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A WEEK AFTER the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival announced its postponement due to the limitations brought by the community quarantine measures in Luzon to fight COVID-19, another independent film festival, Cinema One (C1) Originals, has announced the postponement of this year’s festival which is usually held in October.
PHILIPPINE on-demand service company MyKuya reported a 300% increase in service demand last week as Luzon is under enhanced community quarantine, including getting more than 500 job applications because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to the company’s founder.
This year, streaming service Netflix announced that it is going hard on Korean content as the popularity of such content is going global on the back of titles such as Kingdom, according to a Netflix executive. Now, the company has revealed its slate of Korean shows with genres spanning crime and sci-fi, alongside romance and drama.
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.
GREEN CROSS Inc. said the company is working “round the clock” to produce and distribute its alcohol and hand sanitizing products amid “heightened” demand due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
ONLINE shopping site Zalora has paused its warehouse operations starting today until the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine is lifted.
WITH THE whole of Luzon, including Metro Manila, under quarantine — the government is asking people to stay at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19 — there’s not a lot to do while stuck at home aside from worrying. Fortunately, several studios and networks are either uploading full movies on YouTube for free or promoting their online portals to access full episodes of their series or films.
MUSIC streaming service Spotify has launched a dedicated Philippine playlist for emerging artists representing the service’s “commitment to emerging artists across all stages of their development, in order to help them deepen their connection to new and existing audiences around the world.”
TV NETWORKS GMA and ABS-CBN have both halted production of their entertainment shows after the declaration of a community quarantine in Metro Manila.
SINGAPOREAN beauty brand Bio-Essence has launched in the Philippines under a new moniker, BioScience, but it is the same line of skincare products catering to different age groups and skin types.
FOR A woman who’s tired of being in relationships with the opposite sex, is the secret to happiness finding love with the same sex? In iWant’s new series, Fluid, that is exactly the situation Mitch (played by Roxanne Barcelo) finds herself in as she is caught between an ex-boyfriend (Joross Gamboa) and George (Ann Colis).
IN CELEBRATION of International Women’s Day, streaming service Netflix and UN Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) has created a special playlist of 55 titles curated by women “behind and in front of the camera” including Sophia Loren, Janet Mock, Salma Hayek, Yalitza Aparicio, Millie Bobby Brown, Laurie Nunn, Lana Condor, Petra Costa, and Ava DuVernay.
THE Israeli Embassy, in partnership with the Film Development Council of the Philippines, will be showing four Israeli films in the two-day Israeli Film Festival, to be held on March 13 and 14 at the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas in Taguig City. This is the 15th year of the film festival.
AFTER A successful run last year, Viva Live is bringing back Playlist: the Best of OPM on April 3 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. The concert brings together “the famed soloists of the biggest bands in Philippine pop music history,” according to a press release.
LOCAL BAG brand Katre has unveiled its newest collection in collaboration with Sanrio’s mascot Hello Kitty, a launch that was more than a year in the making.
GOOGLE Philippines has launched a campaign creating a teaching module for high school students nationwide in order to “deepen its ongoing commitment to online safety and responsibility,” according to a press release.
AS the country continues to celebrate the 100 years of Philippine cinema, many might have forgotten that along with the country’s rich feature film history, the country has an equally rich history of producing documentaries. So for six days, from March 16 to 21, at the University of the Philippines Film Institute’s (UPFI) Cine Adarna, Filipino documentarists are paying homage to the art form that “continues to capture what is happening and document more than what news has the airtime for,” according to a festival organizer.
WITHIN SEVERAL floors and across several rooms in the former Philippine Stock Exchange building in Ortigas sits an animation studio that has done work for many series including all the seasons of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (and part of Hasbro’s 2017 film My Little Pony: The Movie) and the revamped Tom and Jerry series from season 2 onwards. Now that the company is celebrating its 20th year in the business, Top Draw Animation is setting its sights towards bigger projects for bigger studios — and that means the US.
IN TIME for National Arts Month, the Makati Central Estate Association (MACEA) has unveiled a public art installation inside the Salcedo underpass featuring a mural of the Filipino journey from pre-colonial to the modern era created by street artist Archie Geotina.
IN A LOT of ways, To All the Boys 2: I Still Love You, is a set up before the big reveal that is the third movie in the series. The latest movie in the John Hughes-inspired romantic comedy series starring Lana Condor and Noah Centineo showed how the new couple navigates through their new relationship while semi-dealing with each of their issues.
CATS ARE the de facto mascots of the internet as cat photos and videos are some of the most consumed content on the internet: the BBC noted in 2015 that there were 2 million cat videos on YouTube. People take their cats seriously — sometimes too seriously — so much so that a hunt for an online cat killer turned into an international manhunt across Canada and Europe.
THE AMERICAN pop and rock band Boyce Avenue, known for its cover songs, is back in the Philippines for a series of shows with stops in Pangasinan, Cebu, Davao, and finally, Manila this Valentine’s weekend.
MINNESOTA midwest emo rock band Tiny Moving Parts performed in Manila for the second time on Feb. 9 at the SM North EDSA Skydome in Quezon City as part of its ongoing world tour, and it was a night of very passionate fans singing along to the self-described family band.
E-COMMERCE platform Lazada is holding a month-long sale this month to celebrate the “empowered Filipina” and to promote its unified beauty portal, Beauty by Lazmall.
CEBUANA filmmaker Joanna Vasquez Arong’s short documentary film on the harrowing effects of the 2013 Supertyphoon Haiyan/Yolanda on the residents of Tacloban City in Leyte and Guian, Samar won the Grand Jury Prize for documentary short at the recently concluded Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
AMERICAN pop group The Jacksons is coming back to Manila after more than four decades. The concert is part of their 60th-anniversary celebrations and will be held on March 6 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.