TFC & Star Cinema Mark Firsts In Just The Three Of Us Screening Worldwide via TFC@theMovies

TFC and Star Cinema score a triple milestone as they bring together John Lloyd Cruz and Jennylyn Mercado for the first time in “Just The Three Of Us,” an unlikely love story, screening in cinemas worldwide via TFC@theMovies on the same week of its Philippine release.

For the first time, Star Cinema, brings three box office royalties in one movie Blockbuster Director Cathy Garcia-Molina, John Lloyd and Jennylyn in this modern day romantic comedy (romcom).

Cathy Garcia Molina, is the director behind the highly successful movie hits such as the iconic “One More Chance” and sequel “A Second Chance,” also starring John Lloyd and perennial love team Bea Alonzo.

Jennlyn Mercado, Director Cathy Garcia-Molina, and John Lloyd Cruz

Paanyaya ni direk Cathy,“Iniimbitahin po namin kayong i-try ang bagong putahe na ito na ino-offer namin sa inyo.  We have made a lot of rom coms before but I think this one is different. There is something more than just rom com in this movie. I hope you watch it so you know what we’re talking about.”

John Lloyd on the otherhand is currently the title-holder of the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation Phenomenal Star for 2015 because of the record-breaking results of his movie “A Second Chance.”  He is also one of his generation’s most acclaimed actors. Continue reading

TFC Movies Delivers The Thrill of The Big Screen to More Audiences via SINGTELs Video On Demand

As part of their continued commitment to their audiences, ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel, a global brand that offers, among others, the worlds most widely distributed premium and on demand channel showing Filipino content on multiple platforms, and SINGTEL, one of the largest players in Singapore is bringing its content offering a notch higher with TFC Movies via SINGTEL Video On Demand (VOD).

Starting this quarter, TFC is offering premium movies from ABS-CBNs film production and distribution company Star Cinema on TV screens via Singtel VOD service. For an affordable rental fee, Filipinos in Singapore now get to experience the same blockbuster hits that their families enjoy back home. As an additional feature, TFC Movies will offer films subtitled in English to capture even the local viewers of Singapore.

With TFC Movies, Kapamilyas can rewind to their favorite scene, pause when needed and fast forward to excitement. They can also see their favorite stars on screen, over and over again.

The Love Affair ” Bea Alonzo, Richard Gomez, and Dawn Zulueta”

According to Ailene Averion, ABS-CBN Managing Director for Asia Pacific, As a highly-diversified global brand, we continuously explore more content and avenues toreach a wider audience. In pursuit of our journey with Kapamilyas wherever they may be, we continue to improve on both the kind and quality of entertainment, providing more comfort for our kababayans and elevating their experience in the process. Continue reading

ABS-CBN Executives Charo Santos-Concio, Malou Santos, and Cory Vidanes Among Metros 50 Filipina Achievers

ABS-CBN women leaders Charo Santos-Concio, Malou Santos, and Cory Vidanes are among the fifty wonder women featured in Metro magazines March issue who have demonstrated incredible achievements in various fields.

Charo, Malou, and Cory are chosen by Metro in their special feature as successful women who are worth emulating for their grit and passion to make their dreams come true.

Executive adviser to the chairman, chief content officer, and president of ABS-CBN University Charo Santos-Concio was described by the premier fashion magazine as a truly inspiring individual for conquering various roles in the media beauty queen, award-winning actress, producer, and host of the hit drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya. Continue reading

SKYcable Pay-Per-View Offers Back-To-Back Screenings of Star Cinema Blockbusters

Chill and bond with the entire family with the back-to-back screenings of Star Cinema blockbusters via SKY pay-per-view this March.

Have a laugh-out-loud time with the family with three days of unlimited back-to-back viewing of the two hit 2015 MMFF movies the highest grossing Pinoy film Beauty and the Bestie (starring Coco Martin and Vice Ganda) and the hit Star Cinema rom-com All You Need Is Pag-Ibig (with an all-star cast led by Kris Aquino, Derek Ramsay, Kim Chiu and Xian Lim) when you avail of the pay-per-view package from March 16 to April 15 for only P199.

Avid fans of John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo can relive the love story of Popoy and Basha from the very beginning to their happily ever after with the back-to-back screenings of One More Chance and A Second Chance. Feel the kilig once more with three days of unlimited viewing until March 27, also for only P199. Continue reading

ABS-CBN TVplus Launches Kapamilya Box Office Channel with One-Month Free Screening of Star Cinema Blockbusters

Heres a reason why you should upgrade your familys home entertainment to ABS-CBN TVplus soon: with the launch of its new channel, the Kapamilya Box Office (KBO), you get to watch Star Cinema movies for one month, for free.

The free trial promo, which airs during weekends, gives Filipino families more chances to experience quality Kapamilya entertainment as it features hit movies across all genres in crystal clear digital TV viewing.

Well-loved Star Cinema films such as The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin, Praybeyt Benjamin, A Very Special Love, Shes Dating The Gangster, Feng Shui, My Amnesia Girl, and Ekstra are among the film titles that will be showcased on March 26-27, April 2-3, April 9-10, and April 16-17.

The free trial comes with a Dolce Amore catchup marathon, where Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil give viewers the chance to experience lifes greatest adventure falling in love.

All ABS-CBN TVplus users who already own an ABS-CBN mobile SIM may avail of the Kapamilya Box Office free one month trial by texting KBO <TVplus box ID> to 2131 using an ABS-CBNmobile SIM for free. Once registered, users simply need to press SCAN on the TVplus remote control to activate KBO on the ABS-CBN TVplus‘ 7th channel. Continue reading

Star Cinema Brings Lav Diaz’s Award-Winning Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis to Philippine Theaters

Star Cinema, the film production arm of ABS-CBN Corporation, is bringing the Berlinale Film Festival Silver Bear-winning Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis closer to the Filipino people through a nationwide screening starting Black Saturday, March 26.

An eight-hour long epic, Lav Diazs internationally-acclaimed historical film features two big names from ABS-CBN’s stable of stars – John Lloyd Cruz and Piolo Pascual.

Cruz and Pascual play as Crisostomo Ibarra/Simoun and Isagani, characters from national hero Jose RizalsNoli Me TangereandEl Filibusterismo, respectively. Director Lav Diaz examines this myth, and legend, of Andres Bonifacio, who was a prominent figure of the Philippine Revolution, and undertakes another expedition into the eventful history of his native land. The films various loosely interwoven narrative threads are held together by an exploration of the role of the individual in history and their involvement in political and social developments. Continue reading

Malou Santos Named Star Creatives Chief Operating Officer

ABS-CBN Corporation announced the appointment of Malou Santos as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Star Creatives, effective February 15, 2016.

As COO, Malou will continue to provide leadership, management, and vision to ensure that Star Creatives continues to dominate the entertainment industry through its production of high-caliber films, primetime drama, and multi-platform Filipino music.

She will also continue to strengthen Star Music, the music arm of ABS-CBN, through live events production, radio programming, and artist development and management.

Under Malous leadership, Star Cinema cemented its reputation as the leading film studio in the country that has produced quality films catered to Filipino preferences. Its market leadership has been proven through its dominance of the local box office. The top 10 highest-grossing Filipino movies of all time were all produced by Star Cinema, including Beauty and the Bestie, the highest-grossing Filipino film in history and A Second Chance, the highest grossing non-Metro Manila Film Festival local film of all time. Star Cinema has also expanded its distribution system to reach not only local audiences but also Filipinos all over the world.

Malou is a principal player behind the success of Asias longest-running and award-winning drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya and other world-class primetime dramas such as Pangako Sa Yo, Forevermore, The Legal Wife, Princess and I, Lobo, Magkaribal, Maging Sino Ka Man, and Imortal, among others.

She is a recipient of the Communication Excellence in Organizations (CEO Excel) Award from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines in 2013 for her masterful use of communication in the course of her remarkable work to fulfill Star Cinemas mission, to share stories of inspiration and hope to all Filipinos.

Piolo Pascual and Sarah Geronimo Blockbuster Film Hit The Right Notes This Valentine’s Day

On Sunday, February 14, you have a date with Cinema Ones Sunday Blockbusters as it treats you to the premiere TV screening of multi-million blockbuster hit The Breakup Playlist, produced by Star Cinema and Viva Films.

This romantic drama film starring Piolo Pascual and Sarah Geronimo is written by blockbuster maker Antonette Jadaone and directed by her real beau Dan Villegas. They gave to life characters of law student Trixie (Geronimo) and musician Gino (Pascual), whose paths cross because of their love for music.The two collaborate in a song and sparks fly for them and develop feelings for each other which eventually work for and against them. Continue reading

A Second Chance Hits P566M in Box Office; Makes History as New Highest Grossing Filipino Film

Star Cinemas A Second Chance is now the highest grossing Filipino movie all time after raking in P566 million worldwide since it opened in theaters last November 25.

The highly anticipated sequel to 2007s hit movie One More Chance topbilled by John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo has taken over the combined local and international box office record set by the 2014 Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga-starrer Starting Over Again.

Aside from being a phenomenal hit, A Second Chance also created milestones in the PH movie industry being the first local film to earn more than half a billion in the box office. Continue reading

TFC@theMovies Brings Much-Anticipated, Iconic Movie A Second Chance Worldwide

After creating history in the Philippine movie industry and continuing to break box office records to date with about a Php 100M in ticket sales three days after its release, A Second Chance is set to unfold to audiences worldwide, eager to see the sequel to one of the most iconic Filipino romantic films of all time in, One More Chance.

Now officially recorded as the Philippine film with the highest ticket sales on its opening day, outside the Metro Manila Film Festival, A Second Chance, is the sequel to One More Chance, the movie which has created a cult following of Filipino fans worldwide for its memorable lines and inspiring story of Popoy (played by John Lloyd Cruz) and Basha (played by Bea Alonzo) who give each other an opportunity to love again.

With a huge number of Filipinos who could relate to one of the most beautiful stories told on Philippine cinema, the first movie has already spawned a CD and DVD version and have been screened worldwide via Pay-per-View on TFC and The movie which stars two of the countries biggest on-screen partners, also produced a book version eight years after it first touched the hearts of moviegoers worldwide, making it a veritable part of the Filipino pop-culture.

According to Bea, more than them deserving praise for influencing Filipino romantics and even the new generation or the millennials perception on love, she is even more delighted as to how their movie and their characters have been accepted.I am very proud of the Filipino audience na tinatanggap nila ng ganito ang pelikula (I am very proud of how receptive the Filipino audience has been of our movie. Bea says. Continue reading

ABS-CBN Wins 23 CMMA Awards

ABS-CBN Corporation bagged a total of 23 recognitions at the recently held 37th Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) for its socially relevant and values-laden programs and special projects.

ABS-CBN went home with 11 recognitions from the television categories that include Best News Program for ANC’s The World Tonight,” Best Children and Youth Program for Nathaniel, Best Public Service Program for Mission Possible, Best TV AdPublic Service category for ABS-CBN Creative Communications Management’s Thank You sa Malasakit, Pope Francis campaign tied with ABS-CBN Cebu’s Panguma campaign about farming.

Special Citations were also given to TV Patrol Visayas of ABS-CBN Cebu for the News Program category, while Docucentrals Ang Mabuting Pastol: Pope Francis sa Pilipinas, Thank You sa Malasakit: Pope Francis sa Pilipinas, and Mukha: Pagsisikap were cited for the Special Coverage and News Magazine categories. Ryan Ryan Musikahan: Home for Christmas of Jeepney TV and Docucentral: Ako at ang Papa, meanwhile, were cited for the TV Special category.

ABS-CBNs flagship AM station DZMM also brought home honors headlined by Failon Ngayon sa DZMM for Best News Commentary, DZMM Lenten Drama Special for Best Drama Program, Salitang Buhay for Best Counseling Program, and Dr. Love Always and Forever for Best Entertainment Program while DZMM Red Alert received a Special Citation for the Educational Program category. Continue reading