The Film Academy of the Philippines will hold a press conference on Friday, July 19 on the forthcoming FAP Day or general assembly on July 27. The presscon will be held at the FPJ Museum at the ground floor of the main Mowelfund building on Rosario Drive, Cubao.
FAP Director-General Leo G. Martinez explained that FAP Day is expected to spell out the programs to achieve a revitalized and expanded Academy and, more importantly, a vibrant and united local motion picture industry.
Director-General Martinez has urged all the guilds of the Academy to further invigorate their recruitment of new members who will be admitted to their particular guilds on July 27. He added that it is about time that new members and leaders must now have more participation in the activities of the guilds.
The following guilds of filmmakers and film workers have been functioning under the Academy’s umbrella for more than 30 years now:
–The producers’ guilds: the PMPPA (Prodyuser ng mga Pelikulang Pilipino sa Asya, Inc. and MPDAP (Movie Producers & Distributors Association of the Philippines);
–The directors’ guild: PMPDA (Philippine Motion Picture Directors’ Association);
–The actors and actresses’ guild: KAPPT (Katipunan ng mga Artistang Pilipino sa Pelikula at Telebisyon);
–The scriptwriters’ guild: SGP (Screenwriters” Guild of the Philippines);
–The cinematographers’ guild: FSC (Filipino Society of Cinematographers);
–The editors’ uild: UFEG (United Film Editors Guild of the Philippines);
–The production designers’ guild: PDGP (Production Designers’ Guild of the Philippines);
–The musical directors’ guild: UFIMDAP (United Film Musical Directors’ Association of the Philippines);
–The sound engineers’ guild: MPASPI (Motion Picture Audio Society of the Philippines, Inc.);
–The assistant directors and production managers’ guild: ADPM (Assistant Directors and Production Managers Association for Motion Pictures, Inc).
Invited to attend FAP Day Martinez are filmmakers and film workers in both mainstream and indie films.
A special committee headed by Director William Mayo , president of the Philippine Motion Picture Directors’ Association (PMPDA), is now drawing up a program for the July 27 general assembly meeting.
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