De Venecia says Dolly de Leon nomination at Golden Globe deserves all recognition
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De Venecia says Dolly de Leon nomination at Golden Globe deserves all recognition

Jan 13, 2023, 6:30 AM
Nicole Pulido

Nicole Pulido


Dolly de Leon’s nomination in the Golden Globes will open more opportunities for Filipino talents, together with the implementation of RA 11904, said Rep. Christopher De Venecia from Pangasinan.

Pangasinan Rep. Christopher VP de Venecia (4th District) who chairs the Committee on Creative Industry & Performing Arts urged the country to celebrate actress Dolly de Leon’s historic Golden Globes nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal in the international film Triangle of Sadness.

The awards night for the prestigious film and television happened on January 11, 9 AM GMT, which ultimately saw de Leon lose to Angela Bassett from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. But a mere nomination for the Globes is already a win for her and the whole Philippine cinema, he stressed.

Additionally, with the outpouring of reviews for the Palme d’ Or winning film, this will definitely not be the last time that Dolly and the other actors will be nominated for their work in the movie.

He said this proves that there is no lack of talent "in our pool of actors in the Philippines but the lack of opportunities when it comes to bigger international roles."

He looks forward look forward to the implementation of RA 11904 (Philippine Creative Industries Development Act) providing for the development and promotion of the Philippine creative industries, and appropriating funds thereof to push local talents to the limelight beyond our borders.

This would hopefully open more doors for Filipino actors to audition for films and tv roles not just in the United States, but also in Asia and Europe and that international studios would hire more Filipino talent after Dolly’s introduction of the local talent to the world.

He highlighted some 'actionable points' that were raised during the most recent hearing on the Filipino film industry by the House Committee on Creative Industry and Performing Arts, which includes: Government Support to launch a massive campaign for the Oscars; Unbundling the costs of cinema tickets, to hopefully find government interventions to lessen the staggering costs; Reactivate the Film Academy of the Philippines through the Cultural Center of the Philippines and submit timely entries to the Oscars; Create an accounting framework for the film industry, defining the market structure, and tracing out the flow of funds to identify current demand in the industry; and addressing the lack of statistics and official definitions in the film industry, through updating the Philippine Standard Industrial Classification (PSIC) codes.

Tags: #GoldenGlobes, #Philippinecinema, #performingarts

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