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Tag: USTingan

Mainstream media to blame for ‘sorry state’ of PH cinema

May 7, 2015, 2:19 p.m. - COMMERCIALIZATION and the lack of support from mainstream media has left today’s Philippine cinema in a “sorry state,” a renowned filmmaker said on Wednesday during the USTingan round table discussion at the UST Graduate School’s Tanghalang Teresita Qurino.

Filipino filmmaker, writer, and producer Peque Gallaga said quality independent or “indie” films were having difficulty getting a share of the spotlight, making Philippine movie industry almost “extinct.”

USTingan: Philippine theater continues to grow

Oct. 16, 2014, 7:23 a.m. - THE FUTURE is bright for Philippine musical theater.

Local theater companies are thriving because of the sudden burst in theater literacy among Filipinos, said the dramatist, screenwriter, and Palanca winner Nicholas Pichay in this year's "USTingan" roundtable discussion.

Growing enthusiasm for musical theater is driving the existence of the industry, he said in the forum at Tanghalang Teresita Quirino on Wednesday.