• Vic Sotto and his Midas touch

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    Top comedian Vic Sotto proves his franchisemaking power in the movie industry

    Top comedian Vic Sotto proves his franchisemaking power in the movie industry

    Veteran comedian and host Bossing Vic Sotto is indisputably one of the country’s most popular and timeless stars both on TV and on the big screen.

    From his early musical songwriting genius during his VST and Co. days, to the success of the Tito, Vic and Joey triumvirate; and hosting the longest-running variety show, Eat Bulaga; not to mention his iconic role as Enteng Kabisote, Vic’s star power cannot be doubted. He has the proverbial Midas touch turning everything into box-office gold.

    This year is no exception returns to the annual 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) slate with My Big Bossing. He is poised to create another golden opportunity by turning his monicker “Bossing” into a franchise, much like what he accomplished in the Enteng Kabisote series.

    My Big Bossing is a take off to 2013’s My Little Bossings (co-starring Ryzza Mae Dizon and Bimby Aquino Yap), and in every respect the biggest entry in the festival roster as it gathers together a powerhouse cast and first-rate film directors in the country. Its three-episode format also allows for the unprecedented collaboration among three studio giants, OctoArts, M-Zet and APT Entertainment.

    My Big Bossing boasts of the largest budget in the MMFF race, with a cast comprised of Marian Rivera, Nikki Gil, Pauleen Luna, child star Ryzza Mae Dizon, Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Manilyn Reynes, and introducing Alonzo Muhlach, son of former child star Niño Muhlach who is also part of the movie.

    Vic has time and again proven his franchise-making power evident from the days of Iskul Bukol back in the late ‘70s, and which, decades later, still kept viewers entertained via 2008’s Iskul Bukol: 20 Years After. This year, he is at it again with My Big Bossingand its three episodes titled “Sirena,” “Taktak” and “Prinsesa”, directed by Tony Reyes, Marlon Rivera and Joyce Bernal, respectively.

    With the seasoned comedian taking part in the MMFF every year, there will certainly be no lack of excitement as the name, talent, and yes, the Midas touch of Vic Sotto work their magic in Philippine cinema.

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