Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Film piracy on Facebook breaks hearts of local executives, stars

Blockbuster producer Antoinette Jadaone and other motion picture industry laborers cried foul as her film, the Star Cinema rom-com "The Achy Breaky Hearts," was spilled on Facebook not long after it was discharged in theaters.

Jadaone, initially posted a progression of tweets last Monday hammering the individuals who released her motion picture on the web.

"Feed, mga Pinoy talaga. Minsan tayo rin pumapatay sa sariling industriya natin e no? Tapos magrereklamo kapag di nakuntento. NAPAKAHUSAY!!!" Jadaone said.

(Now and then, Filipinos are the ones wrecking our own (film) industry. Furthermore, we have the nerve to reprimand a motion picture in the event that it doesn't meet our principles. Simply extraordinary.)

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She said that she is beginning to lose confidence in the Filipino film industry after her 2014 breakout motion picture, "That Thing Called Tadhana," likewise succumbed to robbery.

"NAKAKAGALIT ANG MGA PINOY. Nawalan na ako ng tiwala sa mga Pinoy. Change is coming, pero sarili natin hindi natin mabago."

(I am beginning to get frantic at Filipinos. I have lost my trust in them. They say change is coming, yet we can't change ourselves.)

"Ginawa n'yo na 'to dati sa Tadhana e di ba? Naniwala dad rin ako sa pelikula pagkatapos. Tapos eto uli. Masisisi mo ba akong mawalan ng gana?" she said.

(You as of now did this to "Tadhana." Yet, despite everything I trusted in making movies. Presently you do this once more. Could you point the finger at me in the event that I lose interest?)

Other motion picture specialists additionally joined Jadaone's call to battle theft. "Magtanggol" screenwriter Henry dela Cruz Jr. concocted a rundown of Facebook clients who posted connections of the spilled motion picture. He additionally evaluated that the film has lost about P40 million in ticket deals since it was released on the web.

"202114 (Views+Shares) x 200 Pesos (Average Movie Ticket) = 40, 422,800. 40 Million Pesos and COUNTING! Yan lang naman ang halagang ninakaw niyo sa industriya today… Yan lang naman ang ninakaw niyo sa mga taong naghirap at nagtrabaho ng patas," dela Cruz said.

(It has been seen and shared 202,144 times, duplicate it to P200 and you think of P40 million and tallying. That is the amount you stole from the motion picture industry today evening time. That is the amount you are taking from individuals who buckled down and decently.)

Executive Jun Robles Lana likewise retweeted some of Jadaone's tweets hammering the theft of her film.

Big names likewise communicated their backing for Jadaone.

The lighthearted comedy stars Jodi Sta. Maria whose character is torn between those played by Richard Yap and Ian Veneracion. Sta. Maria and Yap have asked their fans through online networking to report the illicit connections of the pilfered duplicate of their motion picture.

Angelica Panganiban, who featured in "That Thing Called Tadhana," said on Instagram: "Hindi ho namin sinisira ang kabuhayan ninyong mga nanonood ng pirata. Pero bakit kayo? Tinatanggalan ninyo kami ng kabuhayan? Yes. Influenced ako. Dahil biktima na ko ng robbery. At influenced ako dahil pangalawang beses na tong nangyari sa kaibigan kong direktor na walang sawang nagbibigay sa inyo ng pelikulang nagpapasaya, nagpapaiyak at nagtuturo sa inyo kung pano magmahal. Tigilan niyo na ang theft."

(We would prefer not to obliterate the lives of the individuals who watch pilfered motion pictures. However, you are executing our employment. Yes, I am influenced in light of the fact that I am likewise a casualty of theft. I am influenced in light of the fact that you have done this twice to my chief companion who has done only make movies that make you chuckle and cry and show you how to love. Stop robbery.)