When the Metro Manila Film Festival opens on Christmas Eve, all eyes will be on a film entry by Unitel Pictures -- the outfit that produced the internationally successful "American Adobo."
ABC-5 owner Edward Tan has sold the No. 3 terrestrial network to Antonio Cojuangco Jr., former chairman of the dominant Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT), for about $83 million. Cojuangco…
Turkish film "Distant" (Uzak) by Nuri Bilge Celan won the top Lino Brocka Award at the Cinemanila Film Festival, which wrapped Sept. 2. Fest, hailed locally as the most prestigious filmfest organized…
The battle between the Philippine's top two terrestrial networks ABS-CBN and GMA-7 has exploded into the cable TV industry.
Time was when gameshows, including Filipino franchises of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and "The Weakest Link," flooded the 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. time slots.
Movie and TV stars, directors and other industryites took to the streets last month to protest the reinstatement of a 10% VAT -- value added tax -- which had been suspended for eight years.
U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce William Lash paid surprise visits to commercial centers in Manila known for openly selling pirated VCDs and DVDs, and wound up buying a bootleg version of "The…
When the Metro Manila Film Festival opens on Christmas Eve -- starting a two-week run of all-Filipino movies in all theaters nationwide -- many entries will feature special effects.
The government and TV watchdogs have been drawn into a pay TV row after content provider Star TV pulled its channels from Destiny cable.
No. 2 network GMA-7 is riding high despite the bad Philippine economy. It recorded sales revenues of 400 million pesos ($7.6 million) in August, its highest for a single month and it's challenging…
The Philippines is lagging far behind its Asian neighbors when it comes to producing internationally viable movies that would give the local cinema industry a much-needed shot in the arm.