Star Cinema, Brightlight in joint project for new TV5 show

by James Patrick Anarcon
Nov 4, 2020
ABS-CBN talents Elmo Magalona, KarJon (Aljon Mendoza and Karina Bautista), and JC Alcantara will be seen in a TV5 series produced by Brightlight Productions with ABS-CBN and Star Cinema as line producers.
PHOTO/S: @purposeshot (Elmo / JC) / @_karebautista on Instagram

Star Cinema, one of the film outfits under ABS-CBN Films, will line produce a show for Brightlight Productions that will air on TV5.

This was announced by ABS-CBN Films managing director Olive Lamasan in a virtual press conference attended by PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and select members of the media on October 26, 2020.

The title of the project is Love On The Move, and it will feature artists from Rise Artists Management, ABS-CBN Films’ talent arm.

Direk Olive said about the project, “We are line producing that. It’s a venue for us to also build our Rise artists.

“Kumuha kami ng mga tao na nawalan—iyong mga dating nagtatrabaho sa ABS na nawalan ng trabaho.

“Kaya ako, grateful ako, isa iyan sa mga blessings, isa iyan sa mga projects na dapat ma-celebrate kasi it was able to give jobs to those na na-displace.”

The line producer is the team that mans the daily operations of a project.

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According to Direk Olive, it was ABS-CBN's chief operating officer for broadcast, Cory Vidanes, who sealed the deal with Brightlight Productions.

She elaborated, “Kami lang, kasi we pitched, nag-pitch ng mga konsepto at konsepto namin ang nakuha.

"That’s why we’re line producing it, kaya Star Cinema ang nagla-line produce together with ABS-CBN, may blessing ng ABS-CBN.

“So, ayun, lock in rin, ang cute ng kuwento, e, kasi there are four stories in one.

“It’s a 13-episode series and you have four love stories. Kuwento siya ng mga food delivery drivers.”

One episode will top-bill Elmo Magalona, Elisse Joson, and Rise artist JC Alcantara, who previously played the lead in Black Sheep’s digital series Hello, Stranger.

Based on the stars' past Instagram stories, Elmo, Elisse, and JC are done with their lock-in taping.

JC also posted his portrait shots of Elmo and Elisse on his Instagram account.

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The other episode will feature Rise artists Daniela Stranner and Anthony Jennings with Pinoy Big Brother Otso teen housemates Karina Bautista and Aljon Mendoza.

Like the first story, Daniela, Anthony, Karina, and Aljon are also done taping their episode.

The love teams of Vivoree Esclito and Patrick Quiroz and Kaori Oinuma and Jeremiah Lisbo will also have their respective stories.

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Star Cinema has yet to reveal more details about the project, including its airing date and director.

ABS-CBN STARS ON TV5

Love On The Move is not the first TV show to feature ABS-CBN artists to air on TV5.

First is the Sunday noontime show Sunday Noontime Live, which is headlined by ABS-CBN prime stars Piolo Pascual and Maja Salvador, with Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, Donny Pangilinan, and Jake Ejercito. It is directed by former Star Magic chairman emeritus Johnny “Mr. M” Manahan.

Another show is the romantic-drama series I Got You, starring Beauty Gonzalez, Jane Oineza, and RK Bagatsing.

Ritz Azul, Jason Gainza, Miles Ocampo, Daniel Matsunaga, and Jerome Ponce are part of the Sunday gag show Sunday Kada.

Kapamilya artists Billy Crawford, Bayani Agbayani, and Alex Gonzaga are the main stars of Brightlight’s daily noontime show Lunch Out Loud.

Korina Sanchez hosts Rated Korina, while Ian Veneracion, Dimples Romana, and Sue Ramirez are the leads of the sitcom Oh My Dad.

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ABS-CBN stars, who have exclusive contracts, were given the freedom to do projects outside the Kapamilya network after 70 congressmen killed its broadcast franchise on July 10, 2020.

Brightlight Productions, an entertainment company owned by former Negros Occidental Albee Benitez, has been producing shows for TV5 as a blocktimer since October.

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ABS-CBN talents Elmo Magalona, KarJon (Aljon Mendoza and Karina Bautista), and JC Alcantara will be seen in a TV5 series produced by Brightlight Productions with ABS-CBN and Star Cinema as line producers.
PHOTO/S: @purposeshot (Elmo / JC) / @_karebautista on Instagram
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