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Did FDCP chair Liza Diño respond to ‘credit grabbing’ issue about the 15 additional Filipino films on Netflix?

She hopes that with this success this will open more opportunities to expand the market for the local filmmakers.

It seems that Film Development Council of the Philippines chair Liza Diño answered the issue about her ‘credit grabbing’ with regards to the efforts to feature Filipino films on Netflix.

On her Facebook page, Liza Dino shared that they got a lot of inquiries about the said issue, but she then clarified that the deals that was made were private between the private companies and Netflix.

“We got a lot of inquiries about the post on NETFLIX. Normal lang because our content producers are always looking for platforms to showcase their content.

“These acquisition deals are private transactions between companies and NETFLIX. And we are happy that our local distribution companies are engaging with these international companies to expand their audience.”

ON NETFLIXWe got a lot of inquiries about the post on NETFLIX. Normal lang because our content producers are always…

Posted by Liza Diño-Seguerra on Friday, July 31, 2020

And because deal was a success, she just happily shared the good news which was the reason for her previous post.

“We were informed by NETFLIX yesterday about these local licensing deals so we are sharing the good news:)”

According to Dino, it is the government’s role to ensure that local filmmakers have an opportunity to showcase local films to an international audience.

“It’s the government’s role to create country value propositions for these international businesses to work with our local industry players. That’s why we participate in various film markets—to showcase our local film and audiovisual industry.”

Furthermore, she hopes that with this success this will open more opportunities to expand the market for the local filmmakers.

“And now that the DTI has made the creative industries a priority sector, tuloy tuloy ang pag-explore ng opportunities para lumawak ang pa ang market ng ating mga pelikula di lamang sa Pilipinas kundi sa buong mundo. Happy weekend everyone.”

Recently, film director Erik Matti and several netizens slammed Diño on credit grabbing in connection with efforts to feature Filipino films on Netflix.

In a Facebook post, Matti said, “This post by FDCP looks misleading. I read the article and nowhere was it mentioned that FDCP brokered the deal on behalf of the films. In fact, there was no mention of FDCP anywhere in the article.

“But FDCP Chair Liza Dino’s post, as read, was written to hint that it was through FDCP’s efforts that the Netflix deal happened for these producers. It’s the kind of ambiguous doublespeak that’s common nowadays not just with our government but also in the Trump empire. A double speak that people saying it can easily take back if and when questions arise regarding the veracity of the statements made.

Matti also wondered why Diño had written the post when FDCP was not a party to the acquisition of Pinoy films.

After months of criticizing the FDCP, I came across this post by its chairperson where for a moment I thought that FDCP…



Posted by Erik Matti on Friday, July 31, 2020

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