITS fourth year, the Moviemov Italian Film Festival is presenting a selection of art films at the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Cinematheque in Manila.

First 3 PPP festival films identified

THE Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has announced the first three entries to this year’s Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP), which will be held from Sept. 13 to 19 in cinemas nationwide.

Quo vadis Philippine Cinema?

LAST YEAR, not even half of the Philippines’ population of 110 million went to the cinema. Then in February, seasoned film director Erik Matti went on Facebook calling for government intervention in order to save the ailing film industry. A month later, industry stakeholders have finally sat down and begun discussing what should be done in order to toss the industry its much-needed life jacket.

FDCP honors films, filmmakers that did good abroad

THE Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) kicks off the centenary of Philippine Cinema by awarding 86 filmmakers, films, and artists in the third installment of its Film Ambassadors’ Night held last Sunday in the Samsung Hall of SM Aura in Taguig City.

FDCP unveils plans for box-office tracking system, film archives

THE Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has unveiled plans to create an online box office tracking system in order to “take the guesswork out of box office grosses,” according to the council’s chief executive.

FDCP’s Cine Lokal features LGBT films

THE Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) celebrates Pride Month by screening four award-winning films that empower and recognize the plight of the LGBT community, in all Cine Lokal cinemas as part of PelikuLAYA: An LGBT Film Festival from June 22 to 28.

FDCP honors the honored

THE FILM Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) celebrated the triumphs of Filipino films and filmmakers abroad during its second Film Ambassadors’ Night on...

When small is beautiful

By Zsarlene B. Chua Reporter Since it was created in 1975, the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) has been the country’s premiere film festival, drawing crowds...

FDCP-backed film festival deemed a success

THE FIRST iteration of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP)-led Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) has ended its successful week-long run with...