It’s official. Xian Lim is the newest addition to the roster of stars under Viva Artists Agency.
Xian signed a 10-picture management contract with Viva on Tuesday, January 23 in front of members of the press at the Viva headquarters.
The heartthrob expressed enthusiasm and excitement over the future plans of Boss Vic Del Rosario for him.
“I’m gonna be with Viva for five years,” Xian said.
One of his first projects –he is to star alongside Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo in the upcoming movie Miss Granny.
According to Xian, he will play the role of a music producer and the love interest of Sarah’s character.
Aside from Sarah, James Reid is also part of the movie.
"I was given an opportunity to work with Sarah and James in their upcoming movie and I'm very excited kasi even from a couple of years back, pag tinatanong ako sino ba yung gusto mo... To be able to work with Sarah is already a very huge blessing and syempre si James din," Xian said.
"Nagkakaslaubong lang kami eh. It's just hi, hello but ngayon magkakasama na," he added.
Prior to signing up with Viva, Xian Lim has been under Star Magic for 9 years.
Is marriage vital to a relationship or is it just a label?
“Mr. & Mrs. Cruz” is a film about love, marriage, and commitment. The movie is so relatable that many are excited to see it on the big screen. Some were lucky to see this masterpiece before everyone else- for free!
The advanced screening for the much-awaited film by “Kita-Kita” director Sigrid Andrea Bernardo, “Mr. & Mrs. Cruz”, took place last January 19 at UP Cine Adarna.
It was greeted by a long line of moviegoers who all want to see the film.
Since it’s the first time it’s going to be shown in the big screen, Direk Sigrid and the stars Ryza Cenon and JC Santos took this chance to see the heart-wrenching movie they created.
“Mr. And Mrs. Cruz” is the story of Raffy and Gela who went on a vacation to spend time in Palawan, but instead found themselves enjoying each other’s company. As they spend more time together, their unconventional love story begins and flourishes. But soon enough, trouble in paradise arises as their views in love, commitment and marriage clash. Will they see it through the end together? Once again, Director Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo creates a masterpiece that will hit the heart and hit reality.
Catch “Mr. & Mrs. Cruz” in local cinemas starting January 24!
Host and internationally-acclaimed singer Billy Crawford is now a Viva artist.
Billy has signed a contract with Viva’s big boss Vic Del Rosario on Tuesday in front of members of the press. Billy has expressed excitement during the contract signing, describing the event as one that marks a fresh beginning for his career.
“It’s a new beginning. Bago eh. Especially this year. Lalo na ako, ikakasal. A lot of changes in my life where I need to focus on my performance, my work and also my albums, my songwriting, my production,” Billy said during the press conference at the Viva HQ.
Billy is the newest addition to Viva Artists Agency’s roster of stars which includes Nadine Lustre, James Reid, Vice Ganda, Anne Curtis and Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo.
The host-singer has a lot on his plate this year. In fact, he said during the press conference that he’s excited about all the projects lined up for him this year as he unfolds a “new chapter” in his life.
“It’s a new chapter in my life. I have to start fresh,” Billy told members of the press.
He adds: “I have all the faith in the world for Boss Vic’s plans”.
Aside from his projects, Billy is busy preparing for his and Coleen Garcia’s wedding. The two became engaged back in 2016.
Last January 9, the grand media conference for the upcoming film, “Mr. And Mrs. Cruz” took place in Quezon City. Friends from the press were invited to ask questions to Director Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo, Ryza Cenon, and JC Santos regarding this heart-wrenching film.
VIVA Films and The IDeaFirst Company proudly bring you their first movie offering for 2018 about love, commitment, and marriage, “Mr. And Mrs. Cruz”. A film written and directed by Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo, the same director who gave us last year’s highest-grossing film, “Kita Kita”.
This time, director Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo talks about the thing that comes with love, but no one wants to really talk about: COMMITMENT. “Mr. And Mrs. Cruz” is the story of Raffy and Gela who went on a vacation to spend time in Palawan, but instead found themselves enjoying each other’s company. As they spend more time together, their unconventional love story begins and flourishes. But soon enough, trouble in paradise arises as their views in love, commitment and marriage clash. Will they see it through the end together? Once again, Director Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo creates a masterpiece that will hit the heart and hit reality.
“Mr. And Mrs. Cruz” boasts of its stellar casts JC Santos and Ryza Cenon. It is the first time for JC and Ryza to pair up on screen, but the chemistry between the two stars is uncannily undeniable.
JC Santos played the role of Fidel in the 2017 Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino top-grossing film, “100 Tula Para Kay Stella,” opposite Primetime TV Gem Bela Padilla. His role as Ali in ABS-CBN’s Primetime teleserye “Till I Met You” has made him TV’s newest sensation.
Ryza Cenon on the other hand is one versatile actress, whose acting career blossomed in 2017 via the romance-horror film, “Ang Manananggal sa Unit 32B.” Her portrayal of Georgia in GMA-7’s teleserye “Ika-6 na Utos” is considered to be her breakthrough role, earning for her a Best Supporting Actress nomination in the 2017 EdukCircle Awards.
“Mr. And Mrs. Cruz”, which was shot entirely in the picturesque and breathtaking island of El Nido, Palawan will bring all kinds of mood and vibes on screen, that will send the audience on a roller coaster ride of emotions. Add to that the heart-tugging soundtrack performed by the hit group, The Juans and Nicole Omillo titled “Istorya” and “Before I Let You Go” (originally by Freestyle).
Shooting the film was a challenge though. “Literal na buwis buhay” as Director Sigrid describes it. In one of their shooting days, the team was almost got trapped in an exclusive beach where they filmed some of the scenes for the movie. “Sobrang chill lang kami. Nagkakantahan pa in between shots, not knowing na super high tide nap ala sa labas ng exclusive beach kung saan kami nagshu-shoot. Bago ka kasi makarating doon sa exclusive beach, kailangan mo munang pumaasok sa isang cave. Sinabihan na lang kami ng guide namin na kailangan na naming lumabas dahil malakas na ang ulan at mataas na ang tubig sa labas. So, lumalabas pa lang kami ng cave ramdam nan amin na mataas na talaga yung tubig. As in, kailangan mong sumisid para makalabas ka.”
Valentine’s Day will come early this 2018 when “Mr. And Mrs. Cruz” opens in cinemas on January 24.
Sa unang pagkakataon, nagsama ang dalawa sa pinakamalaking bituin ng ABS-CBN na sina Anne Curtis at Vice Ganda sa isang magazine cover.
Nag-pose ang dalawa sa January issue ng MEGA Magazine.
Sa description ng MEGA Magazine, sinabing ang layunin ng issue na ito ay i-“redefine” ang beauty standard ngayon.
“With new chapters and phases on their respective horizons, Anne Curtis and Vice Ganda join forces in an effort to redefine the beauty standard of today, as well as to reinforce the importance of holding on to dreams. Starting the year on promising grounds, we follow the two as they map out a year they intend to claim and own with pride.”
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The winners for the prestigious Metro Manila Film Festival Awards were revealed last December 27 at the Kia Theater.
Leading the list is “Ang Larawan”, which was given the Best Picture award. The star of the film, Joanna Ampil, was awarded as the Best Actress.
Alongside Ampil is Best Actor Derek Ramsay for “All Of You”. The same film was awarded as the 3rd Best Picture.
Siargao got the 2nd Best Picture Award.
Jasmine Curtis-Smith (Siargao) bagged the Best Supporting Actress award while Edgar Allan Poe (Deadma Walking) got the Best Supporting Actor award.
Director Paul Soriano was hailed as the Best Director for “Siargao”.
The cast of Squad Goals opened the awarding ceremony with a lively dance number.
The audience was greeted by hosts Kylie Verzosa, Cindy Miranda, and Paolo Bediones.
Special numbers were also given by Baby Baste of “Meant To Beh”, Awra Briguela of “Ang Panday”, Wacky Kiray, MC Calaquian, and Lassy Marquez of “Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad”, Edgar Allan Guzman (Deadma Walking), Nar Cabico, and Rachel Alejandro and Joanna Ampil of “Ang Larawan”.
“Ang Panday” brought home a total of four awards: Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award, Children’s Choice Award, Best Visual Effects, and a Special Jury Award for director Coco Martin.
“Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad” was given the Full-length People’s Choice Award.
Some of the presenters are Phoebe Walker, Andrew Muhlach, Jake Cuenca, and Rachel Alejandro.
Here’s the full list of winners for this year’s MMFF:
Best Picture: Ang Larawan
2nd Best Picture: Siargao
3rd Best Picture: All of You
Best Actor: Derek Ramsay (All of You)
Best Actress: Joanna Ampil (Ang Larawan)
Best Supporting Actor: Edgar Allan Guzman (Deadma Walking)
Best Supporting Actress: Jasmine Curtis-Smith (Siargao)
Best Director: Paul Soriano (Siargao)
Best Child Performer: Baeby Baste (Meant To Beh)
Posthumous Special Jury Prize: Nick Joaquin (Ang Larawan)
Special Jury Award: Coco Martin (Ang Panday)
Male Star of the Night: Derek Ramsay
Female Star of the Night: Erich Gonzales
Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award: Ang Larawan
MMFF Special Award of Recognition: National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera
Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award: Ang Panday
Full-length People's Choice Award: Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad
Children's Choice Award: Ang Panday
Best Screenplay: All of You
Best Editor: Mark Victor (Siargao)
Best Cinematography: Siargao
Best Production Design: Gino Gonzales (Ang Larawan)
Best Visual Effects: Ang Panday
Best Musical Score: Ang Larawan
Best Original Theme Song: "Alon" by Hale (Siargao)
Best Sound: Siargao
MMFF Best Float Award: Deadma Walking
MMFF People's Choice Award for Short Film: Noel
MMFF Short Film Best Picture: Anong Nangyari Kay Nicanor Dante?
Anne Curtis proves her flexibility as an actress as she stars in her very first action movie. After months of intense kali and gun training, Anne is finally ready to get out of her comfort zone in her newest film, “Buy Bust”.
The much-awaited movie is under the direction of Erik Matti. Matti was behind the success of “On The Job”, “Honor Thy Father”, and “Seklusyon”.
ONE Championship's reigning heavyweight Champion, Brandon Vera, will also be in “Buy Bust”.
Victor Neri, Nonie Buencamino, Lao Rodriguez, Levi Ignacio, Joross Gamboa, Alex Calleja, Sheenly Gener, AJ Muhlach, Mara Lopez, Tarek El Tayech, Ricky Pascua, Maddie Martinez, Nafa Hilario, Ian Ignacio, and Mikey Alcaraz were also cast in this upcoming action film.