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Film Development Council of the Philippines welcomes new Chair and CEO: Director Jose Javier Reyes

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Newly appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Jose Javier Reyes bared his plans and vision as he officially assumed his position on April 08, 2024.

With almost four decades of experience in the film industry, Chairman Reyes brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to lead the national film council as the successor of the former FDCP Chairman Tirso Cruz III.

Chairman Reyes expressed his commitment in revitalizing the sustainability of the Filipino film industry post-pandemic, emphasizing the need for local support and instilling pride in our national cinema. He also highlighted the importance of fostering innovation and creativity among Filipino talents to compete globally.


“We need to see the importance of a cinema carrying a distinct soul of the Filipino but understood and appreciated by the world,” the new Chairman said in a statement. “The future of Philippine cinema demands the respect of the past, the resourcefulness in maneuvering the present scenario and looking ahead, not by wishful thinking but through concrete engagements serving a single purpose: the advancement of film.”

Additionally, Reyes outlined his plans for continuing education leading to professionalism in all aspects of filmmaking through training programs that expose them to world talent and understand the evolving cinematic landscape.

FDCP Chairman and CEO Reyes took his oath of office before Honorable Justice Mariflor Punzalan Castillo at the Court of Appeals in Manila on April 11. Under his guidance, the FDCP looks forward to more engagements in the development of our local cinema bringing them to international acclaim.

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