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“Wedding Song” by a Nobel-prize-winning novelist to be adapted into a TV series

(From Maverickeye) Naguib Mahfouz’s “Wedding Song” tells a story of a young playwright which may have revealed that he killed his wife in his hit play. iProductions has set it for TV adaptation. The company has international ambition for the Arab TV series with Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris who will bankroll the new film and […]

Ethan Hawke’s ’24 Hours to Live’ sold in many territories

(From Maverickeye) ‘24 Hours to Live’ starring Ethan Hawke is a hot seller for Sierra/Affinity. The thriller film will start with production in South Africa in June. It will be directed by Brian Smrz who is an emerging filmmaker and produced by Fundamental Films’ Mark Gao and Gregory Ouanhon, and Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk and […]

Universal picks up UK & Australian rights to “ID2 Shadwell Army”

(From Maverickeye) As the cinematic marathon at Berlinale 2016 continues, Universal has picked up the UK and Australian rights of “ID2: Shadwell Army”. Directed by Joel Novoa, the pic is a sequel to “I.D.”, soccer hooliganism cult movie in 1995. It follows a police officer who goes undercover and infiltrates Shadwell’s revived hooligan element and […]

Janna Ji Wonders wins from Perspektive Deutsches Kino section

(From Maverickeye) The Berlin International Film Festival launched “Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship” in 2012 for Perspektive Deutsches Kino section’s 11th year. Funded by German watchmaker Glashütte Original, this EUR 15,000 fellowship award is given to a talented new filmmaker from Perspektive Deutsches Kino. The fellowship was conceived to support “emerging” German directors in […]

Something Irked George Clooney at the Berlinale Press Conference

(From Maverickeye) Patrick Achache recently attended the Berlinale press conference for Joel and Ethan Coen’s “Hail, Caesar!” The film stars Channing Tatum, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton, Alden Ehrenreich and Hollywood’s face of humanitarian conscience, George Clooney, who discussed the current refugee crisis in Europe. However, at one point in the press conference, Clooney was visibly […]

Berlinale: Understanding the festival’s programme and its sections

(From Maverickeye) Brush up on Berlin International Film Festival’s programme that is divided into 9 sections. This article contains brief descriptions of each section comprising the programme for Berlinale 2016: Competition – This section is the heart of the festival and it brings glamour to Berlin with international stars, renowned directors and brilliant talents strolling […]

The 66th Berlin International Film Festival Has Officially Begun

(From Maverickeye) Berlin characterizes diverse cultural scene, film lovers, and a critical public. This year, the city welcomes artists from around the world for the 66th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). This glamorous cultural event is set to run from the 11th to the 21st of February, 2016. It opens with “Hail Caesar!” the movie […]

Post-Christmas Feeding Program in Guadalupe, Cebu

My team in Cebu City, Philippines has successfully organized another feeding event for around 400 children in Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu last December 26, 2015. We have always been partners with Rise Above Foundation in providing food and aid to the less fortunate for 2 years now, and last month’s event was an extra special feeding program for […]


Intelligent people understand why intellectual property is important. It creates a cultural and a commercial value. The following illustration explains my point. One day, out of the blue, I was approached by a person trying to develop a technology to block or interfere with the bittorrent traffic. However, bittorrent has mechanisms that prevented blocking and […]

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