The most-awarded scriptwriter in the Philippines
Ricky Lee is the most-awarded scriptwriter in the Philippines. He has written 170 produced film scripts, earning him more than 70 trophies from award-giving bodies, including three life achievement awards from the Cinemanila International Film Festival, the Gawad Urian, and the PMPC respectively. He is also the
recipient of 2015 UP Gawad Plaridel, as well as one of
the Gawad CCP awardees for 2015.
Among Ricky’s films are Himala, Anak, Jose Rizal, Muru-Ami, Dubai, Nasaan Ka Man, and Bagong Buwan. Himala won the CNN Award for Best Asia-Pacific Film of All Time in 2011.
"Lahat tayo ay may kakayanang
magsulat at lumikha. Nagsisimula ang lahat sa simpleng pagkukuwento."
Ricky is also the author of the scriptwriting manual, Trip to Quiapo, which is both a bestseller and a required text in communications courses in the Philippines.
Ricky also wrote two best-selling novels: Para Kay B (O Kung Paano Dinevastate ng Pag-ibig ang 4 Out of 5 sa Atin); Si Amapola sa 65 na Kabanata. He is also wrote Sa Puso ng Himala and Kung Alam N’yo Lang.
Ricky works for ABS-CBN. He was the creative consultant of The Greatest Love and Creative Manager of such shows as Lobo, Maging Sino Ka Man, Magkaribal, Maalaala Mo Kaya and others. He was also the creative consultant of Star Cinema.
Since 1982, Ricky has also been conducting free scriptwriting workshops for beginning writers, producing hundreds of graduates who now work for TV and film.