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List of notable or famous screenwriters from Philippines, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in Philippines and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to Philippines. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Filipino screenwriters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These screenwriters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known screenwriter from Philippines is included when available.

Examples include Lino Brocka and Rommel Tolentino.

This historic screenwriters from Philippines list can help answer the questions "Who are some Filipino screenwriters of note?" and "Who are the most famous screenwriters from Philippines?" These prominent screenwriters of Philippines may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Filipino screenwriters.

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Adolf Alix, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 39 Adolfo Alix, Jr. or Adolf Alix is a Filipino screenwriter and film director.

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Al Tantay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 62 Al Tantay is a Filipino film actor, writer, and director and the former husband of Rio Locsin, with whom he made several movies, including Rizza Jones, Showgirl, Love Affair, Wild Animals, and ...more

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Auraeus Solito is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 49 Auraeus Solito is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning Filipino filmmaker and indigenous peoples rights advocate who comes from a lineage of Shaman-Kings from the Palawan tribe but is ...more

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Ben Feleo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Dec. at 85 (1926-2011) Ben Feleo was a Filipino film director and screenwriters who directed more than forty films.

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Brian Ging is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 42 Brian Ging is a film producer, director, editor, screenwriter and cinematographer.

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Brian Yuzna is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 66 Brian Yuzna is a director, writer and producer who has been active within the independent horror genre for over thirty years. He is widely known as the producer behind Re-Animator, as well as ...more

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Brillante Mendoza is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 57 Brillante Mendoza is a Filipino film director. He was born and raised in San Fernando, Pampanga. He took Advertising Arts of the then College of Architecture and Fine Arts at the University of ...more

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Carlos Vander Tolosa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Carlos Vander Tolosa Carlos Vander Tolosa is a film director and screenwriter.

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Cherry Pie Picache is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 45 Cherry Pie Sison Picache is a Filipino actress and screenwriter who has starred television and films and has worked as a model for modelling Palmolive, Camay, and Eskinol.

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Cholo Laurel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 56 Rafael Manuel Hidalgo Laurel is a Filipino filmmaker, best known for writing and dircecting the Star Cinema Classic Nasaan Ka Man. The youngest son of Manuel Sosa Laurel and Lilia Dayrit ...more

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Chris Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 48 Christopher "Chris" Sheridan is an American television writer, producer, and occasional voice actor. Born in the Philippines, Sheridan grew up in New Hampshire. He attended Gilford ...more

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Cirio H. Santiago is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Dec. at 72 (1936-2008) Cirio H. Santiago was a prolific Filipino film producer, director, writer and cinematographer. He also uses the screen names: Cirio Santiago and Leonard Hermes.

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Daisy H. Avellana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Daisy H. Avellana Dec. at 96 (1917-2013) Daisy H. Avellana was an actress and screenwriter.

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Don Escudero is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Don Escudero Dec. at 56 (1955-2011) Don Escudero was a production designer, film director, screenwriter and actor.

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Douglas Quijano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Dec. at 65 (1944-2009) Douglas Quijano was a talent manager in the GMA Network.

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Eddie Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Dec. at 69 (1932-2001) Luis Clemente Enriquez better known as his stage name Eddie Rodriguez was a Filipino film actor and director.

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Eddie Romero is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Dec. at 89 (1924-2013) Edgar Sinco Romero was an influential Filipino film director, film producer and screenwriter, considered one of the finest in the Cinema of the Philippines. Romero was named National Artist of ...more

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Efren Reyes, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Dec. at 44 (1924-1968) Efren Ongpin-Reyes, Sr. was a Filipino actor and director. He was the father of Efren Reyes, Jr.

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Emmanuel Dela Cruz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Emmanuel Dela Cruz is a screenwriter, film producer, film director, actor and a writer.

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Fernando Poe, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Died at 65 (1939-2004) Ronald Allan Kelley Poe, better known as Fernando Poe, Jr. and colloquially known as FPJ and Da King, was a Filipino actor. During the latter part of his career, Poe was defeated by incumbent ...more

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Ishmael Bernal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Ishmael Bernal Dec. at 58 (1938-1996) Ishmael Bernal was a Filipino film, stage and television director, actor and screenwriter. Noted for his melodramas, particularly with feminist and moral issues, he directed many landmark ...more

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Jade Castro is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Jade Castro age 39 Jade Castro is a screenwriter and film director.

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Jerrold Tarog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Jerrold Tarog is a multi-awarded Filipino film director, composer, writer, editor, and sound designer. His work as editor, sound designer, and composer on other films have also earned him ...more

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Jet Leyco is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 31 Jet Leyco is a film editor, screenwriter, cinematographer and film director.

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Joey de Leon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 69 José María Ramos de León, Jr., better known as Joey de Leon is a Filipino comedian, actor, and television presenter. He hosts the noontime variety show Eat Bulaga!. He is a ...more

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John Roque is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
John Roque John Roque is a screenwriter.

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Jose Antonio Vargas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 37 Jose Antonio Vargas is a journalist, filmmaker, and immigration activist. Born in the Philippines and raised in the United States from the age of twelve, he was part of The Washington Post team ...more

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Jose F. Lacaba is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Jose F. Lacaba Jose Maria Flores Lacaba, Jr., better known as Jose F. Lacaba, is a Filipino poet, journalist, and screenwriter. He was conferred the Aruna Vasudev Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on ...more

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José Javier Reyes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
José Javier Reyes age 63 Jose Javier Reyes is a Filipino writer, director, miscellaneous crew and actor. He has won awards at the Gawad Urian, Metro Manila Film Festival and Filipino Star Awards for Movies for his ...more

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Jose Mari Avellana is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Dec. at 70 (1941-2011) Jose Mari Avellana was an actor, production designer, screenwriter and film director.

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Jun Lana is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 45 Jun Lana, born as Rodolfo R. Lana, Jr., is a Filipino playwright and two-time FAMAS award-winning screenwriter. The winner of 11 Palanca Awards for Literature, he became the youngest member of ...more

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Khavn De La Cruz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 44 Khavn De La Cruz, a.k.a.KHAVN is a Filipino poet, singer, songwriter, pianist, and filmmaker. Considered the father of Philippine digital filmmaking, he has made 32 features and more than a ...more

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Kriz G. Gazmen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Kriz G. Gazmen Kriz G. Gazmen is a film producer and screenwriter.

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Lav Diaz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 59 Lavrente Indico Diaz is a Filipino independent filmmaker. He has won several international awards such as the award for Best Picture at the Singapore International Film Festival, the Independent ...more

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Lily Y. Monteverde is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 90 Lily Monteverde is a prominent Filipino film producer and businesswoman.

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Lino Brocka is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Dec. at 52 (1939-1991) Catalino Ortiz Brocka is a Filipino film director. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential and significant Filipino filmmakers in Philippine cinema history. In 1983, he founded the ...more

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Loy Arcenas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Loy Arcenas age 65 Loy Arcenas is a film director, screenwriter, production designer, scenic designer and theatre director.

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Luciano Carlos is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Luciano Carlos Luciano B. Carlos is a film director, screenwriter and actor.

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Lux is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 40 Lux is a cinematographer, film director and producer.

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Michael Gleissner is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 46 Michael J. G. Gleissner is an entrepreneur, film producer, director, screenwriter, actor, photographer, and musician.

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Michael V is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 48 Michael V., also known as "Bitoy", is a Filipino comedian, actor, impersonator, director, composer, singer, rapper, voice artist and parodist, who appears in the GMA Network show ...more

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Mike De Leon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 68 Miguel Pamintuan de Leon, also known as Mike de Leon is a Filipino film director, cinematographer, scriptwriter and film producer.

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Mike Relon Makiling is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Mike Relon Makiling age 85 Mike Relon Makiling is a film director, writer and screenwriter.

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Nora Aunor is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 62 Nora Aunor is a Filipina actress, recording artist, and film producer. Aunor has also appeared in several stage plays, television shows, and concerts. She is known as Philippine cinema's ...more

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Peque Gallaga is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 74 Peque Gallaga is a multi-awarded Filipino film-maker. His most significant achievement in film is "Oro, Plata, Mata", which he directed after winning a scripwriting contest sponsored ...more

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Precy Ortega is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Precy Ortega is a Filipino actress and writer.

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R.J. Nuevas is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
R.J. Nuevas R.J. Nuevas is a Filipino television writer and film writer. He is a resident writer of GMA Network, creating a graphic novel-themed series Impostora for the network. He has adapted, for ...more

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Raya Martin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 34 Raya Martin is a film director, film producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, and film editor.

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Raz de la Torre is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 38 Raz de la Torre is a screenwriter, television director and film director.

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Richard Somes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Richard Somes age 40 Richard Somes is a film and television director, film art director, production designer, screenwriter and actor.