GMA Artist Center (GMAAC), the talent arm of GMA Network, is committed to its vision of being at the forefront of discovering and honing world-class talents.
Kapuso viewers witnessed a glimpse of “Signed For Stardom,” the biggest contract signing event spearheaded by GMA Artist Center, in the hit weekend variety show – All-Out Sundays, yesterday, September 5.
GMAAC talents have already been recognized in various international competitions and festivals. As they progress into the ever-changing landscape of show business, they aim to produce more globally competitive artists that can impress audiences in and out the Philippines.
Opening the All-Out Sundays special segment was a short glimpse of how the management has helped its existing artists wow the world in several different fields and various prestigious award-giving bodies across countries.
Aside from this, an exceptional song and dance number from the AyOS barkada including GMA Artist Center talents Julie Anne San Jose, Barbie Forteza, Rayver Cruz, Miguel Tanfelix, Aicelle Santos, Rita Daniela, Ken Chan, Gabbi Garcia, Ruru Madrid, Jessica Villarubin, Jeremiah Tiangco, Derrick Monasterio, Sanya Lopez, Bianca Umali, and Glaiza de Castro await its newest members!
Throughout the years, the GMA Artist Center is always on the lookout for projects and collaborations, both local and international, where their artists could showcase their versatility in their chosen field of expertise.
Present during the contract signing ceremony were Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Felipe S. Yalong, GMA Films, Inc. President and Programming Consultant to the Chairman and CEO Atty Annette Gozon-Valdes, Senior Vice President for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, Senior Vice President for Corporate Strategic Planning and Business Development and Head of Program Support and Concurrent Chief Risk Officer Regie C. Bautista, First Vice President for Program Management Department Jose Mari R. Abacan, First Vice President and Head of Regional TV and Synergy Oliver B. Amoroso, Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Communications Angel Javier-Cruz, Senior Assistant Vice President for Alternative Productions Gigi Santiago-Lara, Assistant Vice President for Talent Imaging and Marketing Simoun Ferrer, GMA Artist Center consultant Johnny Manahan and GMA Artist Center Senior Talent Managers Daryl Zamora, Vic Del Rosario, Tracy Garcia and Joy Marcelo.
GMA Artist Center proudly sealed the contracts of various Kapuso talents in the said event namely Mark Herras, Pauline Mendoza, Ashley Ortega, Faye Lorenzo, Therese Malvar, Vaness Del Moral, Analyn Barro, Lucho Ayala, Sherilyn Reyes-Tan, Luane Dy, Jose Sarasola, Rain Matienzo, Martin Javier, Patricia Tumulak, Claire Castro, Alexandra Yap, Julia Pascual, Sandro Muhlach, Saviour Ramos, Lala Vinzon, Denise Barbacena, Shemee Buenaobra, Gab Yabut, Sebastian Pajarillo, Levince Sotto, Kimson Tan, Migs Villasis, Jamir Zabarte, Ashley Alcayde, Carlo San Juan, Lei Angela, Coleen Paz, Bryce Eusebio, Gabrielle Hahn, and Shanelle Agustin.
This roster boasts of a variety of talents in the fields of acting, singing, dancing, and hosting, as well as showbiz royalties who are full of promising potential.
Also in attendance were the artists’ co-managers – Bernard Anacta, Gertrudes Piccio, Ferdie Lapuz, Jay-Bee Ron Tañedo, Angelo Diego Castro III, Christopher Tan, Jeffrey Gonzales, Lyndon Raymund Santos, Alberto Monteras II, Ernesto Unay, Tyronne Escalante, Charlie Dy, Mark Salamat, and Rex Bellarmino.
Mr. Yalong expressed his delight in signing up these artists through this grand event, “As far as I can remember, this is the biggest contract signing event that GMA has done. Una sa lahat, let me thank all our existing GMA artists for again renewing your contracts with GMA Artist Center. We are happy that you trusted your contracts and management with us. I would like to welcome our new artists that will be signing as you made a good decision to make GMA Artist Center manage your showbiz career. You can expect changes on how our talent management and development will revitalize GMA Artist Center, now that we have Mr. M helping us in this area. You are all fortunate that you are all going to be a part of the Kapuso Network. Congratulations!”
Gozon-Valdes also gladly congratulated the Kapuso artists, “I’m very happy to see that our GMA Artist Center family is growing and thank you to everyone, to our artists who are renewing today, we’ve come a long way and I’m also very excited to welcome the new artists who are signing with GMA. Thank you for putting your trust in GMA, thank you for choosing GMA to be your home, and we are very excited to be part of your showbiz journey.”
Rasonable is thrilled to work with these artists in the upcoming Kapuso projects, “I’d like to congratulate everybody who is signing with the Artist Center, all those who are renewing their contracts and all those who are signed as new artists. Thank you for the trust in GMA Artist Center and GMA. We look forward to providing you with all the platforms, programs, and projects that will help achieve your dreams. We are excited to be working with you!”
Santiago-Lara warmly shared her insights with the new generation of Kapuso stars, “I would like to congratulate all our artists and we welcome you as part of our growing family, ang pag-aartista, ang pagiging performer, ay hindi madali. It’s long hours, it’s hard work, but we hope that you make the most of the opportunities you are given, to showcase your creativity and your talent to the world. We are going to support you and we are going to try our best to provide opportunities and we hope that you will also give your best in performing and in sharing the best that you can be, not just to us but also to your fans and our audience.”
Ferrer assured that these artists are in good hands, “I want to take this opportunity to congratulate everyone and at the same time, officially welcome them to the GMA Artist Center family. I know you’re saying that you are proud to be a Kapuso pero kami rin, proud din kami that you are all part of our organization. We are here as your management team to provide opportunities for your growth, to help train you, develop you to be world class talents. We are also here to give you opportunities to be the best versions of yourselves that you can be.”
Finally, Mr. M teased about the exciting future of GMA Artist Center, “As you know, the job of an actor or an artist is to deliver memorable performances in whatever projects he or she may be doing. Our job, my job, is to transform GMA Artist Center into a world class organization, ready for the challenges of a new era of artist management. This is your home and we are happy to be at your service and hoping for a mutually satisfying professional relationship.”