EXCLUSIVE NEWS: Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza to work with Korean Stars!
The parties signed today, September 9, a memorandum of agreement to formalize their collaboration, which aims to combine the best of what the Philippine and South Korean entertainment can offer.
Present during the signing held at the GMA Network Center were Atty. Felipe L. Gozon (Chairman and CEO, GMA Network); Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr. (President and COO, GMA Network); Felipe S. Yalong (EVP and CFO, GMA Network); Ari P. Chio (VP for Investor Relations, GMA Network); Angela Javier Cruz (VP for Corporate Affairs and Communications, GMA Network), Antonio P. Tuviera, (Chairman, APT Entertainment); Michael B. Tuviera, (CEO, APT Entertainment); Jojo C. Oconer, (COO and CFO, APT Entertainment), David Shim (Chairman and CEO, Solaire Korea and Solaire International); Choi Pyung Ho (President, Solaire International) Noel Corpuz, (Managing Director, Solaire International); and Youngjae Lee, (Executive Director and CFO of Solaire International).
GMA and APT Entertainment are coming off the box-office success of the Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza-starrer Imagine You and Me and both are very excited to work with their Korean partners.
“This is an exciting time for us in GMA and we consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to work with Korean producers who are known for creating blockbuster hits in Hollywood and Korea,” said Atty. Gozon.
“We’ve been looking forward to doing a collaboration with other movie outfits to be able to present fresher, newer, ideas and executions. And GMA is very kind to bring us in together with our foreign partners. I’m sure we will be able to present quality entertainment to the movie going public,” shared Mr. Tuviera.
“Maganda itong development because it’s a combination of three great organizations, we have GMA, we have APT Entertainment and then the Korean team, who are very knowledgeable about movie making. It’s a great opportunity for the Philippine movie industry and we’re looking forward to the success of the venture,” Mr. Yalong added.
After producing several movies in Hollywood and South Korea, among them Gladiator, Saving Private Ryan, American Beauty, JSA, and Myung Ryang, to name a few, David Shim and Choi Pyung Ho revealed that they are now ready to break into the Philippine movie market.
“With the experience and expertise accumulated over the past 20 years in film making both in Hollywood and Korea, Choi and I will work with GMA and APT in providing what should be a truly "ground-breaking" level of motion picture experience to the Philippine audience,” said Shim.
Source and Credits to GMA NETWORK
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