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September 2011

FilAm Creative, an organization advancing Filipino-Americans in entertainment and media, will be an industry sponsor for Bigfoot Entertainment’s Singafest Asian Film Festival Sept. 29-Oct. 2. Singafest is a new international film festival celebrating Asian cinema premiering at the historic Bigfoot Crest Theater in Westwood Village, Los Angeles. “We’ve had a very successful 2011 establishing FilAm Creative with events that exceeded our expectations,” said FilAm Creative co-chairman, Ed Mallillin.

The Sineng Pambansa opened Wednesday a three-day film festival in Tawi-Tawi as part of its commitment to bring local films to Filipinos. The Sineng Pambansa is a program of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).

Singapore is to tear down its government film financing infrastructure and replace it with five simplified schemes that cross all aspects of media and entertainment. The announcement was made this afternoon (Wednesday, 28 Sep) by the Media Development Authority of Singapore in a briefing to the local industry.

Director Nagesh Kukunoor, who had famously shunned love stories, steps into this forbidden territory with Mod, a romantic film in which nobody says “I love you” “Why a love story?” asks director Nagesh Kukunoor. His brow is furrowed in concentration, but he is otherwise unruffled. The director who presented a new cinematic language in films such as Rockford and Hyderabad Blues, had famously said that he would never venture into the territory of “love stories”.

Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA) has streamlined its suite of funding programmes to provide a more systematic approach to support an increasingly sophisticated media industry. It has whittled down the number of assistance schemes from the current 46 to just five.

To have a great idea, have a lot of them, American inventor Thomas Edison once said. That is probably what the Media Development Authority (MDA) had in mind when it decided to overhaul its numerous funding schemes. In order to increase its chances of getting more hits than misses, the agency announced yesterday that it will fund specific phases of product creation.