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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.

Aug 26, 2016

GMA Artist Center Now To Be Known As GMA Talent Development & Management Department, With Their New Stars Undergoing Personality Development Workshop

GMA ARTIST CENTER is now known as GMA Talent Development & Management Department. They invited us through Jenny Donato to be a resource speaker in their Project Tyra, a personality development workshop that aims to boost the marketability and credibility of their artists. We, along with Isah Re and Lhar Santiago, talked about public relations and social media. The participants are the following new GMA Artists:

Bianca Umali - 17, has played leads in “Wish I May”, “Nino”, “Once Upon a Kiss” and does comedy in “Ismol Family”. Her ka-love team Miguel Tanfelix can’t attend the workshop since he’s busy going to school.

Analyn Barro - 19 year old Starstruck Season 6 finalist who has appeared in shows like “A1 Ko Sa’yo”, “Magpakailanman”, “Once Again”.

Arra San Agustin - 21, also from Starstruck 6. She has appeared in “Dear Uge”, “Karelasyon”, “Magpakailanman”.

Ayra Mariano - 17, Starstruck 6 First Princess. She has appeared as a mainstay in “Poor Senorita”.

Arianne Bautista - 24, TV commercial model who has two regular shows, “Bubble Gang” and “Alisto”. She has also appeared in “Juan Happy Love Story”, “Naku Boss Ko” and “Buena Familia”.

Beatriz Imperial - 17, also from Starstruck 6. Has appeared in “Sinungaling Mong Puso”, “Poor Senorita”, “Maynila” and “Magpakailanman”.

Elle Ramirez - 22, recruited from “Protege 2”, she has appeared in “Magpakailanman”, “Dear Uge”, and “A1 Ko Sa’Yo”.

Faith Da Silva - 16, also recruited from Starstruck 6. Has appeared in “That’s My Amboy” and “Magpakailanman”.

Hannah Precillas - 18, “Bet ng Bayan” grand winner, has appeared in “Once Again”, “Marimar”, “Once Upon a Kiss”.

Kate Valdez - 16, a TV commercial model. She has appeared in “Destiny Rose”.

Klea Pineda - 17, Starstruck 6 Ultimate Female Survivor, now appears regularly in “Encantadia”.

Koreen Medina - 21, Starstruck 6 recruit. Has appeared in “Magpakailanman” and is now a regular in “Juan Happy Love Story”.

Pauline Mendoza - 16, has appeared in ‘Little Nanay”, “That’s My Amboy” and now, “Juan Happy Love Story”.

Marika Sasaki - 23, has appeared in “Magkaibang Mundo”, “A1 Ko Sa’Yo” and “Maynila”.

Stephanie Sol - 24, former Miss Teen Philippines. Has appeared in “Karelasyon”, “Little Nanay”, “Wagas”, “Juan Tamad” and is now a regular in, “Sinungaling Mong Puso”.

Aaron Yanga - 23, has appeared in “My Faithful Husband”, “Karelasyon”, “Magpakailanman” and has just finished the movie “Moonlight Over Baler”. Will appear as one of the Cosmo Men in September.

Bruno Santos - 20, a six footer. He has done several TV commercials and has yet to try acting in a TV show.

Carl Cervantes - 21, recruited from Starstruck, he has appeared in “Dear Uge”, “Juan Happy Love Story” and “A1 Ko Sa’Yo”.

Hiro Peralta - 22, has played the lead role in “Little Nanay” and has also appeared in “Beautiful Strangers”, “Magpakailanman”, “Pari Koy” and “Karelasyon”.

James Teng - 17, another 6 footer. Recruited from Starstruck 6, he has appeared in “A1 Ko Sa’Yo”, “That’s My Amboy” and “Ismol Family”. He’s now a regular in “Encantadia”.

James Wright - 21, a good singer recruited from “Anak Ko Yan”, he has cut his own album and has sung theme songs for GMA soaps like “Carmela” and “My Destiny”.

Kyle Vergara - 19, he was also discovered when he joined Starstruck 6. He has appeared in “Karelasyon”, “Wish Ko Lang” and “Maynila”. He owns the Red Sand Bar in Las Pinas.

Ralph Noriega - 17, was introduced in “Poor Senorita” and now a mainstay in “Someone to Watch Over Me” as Lovi Poe’s brother.

Zach Castaneda - 17, a balikbayan from California, he has yet to be assigned to do a show.

Also in this batch are One Up members Ralf King, Jay Arcilla and Yasser Marta, with brother and sister Jak Roberto and Sanya Lopez. But they’re all busy with other engagements so they didn’t make it to the workshop, which also featured Vaness del Moral as host, GMA execs Angel Javier, Mark Sablan and Ponz Acayton.