The Film Academy of the Philippines has already informed the Manila offices of at least 41 embassies and 23 consulates to advise film producers from their corresponding countries to avail of assistance from the Academy regarding film projects the producers intend to shoot here.
FAP Director General Leo G. Martinez suggested e-mailing the embassies about the package of assistance the FAP can offer after the Academy has received confirmed reports that foreign producers have faced manpower, technical and all sorts of problems while pursuing their film projects in the country.
He added that the Academy can provide even the manpower requirements of the foreign producers inasmuch as it is the umbrella organization of several working guilds whose membership rolls include local directors, actors and
actresses, scriptwriters, cinematographers, production designers, editors, sound technicians, musical scorers and other talents necessary for film production.
The list of embassies and consulates which have been informed is as follows:
Embassies—Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Britain, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Finland, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Korea, Kuwait, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands,
Kiwi, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USA and Vietnam.
Consulates—Belize, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Timor, Ecuador, Greenland, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, Latvia, Marshall, Nepal, Peru, Senegal, Slovakia, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine and Uruguay.
Listed below are the organizations and guilds under the umbrella supervision of the Academy:
The Katipunan ng mga Artistang Pilipino sa Pelikula at Telebisyon, Inc. (Actors Guild of the Philippines); The Philippine Motion Picture Directors Association (PMPDA); The Screen-writers Guild of the Philippines (SGP); The Filipino Society of Cinematographers (FSC); The United Film Editors’ Guild of the Philippines (UFEG);
The Production Designers Guild of the Philippines (PDGP);
The United Film Musical Directors Association of the Philippines (UFIMDAP); The Motion Picture Audio Society of the Philippines, Inc. (MPASPI); and The Assistant Directors & Production Managers Association for Motion Pictures, Inc. (ADPM).
The other organizations under the FAP are the MOWELFUND, the Prodyuser ng mga Pelikulang Pilipino sa Asya, Inc. (PMPPA), the Movie Producers, Distributors Association of the Philippines (MPDAP), the Organization of Specialized Filipino Filmmakers (OSFILM) and the Actors Workshop Foundation (on leave).
The Academy can also assist the film producers in their official transactions with both government and non-government agencies in the country, Martinez said.
The official office address of the Academy is: Ground Floor, OctoArts Building at 108 Panay Avenue, Quezon City (right behind the National Book Store branch on Quezon Avenue).
Interested parties can personally report to the office or correspond with us through our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also visit our website: www.filmacademyphil.com.