Hit BL series ‘Gameboys’ now streaming on Vivamax, KTX.ph  

Globe Prepaid Virtual Hangouts – Gen Z’s exclusive interactive platform that houses all fun, innovative, educational and passion-based experiences from Globe Prepaid – has launched the GoWATCH Film Lab, a learning program for emerging creatives who desire to tell their stories through the art of cinema. The film lab consists of four workshop sessions on specific filmmaking techniques to be facilitated by acclaimed filmmakers Jade Castro, JP Habac, Antoinette Jadaone and Erik Matti.

GoWATCH Film Lab is Globe Prepaid’s fifth pillar and learning program under its Virtual Hangouts platform. In the past it conducted the GoESPORTS Game On! Training Camp for ESports streamers and casters; GoHUSTLE Boss Up Bootcamp for entrepreneurs; GoKOREAN K-Fashion Institute for Korean fashion lovers; and the recently concluded musical talent search called GoJAM On Stage.

According to Head of Globe Prepaid Ms. Givielle Florida, “It’s time for our cinephiles and emerging filmmakers to take the spotlight. We want to give them the world-class mentorship that they deserve.”

The GoWATCH Film Lab is part of Globe’s continuing mission to give a platform to cinema artists to express their perspectives. In 2019, Globe’s film production arm, Globe Studios now called ANIMA, launched its first ever Short Film Lab during the .giff Festival of New Cinema. ANIMA is Globe Prepaid’s partner in putting up this year’s GoWATCH Film Lab.

“We believe that the Gen Z’ers have a strong and unique voice,” said ANIMA Executive Director Quark Henares. “[During our 2019 Short Film Lab], we paired our participants with seasoned filmmakers for a hands-on mentorship to guide them from their short film’s concept and script development, to finding their audiences here and abroad. For the GoWATCH Film Lab, we are extending the same opportunity to our participants.”

The four-part workshop sessions are just the beginning. Participants have a chance to pitch their own story, wherein selected finalists will face a jury of industry players, for a chance to win a script development mentorship plus Php 200,000 seed grant.

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The Globe Prepaid Virtual Hangouts GoWATCH Film Lab is open to individuals 16 to 27 years old who have a story to tell and who are interested in finding and developing their voices and talents in filmmaking. To register, visit www.globevirtualhangouts.ph. Registration is open from May 21 to June 1; the actual film lab will be held on June 4-5 and June 11-12.

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The huge fan following of the highly-successful BL series “Gameboys” had a reunion last Sunday, May 22 to celebrate World Gameboys Day.

The day was also the launching of Season 2 of the acclaimed BL series which gained a wide following both locally and abroad since it was shown worldwide two years at the height of the pandemic.

Because of “Gameboys”, a project of The IdeaFirst Company, Kokoy de Santos and Elijah became popular. The netizens followed the unusual love story of Gav and Cairo. A lot of people were able to relate to the love story of the two young men and the show became a trending topic in social media.

After the first season of “Gameboys”, The Idea First Company made the “Gameboys The Movie” which was also warmly received by their legion of fans.

Last Sunday at 8 pm, the first two episodes of “Gameboys” were streamed in KTX.ph and Vivamax. Just like what Elijah and Kokoy said, even if you’ve already seen the movie, you should also watch Season 2 because there are new scenes that was not in the film version. This was enough to send the fans of “Gameboys” jittery with excitement.

Kokoy and Elijah thanked their fans both here and abroad for waiting for Season 2. They just wanted to make sure that Season 2 is comparable to the enjoyment that Season 1 and the “Gameboys” movie gave their followers.

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Concert Queen Pops Fernandez is truly excited as she is finally doing a concert tour in the US with OPM icons and hitmakers Rey Valera, Hajji Alejandro, Marco Sison and Nonoy Zuniga.

At the media conference for the concert titled “Four Kings and a Queen” held May 18, Pops revealed she never had a chance to work with the four hitmakers aside from Marco whom she did a musical with at the Metropolitan Theater many years ago.

“I am happy that I get a chance to work with them before I retire,” said Pops.

The summer concert series produced by Pia Legaspi of Amore Entertainment starts on June 25 at the Northern California Graton Bay Area Resort & Casino and will be followed by a show at the Saban Theater at Beverly Hills on June 26.

The next stop for Pops and the OPM icons will be at Sahara Event Center at Las Vegas on July 1. Other show dates are at Bally’s Casino at Lake Tahoe on July 3, Bally’s at Atlantic City on July 9, Copernicus Center in Chicago on July 10, Double Tree Hotel in Portland Oregon on July 15, and Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu on July 17.

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