Next 100 years

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 06:39:34 +0000

  BY NESTOR CUARTERO     Find out how you can get grants from foreign partners. How you can break into Netflix and other popular streaming sites. How you can learn more about today’s filmmaking techniques. These areas of concern, and more, are among the topics for the picking as the Film Development Council of the […]

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Hooked on K-drama

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2020 12:34:47 +0000

  BY NESTOR CUARTERO     JUST A THOUGHT: Creativity is allowing yourself to make mis­takes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. – Scott Adams * DISCOVERING K-DRAMA: No thanks to various states of quar­antine and long periods of time (more than 5 months) spent at home, doing nothing, Filipino televiewers discovered, or, in […]

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Star vloggers

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2020 07:11:39 +0000

  BY NESTOR CUARTERO     JUST A THOUGHT: “I dwell in possibility.” — Emily Dickinson * COOKING AND VLOGGING: With one network closed down and the other slowing down on production schedule, our actors are finding ways and means to keep themselves busy, or at least, visible. If they’re not cooking and selling food online, […]

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Preserving films

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2020 06:59:43 +0000

  BY NESTOR CUARTERO     JUST A THOUGHT: “All of life’s riddles are answered in movies.” – Steve Martin * ABS-CBN LEGACY: Hope the closure of ABS-CBN will not end our quest to restore good, old Filipino movies. The network’s Sagip-Pelikula effort has seen the restoration of 185 films throughout its 9-year run, starting in 2011. Among […]

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Shorts only

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2020 05:50:13 +0000

  BY NESTOR CUARTERO     JUST A THOUGHT: “The less you reveal, the more people can wonder.” – Emma Watson * FESTIVAL OF SHORTS: Over 150 days of quarantine have seen a harvest of 19 new short films on varied subjects as created by 21 fresh filmmakers. They form part of the first “VHF: Video Home Festival,” a […]

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Kwentong tribo

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 04:25:34 +0000

  BY NESTOR CUARTERO   *   JUST A THOUGHT: “There are no regrets in life, just lessons.” – Jennifer Aniston * TRIBONG PINOY: They’re Filipinos, too. Indigenous peoples are commonly lumped under a heading as sub-culture, which is quite unfortunate. Tribes are part and parcel of Filipino culture, and their stories must be told continuously to keep their […]

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Expanded Cornerstone

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 07:47:50 +0000

  BY NESTOR CUARTERO   *   JUST A THOUGHT: “As it turns out, now is the moment you’ve been waiting for.” – Lucinda Williams * IN TRANSITION: Cornerstone Entertainment is the new name of talent manager Erickson Raymundo’s expanded artist management agency. The company is transitioning to a bigger, wider area of coverage, says Erickson, the man behind […]

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Mommy hours

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 05:06:21 +0000

  BY NESTOR CUARTERO   *   JUST A THOUGHT: “A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place.” – Amy Tan * MORNING MOMS: TV programmers have made us believe that the first few hours of the morning are “the mommy hours.’’ From the 1960s when television was still in its infancy, morning shows […]

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Halfway home

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 04:57:29 +0000

  BY NESTOR CUARTERO   *   JUST A THOUGHT: “To be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel * WELCOME NEWS: Revivalist network TV-5’s offer to hire displaced workers, including actors and creatives, from ABS-CBN is good news in a world made dreary by politics and COVID-19. The closure of ABS-CBN has […]

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Knowledge Channel

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2020 02:09:18 +0000

  BY NESTOR CUARTERO   *   JUST A THOUGHT: “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt *** EDUCATOR ROLE: All this talk about not granting a franchise to ABS-CBN has conveniently bypassed the important role the network plays in educating our youth. The 67-year old broadcasting giant is home to Knowledge […]

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