• ‘Heneral Luna’ goes to TV

    Partners for the General (from left) Vincent Nebrida, Malou Santos, Fernando Ortigas, Leng Raymundo, and Ed Rocha

    Partners for the General (from left) Vincent Nebrida, Malou Santos, Fernando Ortigas, Leng Raymundo, and Ed Rocha

    Artikulo Uno Productions has forged a partnership with ABS-CBN to air 2015 Filipino historical biopic Heneral Luna for television.

    “I feel that more people will be able to see Luna and the message it carries on free TV. What’s a better conduit than ABS-CBN to do this?” said Artikulo Uno president Vincent Nebrida at the contract signing of the two companies.

    As its broadcast partner, ABS-CBN has the right to air the box-office film on its various platforms.

    “We will make sure that we will promote it, we will take care of it, and Filipinos here and abroad can watch it on all channels and platforms of ABS-CBN,” responded the network’s head of Integrated Acquisitions and International Sales and Distribution Evelyn Raymundo.

    Besides the partnership with Artikulo Uno, ABS-CBN also renewed its partnerships with Regal Entertainment and Viva Entertainment—two of the country’s biggest film production outfits—likewise providing them the rights to broadcast their movies on its various platforms which includes free-to-air TV channels, cable TV channels, ABS-CBNmobile, and The Filipino Channel (TFC).

    “I am a loyalist and will forever be yours,” said Regal matriarch Lily Monteverde when asked about Regal’s ties with ABS-CBN.

    “They’ve been like a family to us,” added Regal Vice President Roselle Monteverde.

    According to Raymundo Regal Entertainment not only entrusted ABS-CBN with its current film archives, but even its future titles as well.

    For Viva Entertainment head Vic Del Rosario, on the other hand, Viva’s ties with ABS-CBN has already spanned more than three decades and remains strong until now.

    “It started way back in 1981 and from then on we have remained as partners. With ABS-CBN, you can watch all the best Filipino movies,” he shared.

    More significantly, the company is consistent in pursuing its Film Restoration Project, which aims to restore and preserve classic Filipino films for the future generation. To date, it has restored over 100 classic films.


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