Mar 30
INBOX SCRAPS 3 by webmaster  |  Posted in Articles  |  on Wed, Mar 30, 2005

By the Media Bureau

Following are some interesting excerpts from the emails we received. Readers are welcome to send their queries or comments to fap_web@yahoo.com with the explicit request to publish their email addresses if they so desire.

Is it true that Lani Misalucha fled to the US because of pyramiding? Lani said it all in a showbiz talk show recently that she was, in fact, a victim of the scam to the tune of some 10 million pesos. Lani’s mother added that Lani’s siblings were likewise duped. And, of course, the perpetrators were trusted people (or used to be) by the Misalucha family. Fortunately for Lani, her voice is lording it over in the casino strip. In the recent fight of Manny Pacquiao, she got to sing our national anthem.

Ikinasal na raw po si Willie Revillame. Bakit wala pong writeup dito sa mga newspapers? Totoo ang balita, ikinasal si Willie Revillame at Liz Almoro kamakailan lang sa Lipa City. Si Mayor Vilma Santos ang nag-officiate ng civil wedding nila. Sa Mayo ay idadaos ang kanilang church wedding. Si Liz ay anak ng mga Clavel, ang producer ng The Chavit Singson bio-film. Sa kasalukuyan ay abala si Willie sa kanyang Wowowee game show na kahit paano ay lumalaban daw sa rating ng Eat Bulaga.

Bakit wala si Nora Aunor sa Star Awards? Dahil ba alam niyang talo siya ni Juday? Matagal na sa Amerika si Nora Aunor, noong isang taon pa. Umaasa nga ang Film Academy na uuwi si Nora bago ganapin ang FAP Awards sa May 14. Sa tingin namin ay contender sa best actress si Nora sa kanyang pelikulang Naglalayag. Ngunit ang pagpili ng best actress ay nasa kamay ng mga hurado at walang kinalaman kung dumating man o hindi sa awards night ang nominee.

Totoo po bang may ginagawang docu about FPJ si Romy Suzara? Hindi kami sure dahil hindi namin ma-kontak si Direk Romy Suzara. But we are sure na maraming nagbabalak ng documentary ni Da King o di kaya ay ginagawa na nga. Tanging si Miss Susan Roces ang makakasagot dahil siya ang tanging may karapatan sa lahat ng mga naiwan ni Fernando Poe, Jr. Malilinawan natin ang lahat sa pagdalo ni Susan sa nalalapit na FAP Awards Night.

It seems that FPJ is now forgotten. Is there no activity planned in the memory of Da King? For one, the Film Academy has its own tribute to Fernando Poe, Jr. although we cannot divulge the details as of now. Watch the FAP Awards on May 14. Among other sectors of the movie industry, I guess plans are afoot in preparation for FPJ’s birthday. And if those plans will not push through, definitely on FPJ’s death anniversay there will be lots of activities. For now, you can feast on the FPJ Memorabilia that you will find in this website.

Nabasa ko sa FAP website na maraming lalabas na action films ngayong taon. Bakit wala pa kaming nakikita? UNO ni Ronnie Ricketts ang unang action film sa taong 2005. Nasa drawing board na ang kasunod niyang pelikula. Tungkol sa article naming nagsabi na maraming action films, walang ganoong article sa website namin. Ang nasasaad lang ay gaganahang gumawa ng action ang mga producers dahil maganda ang kinita ng UNO. Ayon sa ilang producers, napakagastos ng action ngayon lalo na sa mga blasting o barilan dahil mahal ang bala at mga paputok.

With the brouhaha on Star Awards, it dawned on me that comedy films never won major awards. Why is this so? In any awards, there’s the so-called guidelines for judging. If you will notice, quality films are called such because of their contents in terms of values, whether moral, social or cultural. Of course, comedy films have their values too, more often with moral lesson, but when a film indulges in absurdities it tends to overshadow the seriousness of the message. Light comedies does not fall in this categories (as proven by So Happy Together).

I recently learned that aside from the OMB there is PARI and Film Anti-Piracy. Is the OMB not enough or is the OMB an excess? PARI is the watchdog of the music industry against piracy and plagiarism. The Anti Film Piracy is the group organized by the movie producers as the counterpart of the PARI. Since their functions and authorities are limited, the OMB is created to cover everything. OMB is an agency directly under MalacaƱang and funded by the government. Most of the times the OMB is coordinating the raids with PARI and the Anti Film Piracy.

May kaibigan po akong bit player o extra. Napakaliit daw ng bayad tapos kinakaltasan pa ng ilang tao. Bakit ganoon? Ang mga bit players ay meron ding mga managers na naghahanap ng trabaho para sa kanila. Kumikita ang nasabing managers sa pamamagitan ng por siyento sa bayad sa bit player. Minsan ay may talent coordinators na humihingi rin ng por siyento kaya malaki ang nababawas sa kinikita ng bit players. Siguro kailangang magkaroon ng sariling guild ang mga bit players para masawata ang ganitong sistema.

May narinig kaming magpo-produce daw ang FAP ng mga pelikula. Ang Film Academy ay isang umbrella group ng mga guilds at ang primary function nito ay bigyang proteksyon ang movie industry. Walang kakayahang mag-produce ang FAP dahil hindi ito sakop ng charter ng FAP. Ngunit gumagawa ng paraan ang FAP upang ma-engganyo ang mga maliliit na producers na gumawa ng pelikula.