Why it's not possible for an AlDub movie to be part of MMFF

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Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza are presently busy taping for their TV series Destined To Be Yours, which will air its pilot episode on February 27, 2017.



AlDub fans have one more project to look forward to this year aside from the television series Destined To Be Yours.

According to Tony Tuviera, there is a movie lined up for Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza.

Mr. T (how he is called in the industry) is the big boss of APT Entertainment, T.A.P.E. Inc., and Triple A, which manages the career of Marian Rivera, Andrea Torres, and Maine.



During his recent luncheon with entertainment editors, he said, "Wala pang concept yung movie.

"Kailangan pang pag-usapan, e.

"Saka busy yung dalawa."

Tessa Mauricio, lifestyle and entertainment editor of The Manila Times, asked: "Possibly for MMFF?"

Mr. T replied, "Metro Manila Film Festival? Hindi."

He then revealed his "ruling" when it comes to producing movies.

"Alam naman nila ‘yan, e. May ruling ako na pagka-Metro Manila Film Festival, hindi kasabay si Vic Sotto.

"So kung gagawa yung APT, hindi puwedeng lumaban kay Vic Sotto basta Metro Manila Film Festival."

The friendship of Tuviera and Vic Sotto go way back.

And if not for this friendship, Eat Bulaga! would not have achieved its stature as the longest-running show on television.

It may be recalled that in the early '80s, Tony almost canceled the show due to lack of funds.

Its main hosts Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon, now known as TVJ, continued hosting even if their producer could no longer afford their fees.

Thirty-seven years later, the three remain the main men of Eat Bulaga! and are not bound by any contract.

In one of his previous interviews, Vic said, "Siguro, nando’n na iyong samahan, e, iyong pagkakaibigan, iyong loyalty sa isa’t isa.

"Tulad ng nabanggit ni Tony…wala kaming kontrata, wala kaming memorandum of agreement, or anything.

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"It was all about pakikisama, it’s all about loyalty, it’s all about having fun with everyone."

Mr. T is not just Bossing's boss, but also his ninong sa kasal.

MMFF RULING.  From the AlDub movie, the topic shifted to last year’s screening process of MMFF.

Since 2002, Vic has been producing an movie for MMFF. It was only last year that his entry Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers did not qualify.

This development convinced Mr. T to give the AlDub movie a regular run.

Mr. T said, "...ang mahirap lang, kagaya nung nangyari nitong last year na finished product tapos hindi ka papasok.

"So ang laki ng ginasta mo tapos hindi mo alam kung kailan mo iso-showing."

He also questioned the idea of "pitting the indie film against the commercial film."

"Kasi hindi naman dapat mag-away ‘yan, e. Di ba yung audience naman ang pumipili, e, kung sino naman ang gusto nilang panuorin. Choice naman.

"Sana wag ganun kasi pare-pareho, dapat magtulungan lang..."

But he did not entirely say no to having indie films in the MMFF.

"Sana we can find a middle ground na parang ano, di ba, peaceful, co-existence ika nga.”

Is he supporting Senator Tito Sotto’s proposal of holding a separate indie film festival?

"Hindi rin, hindi rin, hindi rin naman. Well, sa akin, from my point of view, sana ano, magkasundo lang…"




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