They ruled the box office, turned newbies into stars and stars into award winners.
Many long retired from the scene, 11 of them have been coaxed out of hiatus or more lucrative teleserye directing jobs to make the (budgeted) movie of their dreams.
Last Feb. 15 the Film Development Council of the Philippines presented 10 of them to the press at Anabel’s Restaurant in Quezon City.
Who’s on the list
On hand were movie directors Romy Suzara, Gil Portes, Maryo J. de los Reyes, Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes, Mel Chionglo, Tikoy Aguiluz, Joel Lamangan, Jun Urbano and screenwriter and comedian Bibeth Orteza representing her husband Carlitos Siguion-Reyna.
Together with the absent Chito Roño, Elwood Perez and Jose Javier Reyes, these directors were chosen to showcase new work in this year’s 2013 Sining Pambansa National Film Festival.
Called the Masters Edition, the festival is providing a cash grant ofRead More »from Coming soon: 12 new movies from 13 master directors