Kapuso artists Chynna Ortaleza and LJ Reyes renewed their exclusive contracts with GMA Network and its talent management and development arm, GMA Artist Center.
Ervic Vijandre on the other hand, is the newest addition to the GMA Artist Center family.
Present at the contract-signing were GMA Senior Vice President for Entertainment Lilybeth G. Rasonable, GMA Senior Assistant Vice President for Alternative Productions Gigi Santiago-Lara and GMA Artist Center Assistant Vice President and Head for Talent Imaging and Marketing Unit Simoun Ferrer.
Chynna has been with Artist Center for 14 years now, and she is filled with gratitude and high spirits as she remains to be part of the GMA family. “Mahirap iwanan yung kung saan ka nagsimula nung bata ka pa. Yung ganong klaseng bonding, ganung klaseng pamilya [It is difficult to leave the place where you started from. That kind of bonding, that kind of family],” she shares.
New to the Artist Center family is Ervic who is very excited for his upcoming project, Kailan Ba Tama Ang Mali. During the contract signing, he expressed that he’s happy to sign up with GMAAC. “Kapuso talaga ako. Wala akong balak na pumunta kahit saan kung hindi doon sa pinaka the best na station, GMA Network[I truly consider myself a Kapuso. I have no intention of going anywhere else but the best station, GMA Network].”
And LJ, who has also been a faithful Kapuso, treats GMA Network as her second home. “Ang sarap kasi siyempre, parang pamilya ko talaga ‘tong GMA. Feeling ko dito na ‘ko tatanda. Parang yung signing, celebration lang ng new chapter ulit ng career ko, ng relationship ko with the Network [It feels good, of course, because GMA is already like family to me. I think I will grow old here. This signing is a celebration of a new chapter in my career and with my relationship with the Network],” she reveals.
Lilybeth Rasonable feels happy for this set of artists who continues to improve their craft and build stronger ties with the network. She has high hopes and full support for the three Kapuso stars who signed with GMA.
“Ervic is just starting out. But we want to train him more, give him acting workshops, although he is doing very well. He’s very willing to attend the workshops so we want to do it for him so that he can be better at his craft,” confirms the GMA Executive.
“For Chynna and LJ, mga established actresses na ‘yan. They’ve proven themselves to be very good at what they do, so tuloy-tuloy lang ang support ng network at Artist Center sa kanila, para mas mag-grow pa sila sa kanilang career [For Chynna and LJ, they are already established actresses. They’ve proven themselves to be very good at what they do, so the Network and Artist Center will continue to support them so that their career will grow more],” she adds.