Sunday, January 17, 2010

Event management and film writing workshops

The Gerry Roxas Leadership Awardees (GRLA) Institute and the International Institute for Film and Arts (IIFA) jointly present two workshops beginning January 30 and through all Saturdays of February (Feb. 6,13,20 and 27), at the GRLA Hub, 11th Floor, Aurora Tower , Araneta Center , Quezon City .

From 9 a.m. to 12 noon, EVENT MANAGEMENT 101 will be offered. It aims to equip participants with basic principles of designing, planning and staging of events. Workshop mentor is GLENDA DAWN CARLOTA, Marketing Manager of the Center for Culinary Arts and head of the GRLA Communications Committee.

In the afternoon (1-6 p.m.), award-winning writer ARMANDO “BING” LAO will handle a WRITING FOR FILM WORKSHOP for those intending to pursue a career in film. One of the country’s premier writers, his works include “Itanong mo sa Buwan,” “Sana Pag-ibig Na,” “Tuhog,” “La Vida Rosa,” “Minsan Pa,” “Serbis” and “Kinatay,” as well as the 2009 Cinemanila Digital Lokal Special Jury Award winner “Biyaheng Lupa,” which he also directed.

Workshop fees are P9,000 for the EVENT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP and P9,600 for WRITING FOR FILM WITH ARMANDO “BING” LAO. Scholarships and discounts are available, though workshop slots are limited. Those who wish to secure places in the workshop should send an e-mail application together with their biodata to, or text/call 0916-5918815, 8187201, 9130494, 4214006 or 9113101 loc 7244 for inquiries.

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