|Occupation||Film Director, TV series|
Dominic Zapata (born February 14, 1971), is a Filipino television and film director. He is a graduate of the De La Salle University-Manila and Don Bosco Technical Institute-Makati. He took up AB Communication Arts and BSC Marketing Management (CAM-MMG) at De La Salle University-Manila where he entered the communication arts program in 1988.
His most noted work is My Husband's Lover, nominated as Best Telenovela in the 2014 International Emmy Awards held at New York City. The same project also got him a nomination nod for Best Director at the Asian TV Awards in Singapore that same year.
Zapata first became known for directing large-scale soaps, namely Mar's Ravelo's Darna (both versions, first with Angel Locsin and the updated Marian Rivera starrer) and Captain Barbell. He showed his versatility with the musical soap Diva. He did local adaptations of international titles like the Kim Samsoon (Korea), La Lola (Argentina), Zaido (Japan) and Zorro (US).
His Filipino version of the Korean drama Temptation of Wife and My Beloved both aired in 2012 and Carmela: Ang Pinakamagandang Babae sa Mundong Ibabaw. Then came the commercial and critical success of My Husband's Lover. Aside from television shows, Dominic directed films such as Kuya, Mulawin: The Movie, My Valentine Girl, and Boy Pick-up the Movie.
In 2005, he won the Metro Manila Film Festival People's Choice Award for Best Director for his work on Mulawin, the Movie. He was also nominated in the 2014 Asian Television Awards in the Best Direction category and won five citations in the 5th Golden Screen TV Awards, nominated in the 9th Seoul International Drama Awards, nominated for an International Emmy Award under the Telenovela category, given by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
|Year of release||Title||Category|
|1997-1998||T.G.I.S. Batch 2||Weekly Teen Drama|
|2002||CLICK Batch 2||Weekly Teen Drama|
|2002-2003||Beh Bote Nga||TV Sitcom|
|2003||Love to Love||Anthology|
|2003-2008||NUTS Entertainment||Weekly Sketch Comedy|
|2003||Twin Hearts||TV Series|
|2005||Mulawin: The Movie||Movie|
|2006||Captain Barbell||TV Series|
|2007||Super Twins||TV Series|
|2007||Zaido: Pulis pangkalawakan||TV Series|
|2008||Ako si Kim Samsoon||TV Series|
|2008-2009||Obra (9 episodes)||Weekly TV Anthology|
|2010||Jejemom||Weekly TV Family Comedy|
|2010||Captain Barbell||TV Series|
|2011||My Valentine Girls (segment "Soulmates")||Movie|
|2011||Comedy Bar||Weekly TV Comedy Variety|
|2012||Boy Pick-Up: The Movie||Movie|
|2012||My Beloved||TV Series|
|2012||Luna Blanca||TV Series|
|2012||Temptation of Wife||TV Series|
|2013||My Husband's Lover||TV Series|
|2012-2013||Magpakailanman (7 episodes)||TV Anthology|
|2013||Carmela: Ang pinakamagandang babae sa mundong ibabaw||TV Series|
|2014||Hiram na Alaala||TV Series|
|2014-2016||Ismol Family||Weekly TV Family Comedy|
|2015||The Rich Man's Daughter||TV Series|
|2016||Poor Señorita||TV Series|
|2016||Alyas Robinhood||TV Series|
|2017||Mulawin vs Ravena||TV Series|
|2017||Alyas Robinhood Season 2||TV Series|
|2018||Victor Magtanggol||TV Series|
Awards and nominations
|2006 New York Festivals||TV Programming & Promotion for Best Special Effects (TV-Movie/Mini-Series)||Mulawin|
|31st Metro Manila Film Festival||People’s Choice for Best Director||Mulawin the Movie|
|8th Seoul International Drama Awards||Programmer’s Choice for Best Drama Series||Temptation of Wife|
|5th Golden Screen Television Awards||Outstanding Adapted Drama Program|
|2nd International Emmy Awards||Best Telenovela||My Husband’s Lover|
|19th Asian Television Awards||Best Director- Nomination|
|PEP List Editor’s Choice Awards||TV Show of the Year|
|5th Golden Screen Television Awards||Outstanding Original Drama Program|
|31st PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Primetime Drama Series||Alyas Robinhood|
- Rothman, Michael. "2014 Emmy Awards -- Winners List". ABCNews.
- "Dennis Trillo, nag-iisang Pinoy actor sa 19th Asian TV Awards". Balita. 20 November 2014.
- "Dominic Zapata on My Husband's Lover: "We'll play by the rules."". GMA Network. 18 July 2013.
- Caligan, Michelle (18 November 2014). "Dennis Trillo, Dominic Zapata nominated at the 2014 Asian Television Awards". GMA Network.
- Buning, Ning (24 January 2016). "10 LGBT- friendly Films and TV Series since 2000". LionHearTV.
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