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Cinemalaya Book Events at the CCP!

Updated: Aug 2, 2019

THE Cinemalaya 2019 is offering two book events for book lovers during the said festival.  On the weekend of August 3 and 4, the CCP is teaming up with established figures in the literary and film world, Ricky Lee and Michael Kho Lim, for two events about their latest books.

Ricky Lee has written anything from movies and plays to novels and books. His books include Para Kay BSi Amapola, and Bahay ni Marta. His film writing catalog is made up of HimalaMoral KarnalAnak, and Jose Rizal. In addition, he also has written the plays Himala the Musical and DH. And finally, the scriptwriting manual, Trip to Quiapo.

And now, the award-winning scriptwriter will be launching his new book entitled The Ricky Lee Film Scriptwriting Workbook. This new masterpiece contains tips on writing, story and character templates, guidelines on fleshing out the premise, checklists for stories and for troubleshooting the script, creative triggers and exercises, plus blank pages for notes and doodles.

The launch of this new book will take place at the CCP MKP Hall on August 3, 2019 from 4:30pm - 5:30pm.

On the following day, Michael Kho Lim, an independent film producer, contributing writer, early career researcher and an international scholar who teaches at De La Salle University in the Philippines and Monash University in Australia, will be having a book discussion of his book entitled Philippine Cinema and the Cultural Economy of Distribution.

In this book, Lim explores the complex interplay of culture and economics in the context of Philippine cinema. He compares the various aspects of mainstream and independent filmmaking, examines film distribution and exhibition systems, and investigates how existing business practices affect the sustainability of the independent sector. Moreover, Lim’s latest book will address the lack of Asian representation in film distribution literature by supplying the much needed Asian context and case study.

The book discussion will be held at the CCP Silangan Hall, on August 4, 2019 from 4:30pm - 5:30pm.

Both events are free and open to the public brought to you by CCP’s Film, Broadcast and New Media Division and Intertextual Division. For queries, please get in touch with Erika at 551-5959 or 832-1125 local 1706 or send an email to



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