Tuesday, September 20, 2016

LETHAL WEAPON TV series premieres September 2016 on Warner TV

The classic cop-duo Riggs and Murtaugh, of the buddy cop action franchise Lethal Weapon fame, will soon be on the small screen every week as Warner TV premieres Lethal Weapon the TV series, same day as the US, on Thursday, September 22 at 8:10pm.

Starring Clayne Crawford (Rectify) as the ex-Navy SEAL-turned-detective Martin Riggs and Emmy® nominee Damon Wayans (My Wife and Kids, In Living Color) as cautious, by-the-book cop Roger Murtaugh, Lethal Weapon is guaranteed to bring you non-stop laughs and edge-of-the-seat action.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

"Lino Brocka" films in a mini-retrospective at Cinemateque Manila | September 20-25, 2016

“The filmmaker, like his fellow artists in different media, has now realized that the artist is also a public person. He does not work in isolation from society. Instead of working alone in his ivory tower he is a citizen of the slums, of the streets, of the battlefield if need be.” - Lino Brocka

This September 20th to 25th, 2016, in recalling the proclamation of Martial Law forty-four years ago, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) will be honoring one of our greatest filmmakers, artists, and social activists with “Lino Brocka: Citizen With a Movie Camera.”

Thursday, September 15, 2016

German Film Festival at Glorietta and Trinoma Cinemas | September 21-27, 2016

Goethe-Institut Philippinen serves up an impressive feast of films for the 1st edition of the GERMAN FILM WEEK, encouraging audiences to cozy up to contemporary German cinema.

The GERMAN FILM WEEK opens with a star-studded thriller that is relevant and groundbreaking. The film, WHO AM I – No System Is Safe (WHO AM I – Kein System ist sicher), is the story of a gifted computer hacker and his group who gain popularity in the web community with their daring guerilla actions. Directed by Baranbo Odar, this German techno-thriller ranked no. 1 in the German cinema charts immediately after its release.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

1st TOFARM Songwriting Competition launched

After the very successful 1st TOFARM Film Festival comes a new competition to weave music about farmers, farming, agriculture and bountiful harvest. Universal Hervester Inc. launched the 1st TOFARM Songwriting Competition in a press conference last September 10 at EDSA Shangri-La Hotel. This competition is open to both amateur and professional composers.     

Saturday, September 10, 2016

“The Beatles: Eight Days a Week” explores the Fab Four's early touring years

It was 50 years ago that the Beatles performed in their last ever public concert and now, a new film looks back at the early touring years.

The Beatles final live concert at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, Aug, 29, 1966. They ripped through Little Richard’s Long Tall Sally, as they had a thousand times before, then they were off. For the last time. The Beatles, the first band to make sports stadiums their stage were turning their backs on stadiums, stages and live audiences---forever. The crowd wasn’t told, nobody knew, maybe they didn’t quite know themselves but one thing they did know: they’d had enough of it. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Rights Exchange Forum at the 37th Manila International Book Fair | September 15, 2016

On September 15, 2016, the National Book Development Board (NBDB), in partnership with the Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP), is hosting a one-day forum on Rights Exchange during the 37 th Manila International Book Fair in Meeting Rooms 5 & 6 at the SMX Convention Center.

The Rights Exchange Forum, which will run from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM, aims to spur business transactions between and among industry players. It will provide a venue for content creators to interact with prospective publishers, as well as for publishers looking to develop content and trade licenses.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Nick Joaquin Literary Awards 2016 winners and finalists announced

The Nick Joaquin Literary Awards of the Philippines Graphic magazine has announced its winners and finalists for 2016. Congratulations to Fiction winners Sarge Lacuesta, "Coral Cove" (First Prize), Kate Osias, "Silang" (Second Prize), and Celestine Marie Gaspar Trinidad, "Giving Lives" (Third Prize).

Saturday, September 3, 2016

66th Palanca Awards for Literature: Full List of Winners (2016)

Photo courtesy of Peter C. Marquez,

Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (Palanca Awards) recognized fifty-one (51) writers in an awards night held at The Peninsula Manila Hotel on September 2, 2016 (Friday).

On its 66th year, Palanca Awards received entries in 20 categories (minus the Novel and Nobela categories), which was judged by 57 respected writers, practitioners, and academics.

Fox Sports goes Full Throttle with new show for gearheads and car enthusiasts

FOX Sports features the best and latest in the automotive world on its new show, Full Throttle, to premiere on September 8, 2016. Gearheads and car enthusiasts of all levels can tune in to the network Thursdays at 9:30 PM for Fox Sports channel to catch the explosive launch of the channel’s newest automotive lifestyle show, presented by charismatic hosts Sam YG and Rhian Ramos.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Nabunturan Independent Film Exhibition at Compostela Valley | September 21-24, 2016

Nabunturan Independent Film Exhibition will be held at the Municipal Plaza, Nabunturan, Compostela Valley on September 21-24, 2016. There are 24 film entries chosen coming from the regions of Visayas and Mindanao.

Here are the twenty-four (24) official entries: