iQiyi and ABS-CBN seal the partnership
GLOBAL streaming service iQiyi, a pan-Asian content provider beloved around the world, enters into a multi-title content deal with ABS-CBN to produce four original Philippine romantic series for its international subscribers worldwide. The partnership reinforces the two companies’ commitments to bring high-quality, relevant and inspiring Filipino content with universal themes while championing Filipino talents and stories on the global stage. Coupled with ABS-CBN’s unmatched creative capacity for content production and seasoned talent pool, the exclusive partnership enhances iQiyi’s extensive and growing library of Asian content from Japan, South Korea, Greater China, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia available in 191 territories. . “We are thrilled to partner with iQiyi for its first local Filipino Original Series as we continue to tell meaningful stories and champion Filipino talent. With their technology and our expertise in content creation and production, we strive to bring great Filipino content to local and international audiences and to iQiyi subscribers, ”said Cory Vidanes, COO of the broadcast of ABS-CBN, in a press release. “This partnership reflects both the shared vision of iQiyi and ABS-CBN to showcase Filipino talent and bring it to the world stage. What the C and K dramas have taught us is that there is a global thirst to see more of this Asian talent, beauty and culture. And with this world-class multi-title partnership with ABS-CBN, iQiyi is proud to present amazing productions from the Philippines to audiences in iQiyi’s 191 territories around the world. There is a place for us in the global spotlight and it is time for the Philippines to shine, ”said Sherwin dela Cruz, national director of iQiyi. The partnership between iQiyi and ABS-CBN will produce the Filipino multi-title originals featuring actors from Kapamilya and streamed exclusively on the iQiyi app and www.iQ.com.
adobo Video Fest 2021 find videos on
THE ADOBO Video Fest 2021 officially opened registration for creators and publishers online on November 15th. Organized by adobo Magazine and presented by Facebook Watch, the inaugural dobo Video Fest 2021 is a festival that recognizes the best and most entertaining Pinoy content that has been uploaded. to Facebook. The Adobo Video Fest is open to all Filipino content creators, as well as creators and publishers based in the Philippines. The competition accepts video entries in two categories: the Creators category, for independent content creators; and the Publishers category, which covers professional entities, including production companies, media, movie studios and broadcast networks. The members of the competition jury are: Quark Henares, director of Globe Studios; director, producer and screenwriter Pepe Diokno; cinematographer Lee Meily-Briones; director Marius Talampas; Richard Reynante, vice president of ABS-CBN for publishing digital content for entertainment; Butch San Agustin, GMA Network Vice President for Digital Media; Raul Calalang, vice president of new media at Viva; Roselle Monteverde, vice president and COO of Regal Entertainment; Ace Gapuz, CEO of Blogapalooza; Madonna Tarrayo, President and CEO of Unitel Production; and Bea Alfar Everdone, Group COO and Creative Strategist for the Republic of Company Group. The registration deadline is November 26. The registration form can be found here: https://forms.gle/geYnvKTYxaf8fQeEA.
CineMapua is on YFilms
THE YUCHENGCO Museum launched the launch of YFILMS, a hub of independent films that not only tell stories, but also have a cultural impact. These include Unveiled Archives and other cultural education materials available on a new updated pay-per-view website called YFilms (yfilms.ph). YFilms was created with the aim of delivering and promoting independent Filipino filmmakers and cultural films with the click of a button or phone. YFilms’ first partnership is with CineMapúa, the film platform of the School of Media Studies at the University of Mapúa. CineMapúa is an annual event that showcases the talent of students from across the country. This will be CineMapúa’s 19th season with a new section added to the two traditional categories. In addition to the high school and college categories, a section for international film students has been added. Out of nearly a hundred films submitted, 25 short films selected will compete for the Cardinal awards for best film (gold, silver and bronze) by category; and for the Special Cardinal Individual Film Awards by category during the ongoing online film festival which runs until November 27 via YFilms. For more information, follow the CineMapúa FB page: https://www.facebook.com/CineMapuaOfficialPage.
Globe Studios’ Midnight in a perfect world rewards bags
GLOBE Studios and Epicmedia Productions won numerous quotes from local and international organizations for their futuristic horror film Midnight in a perfect world. The film was nominated in 11 categories at the 44th Gawad Urian and won the award for best sound for Corinne De San Jose. It also won 10 grand prizes at the 28th Annual Philippine International Film Festival of Filipino Arts and Cinema (FACINE), including Best Picture Gold and Best Director Gold for Dodo Dayao. One of the oldest Italian festivals focused on fantasy and horror films, the TOHorror Fantastic Film Festival, named Midnight in a perfect world the best film in the feature film competition category, while the Fantasia International Film Festival, based in Canada, awarded it the AQCC prize – special mention from the Camera Lucida 2021 jury “for its progressive affirmation of a cinematographic identity”. Set in the utopian city of Manila, the film revolves around four friends who were caught in one of the mysterious blackouts where people disappear without a trace. Although they believe the stories are a hoax, they are about to uncover what is lurking in the eerie darkness as they hide in one of the “safe places”. Filipinos can view the film at fdcpchannel.ph where it is available through a subscription for P99 / month or P999 / year. To learn more about Globe Studios, visit https://globestudios.ph/.
Timmy Albert releases single
INDIE pop actor Timmy Albert has just released a new single, “Smile”, under Universal Records. The 21-year-old singer-songwriter opens the song with a calming falsetto and a simple yet brilliant guitar riff, turning into a kind of mind-blowing song under three minutes long. The song follows on from her previous single, “TOTGA”, released last month, which emphasizes the melancholy after a bad breakup. To promote his new song, Albert made a TikTok video of him performing “Smile” in his bedroom. “Smile” is also on this week’s New Music Friday Philippines playlist on Spotify.
Mizael sings of grief in her debut single
MIZAEL Tilos, a journalism student with a knack for singing beautiful melodies, was discovered by Soupstar Entertainment (which runs popular local bands like Gracenote, Moonstar88, 6cyclemind, Imago, Sandwich and more) and quickly joined the roster of artists from Universal Philippines under the name Mizael. Her first single, a sentimental track called “Wag Naman”, has now been released. “Wag Naman” is now available on digital music platforms and major streaming sites under Universal Records.
Meta launches first # FB4Fans virtual event in Asia-Pacific
META has announced its very first # FB4Fans virtual event in Asia-Pacific, which is scheduled to take place on December 3. The one-hour event, exclusive to Facebook, will offer fans the opportunity to meet their favorite creators with performances, meet and greet, and an immersive virtual reality experience. The event will be hosted by Indonesian-German actress Cinta Laura and will feature performances by various popular creators from the Asia-Pacific region, such as K-pop group Fromis_9, T-pop group 4EVE, content creators and Filipino dancers Ranz and Niana, Indonesian content creator Atta Halilintar and Australian international star and singer-songwriter Delta Goodrum. The event will be free to fans and will take place via an immersive mobile platform. Facebook is also running a Super Fan Meet and Greet competition where fans will have the chance to virtually meet their favorite creator. The competition is open until December 2 for anyone aged 18 and over. Contest winners will be announced at the # FB4Fans event. For more information about the event, see the event page.
Binibining Pilipinas welcomes new international queens
WEEKS after the back-to-back competition wins, Binibining Pilipinas hosted a big homecoming party for Miss Intercontinental 2021 Cinderella Faye Obeñita and Miss Globe 2021 Maureen Montagne on November 23 at the Novotel Manila Araneta City. The program was the queens’ first joint appearance since their virtual departure on October 8. “Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) is very proud of what our two new international queens have accomplished. Today we will see them wearing the international crowns that symbolize the fruit of their hard work and determination, ”said Irene Jose, BPCI Executive Committee member. Ms. Obeñita won the country’s second Miss Intercontinental crown in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt on October 30, while Ms. Montagne won the country’s second Miss Globe crown on November 6 in Tirana, Albania.
NYK releases first single from new project
MALAYSIAN alt-pop artist NYK shares his feelings with his new release “Anxious”, now available on all digital streaming platforms via Sequence / Ultra Records. Produced and written with friend and collaborator Bruises, the track marks a sonic shift from some of his more recent and upbeat work, and has more in common with earlier material from his early days. IMPOSSIBLE EP. His current project is a darker and more mature take on relationships and life, both narratively and in terms of soundscape. Prominent contributors to his upcoming music include the Singapore brb. and Indonesian Dipha Barus, among others.