Television stars Sanya Lopez and Ken Chan felt honored to headline “That Thin Line Between,” the opening salvo of Regal Studio Presents. Screen tandems Gabbi Garcia and Khalil Ramos and Sofia Pablo and Allen Ansay were equally delighted to top bill episodes in the weekly anthology.
Regal Studio Presents is a product of a landmark collaboration between industry giants GMA Network and Regal Entertainment. They sealed the partnership for a series of big-ticket collaborations via a virtual contract signing ceremony held on Sept. 7.
Premiering tomorrow, Sept. 11 on GMA-7, Regal Studio Presents is a weekly anthology that features feel-good, romantic, exciting, and entertaining stories starring various Kapuso artists.
A variety of content to air across GMA channels is already in the execution stage. On GTV, viewers can catch Regal classic movies via Regal Treasures every Friday afternoon. Meanwhile, Heart of Asia is set to bring the hit BL series Ben X Jim starting Sept. 26.
Apart from these, loyal viewers who are craving for fresh content can expect new movie features from Regal to be seen on GMA’s various platforms in years to come.
“The talk about the partnership started during our regular lunch meetings. It was just a conversation and I told Roselle Monteverde if we could put some of the films we grew up with on GTV,” First Vice President for Program Management Department Jose Mari R. Abacan told Manila Standard Entertainment in a virtual interview.
“Our partnership with Regal has always been intact. Now combining the brand of storytelling that is uniquely Regal, with the reach and broadcast capability of GMA, we can assure that a lot of audiences will benefit from this partnership,” Abacan added.
In turn, Monteverde said that Regal Entertainment wanted to take the opportunity to further strengthen their partnership with GMA that started during the ‘80s with Mother Studio presents that aired for eight years and Regal Shocker that aired for five years.
“It has been proven that throughout the years, we are unbeatable and our partnership is mutually beneficial. With the ever-evolving preference of the audience’s taste for entertainment, rest assured our current collaboration will create new, innovative, appealing, and exciting stories, that will touch not only here in the Philippines but the heart of every Filipino globally. And with these projects, the audiences will always be the winner,” Monteverde stated.
Present in the momentous event were GMA Network, Inc. Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit Jr., Executive Vice President and CFO Felipe S. Yalong, GMA Films, Inc. President and Programming Consultant to the Chairman and CEO Atty. Annette Gozon-Valdes, Assistant Vice Presidents for Program Management Department Mitzi Garcia and Concie Agnes, and Assistant Vice President for Corporate Communications Jojo Aquio.
Representing Regal Entertainment, joining Roselle Monteverde, was CEO & President of Regal Entertainment, Inc. Mother Lily Monteverde.