OMB expects fewer pirated MMFF films

Posted at 12/26/2012 11:10 AM | Updated as of 12/28/2012 12:03 PM

OMB chief Ronnie Rickets leads raid in Quiapo. File photo

MANILA, Philippines -- The public can expect to see fewer pirated versions of this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entries, according to Optical Media Board (IOMB) chairman Ronnie Ricketts.

Ricketts said the Muslim community in Quiapo has agreed to cooperate with the agency's "Zero Piracy Campaign."

He said that the information campaign, which has been disseminated through shirts and button pins, has been effective.

The agency has been in constant coordination with Quiapo Muslim leader Camad Pangandaman to ensure that movie piracy is reduced.

The agency is also on its toes, especially now that entries to the film fest have begun to play in movie theaters.

"Tuloy tuloy ang pag ikot natin hanggang matapos 'yung festival," Ricketts said.

He reported that the agency has been quite successful in reducing piracy for the past three years which has reaped positive reactions from members of the movie industry.