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When Three Visionaries Get Together: The Story Behind the Making of Goyo and Heneral Luna

Businessmen Fernando Ortigas and Eduardo Rocha recount the beginnings of their partnership with director Jerrold Tarog

Heneral Luna, a feature film that dramatizes the story of revolutionary war hero General Antonio Luna, arrived in theaters in September 2015. It started off slow at the box office, initially reflecting local audiences’ perceived aversion towards historical movies. It almost disappeared ...

by Paul John Caña  | August 25, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Guess How Much Money Pinoys Have Spent to Watch Marvel Super Hero Movies in the Past Decade

Ahead of the release of Avengers: Infinity War, let’s take stock of how much Marvel has earned in the Philippines

Before 2008, the only Marvel superheroes most people were probably familiar with were Spider-Man and the X-Men, particularly Wolverine.But that changed by the second quarter of that year when Marvel Studios released Iron Man. The film about the relatively unknown “genius, billionaire, ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | April 25, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

How Much Money are Star Cinema, GMA Films, Regal, Viva and Other Local Film Studios Making?

A financial overview of the 10 movie producers that made the most entries for the MMFF since 2012

Now on its 43rd year, the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) will showcase eight locally produced movies anew for a couple of weeks starting Dec. 25. This is the only time during the year that only local films are shown in virtually ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | December 25, 2017 09:00:00
News and Events

As 'Doctor Strange' hits theaters, brush up on Stan Lee's most heroic super quotes

Spider-Man, Wolverine and Doctor Strange's proud papa has mouthed many motivational mantras

The Doctor Strange marks the umpteenth Marvel character to no doubt run away with box office receipts. Ninety-three-year-old Stan Lee not only helped give birth to this neurosurgeon-turned-magical crime fighter, but countless other characters as well. Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, The Fantastic Four – if you can think of ...

by Bill Schulz  | November 10, 2016 09:00:00
News and Events

5 business lessons from the Jolie-Pitt divorce

How will 'Brangelina' divide their millions? And who gets the winery?

The end of a great love is never easy.As the whole world gawks at the dissolution of perhaps this most iconic of Hollywood marriages, we are once more reminded of the complexity of divorce between entrepreneurial individuals with multiple complex assets.Naturally, the ...

by Jacqueline Newman  | September 27, 2016 08:00:00
Run & Grow

What entrepreneurs can learn from filmmakers and their craft

In business and filmmaking alike, there is always a level of uncertainty.

As an entrepreneur in the throes of building a company, I always find myself looking for inspiration in terms of what it takes to do that successfully. So when I was invited to sit down with both established and emerging filmmakers at ...

by Rebekah Iliff  | June 11, 2016 09:00:00