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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

May 5, 2012

Gma Films Exec Joey Abacan Bares Their Plans For Movies In 2012

GMA FILMS EXEC Joey Abacan is excited that “The Road” will open across the USA on May 11 and will also be available later on I-tunes and other video on demand outlets, making it the first local film to be released like that in North America. Aside from Rhian, he’ll also be bringing other stars of the film to attend the premiere night and help promote it there: Marvin Agustin, Alden Richards, Derrick Monasterio, Lexi Fernandez and Director Yam Laranas. Who are the Hollywood stars they invited to the premiere night?

“We asked the help of Manny Pacquiao to invite Paris Hilton, Mark Wahlberg, Apple de Ap, and Sylvester Stallone. Sana nga, makarating sila. ‘The Road’ will also open in Singapore on May 15 and will be reissued in selected theatres in Manila on May 9.”

What’s the plan of GMA Films for the rest of 2012? “We’re co-producing ‘Boy Pickup’ with Regal to be shown in June and ‘Aswang Chronicles’ starring Dingdong Dantes and Lovi Poe with Reality Entertainment. We’re now shooting ‘Just One Summer’ launching the love team of Elmo Magalona and Julie Anne San Jose, supported by Alice Dixson, Cherry Pie Picache, Joel Torre and Boboy Garovillo. We’ll also do a horror film, ‘Basement’, directed by Topel Lee, an ensemble movie starring GMA Artist Center talents like Sarah Lahbati, Kristoffer Martin, Enzo Pineda, Sef Cadayona and Ellen Adarna.”