ABS-CBN Corporation announced the appointment of Malou Santos as the chief operating officer (COO) of Star Creatives, effective February 15, 2016.
As COO, Malou will continue to provide leadership, management, and vision to ensure that Star Creatives continues to dominate the entertainment industry through its production of high-caliber films, primetime drama, and multi-platform Filipino music.
She will also continue to strengthen Star Music, the music arm of ABS-CBN, through live events production, radio programming, and artist development and management.
Under Malou’s leadership, Star Cinema cemented its reputation as the leading film studio in the country that has produced quality films catered to Filipino preferences. Its market leadership has been proven through its dominance of the local box office.
The top 10 highest-grossing Filipino movies of all time were all produced by Star Cinema, including Beauty and the Bestie, the highest-grossing Filipino film in history and A Second Chance, the highest grossing non-Metro Manila Film Festival local film of all time.
Star Cinema has also expanded its distribution system to reach not only local audiences but also Filipinos all over the world.
Malou is a principal player behind the success of Asia’s longest-running and award-winning drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya and other world-class primetime dramas such as Pangako Sa ’Yo, Forevermore, The Legal Wife, Princess and I, Lobo, Magkaribal,Maging Sino Ka Man, and Imortal, among others.
ABS-CBN’s top guns in Metro Society cover
The three pillars of leadership of ABS-CBN in their first magazine cover together. Gabby Lopez, Charo Santos – Concio, and Carlo Katigbak come together for a historical feature commemorating the succession from one passionate leader to another, and what it takes to be at the helm of a company that is truly in the service of the Filipino.
In other special features, join us as we celebrate local entertainment. We delve into the world of film and what makes these pieces of fiction so moving to transport the audience through time, into different worlds of drama and action and romance and comedy. We look into the past with a story of film restoration and take a peek into the future of the industry as we introduce you to the young producers, directors and actors that have made names outside the norms of pop culture, truly focusing on talent and hard work rather than relevancy and a fan base in our On The Verge Section.
This month has many interesting reads on what is new around the metro. Our Dining section features Bondi and Bourke, a restaurant featuring elevated comfort food, which is the brainchild of Australian Chef and owner Wade Watson. Delicious steaks, fresh oysters, and scrumptious meat pies are in this Legaspi village gem. In the mood for something a little more relaxed? Make sure to leaf through our Entertaining with Flair section featuring the Chi Spa at the Edsa Shangri La hotel, perfect to cap off the relaxing day.
Of course, no issue would be complete without the many socials that hit the city and allow me to paint the town red. Head on over to our party hopper section and get an all access pass to Tommy Hilfiger’s launch of tennis star Rafael Nadal as its new face as well as a big surprise for Presy Lopez.
Enjoy the February issue of Metro Society and the annual Entertainment features.
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