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MTRCB chair inspires aspiring comedy writers

TO inspire aspiring comedy writers in their craft, Atty. Eugenio “Toto” Villareal, Chairperson of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) graced The Michael V Creative Writing Workshop on Oct. 24 at the Executive Lounge of GMA Network Center.

The MTRCB Chief shared his knowledge and expertise to the participants as a practising lawyer and professor of media and entertainment law.

“Dito ay ibinahagi natin ang iba’t ibang aspeto ng effective comedy writing mula sa perspective ng audience.

Nagbigay rin tayo ng tips kung paano nila maitatawid ’yung kanilang gag. Sa experience namin sa MTRCB, kailangan sigurong bigyan nila ng pansin ’yung tinatawag na sensitivities ng vulnerable sectors gaya ng women, children, and persons with disability,” said Chair Toto.

Chair Toto acknowledged that a writer plays an important role in society. “Para sa akin, ang writer, siya ’yung kaluluwa ng isang show. Sa kanya nagmumula kung ano ang ipo-portray ng isang character. At dahil diyan, kailangan malinaw sa ating writers ang kahalagahan ng pagtataguyod, sa anumang larangan, ng human dignity,” he added.

With the MTRCB presently celebrating its 30th anniversary, Chair Toto encouraged the aspiring writers to be empowered and always, at the end of each day, to wear the parent’s hat.

The Michael V Creative Writing Workshop is a one-of-a-kind learning opportunity that was launched by Michael V to help hone the skills of aspiring comedy writers.

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