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Phl embassy builds linkages with Mexican film industry

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Philippine Ambassador to Mexico Demetrio Tuason welcomed the participants to the forum. Mexico PE photo

In line with its efforts to promote the Philippine creative industries and build on the country´s participation in the Guanajuato International Film Festival in July 2019, the Philippine Embassy in Mexico, together with the Philippine Trade and Investment Center Mexico, hosted a forum on the Philippine Entertainment Industry and Opportunities in the Creative Economy on 26 November 2019 in Mexico City for the members of the Cámara Nacional de la Industria Cinematográfica of Mexico.

The forum, which was attended by Mexican production outfits and suppliers, was opened by Philippine Ambassador to Mexico Demetrio Tuason, who highlighted that the Philippines is Mexico´s natural partner in the creative industries given its long-shared history, culture and values. Quoting Japanese film critic Tadao Sato, Ambassador Tuason said, “Filipino films are unlike the films of other Asian countries, they are closer to films in Mexico.”

Managing director for North and Latin America of ABS-CBN Global Ltd., Jun del Rosario, who served as the main speaker at the forum, conveyed his company´s interest to establish linkages with Mexican companies in order to explore possible collaborations, whether in terms of co-production, distribution, talent exchange or content creation.

Commercial Counsellor Vichael Angelo Roaring of PTIC-Mexico (rightmost) discusses establishment of linkages with members of Cámara Nacional de la Industria Cinematográfica of Mexico. Mexico PE photo

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