Though we often hear that most artistas sign up with both ABS-CBN and GMA under exclusive talent management contracts, seeing talents of the country’s top media networks collaborating on a project is no longer strange.
Just recently, GMA’s prized “bae” Alden Richards was given the green light to work with ABS-CBN darling Kathryn Bernardo. While Daddy’s Gurl Maine Mendoza is being paired with Kapamilya Carlo Aquino, too.
You see, it’s no longer impossible for big stars from two competing networks to appear in one project together. Who knows, in the future, we’ll see these TV networks sharing their talents with one another for TV and other projects just like Kapuso Eugene Domingo opposite hunky Kapamilya Tony Labrusca in a digital series version of And Babae Sa Septic Tank that now streams on iWant, an ABS-CBN digital streaming arm.
Recently, another GMA-ABSCBN crossover was introduced. Janine Gutierrez and Paulo Avelino are working on a film entitled If We Don’t Make It. It will be directed by Prime Cruz with Jen Chuaunsu as a writer.
“It tells the story of two people who are more than friends but less than lovers. They have a lot of unresolved issues. The story has a music element as well and I think that’s what we can share with you at this point,” said Paulo during an intimate press conference held at Limbaga 77 in Quezon City.
“What I like about the character that I’m going to play is that she’s very relatable. She’s dumb when it comes to love. The character was like me at one point in my life. But she’s very optimistic just like me, I’m a firm believer that when you visualize something hard enough, you’ll get it,” Janine shared.
If We Don’t Make It is under T-Rex Entertainment, the same production outfit that introduced moviegoers to interesting films like Bakwit Boys, Deadma Walking, and Patay na is Hesus, to name a few.
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Kapuso stars at The EDDYS
Several GMA Network personalities were hailed among the winners of the recently-concluded 3rd Entertainment Editors’ Choice Awards for Movies (The EDDYS) held last Sunday, July 14, at the New Frontier Theater.
Dingdong Dantes took home the Best Actor award for his outstanding performance in Sid and Aya where he portrayed the role of the wealthy stockbroker Sid.
Max Collins received the Best Supporting Actress award for her pivotal and challenging role in Citizen Jake as an English schoolteacher.
Zig Dulay, award-winning director of the epic drama series Sahaya, won the Best Screenplay award for his contributions in the materialization of Liway – a Martial Law film about a young mother attempting to raise her kid normally in a makeshift prison camp for nonconformists during the Marcos regime. Liway, headlined by Glaiza de Castro and Dominic Roco, bagged the Best Picture award.
Meanwhile, some of the brightest Kapuso stars brought glitz and show-stopping performances in the prestigious event. Internationally-acclaimed Kapuso singer Aicelle Santos showcased her powerful vocals as she belted out “Bituing Walang Ningning” and “Sana’y Wala Nang Wakas” while Rita Daniela wooed the crowd with her sweet rendition of “Kiss Me, Kiss Me.” Heartthrob and Hanggang Sa Dulo Ng Buhay Ko star Rayver Cruz grooved to the beat of “Growing Up” at the opening of the Eddys.
Juancho Triviño and Arra San Agustin, lead stars of the upcoming Afternoon Prime series Madrasta, were the red-carpet hosts. On the other hand, Kapuso leading man Jeric Gonzales was one of the presenters for the Best Sound Design and Best Musical Score awards.
Spearheaded by the Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors (SPEEd), the Editors’ Choice Awards for Movies or The EDDYS is an annual award-giving body that encourages local filmmakers, producers, writers, and actors to pursue their passion of creating films reflecting the realities of our society.
Produced by Echo Jham Entertainment, led by director Calvin Neria, The Eddys 2019 will be aired on Cignal TV’s Colours Channel on July 21 at 9:00 p.m.
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