Directors Joel Lamangan and Maryo J. de los Reyes return to GMA-7


Acclaimed directors Joel Lamangan (left) and Maryo J. de los Reyes make a comeback to GMA-7 after doing soap operas for ABS-CBN.


Bago nag-develop ng homegrown directors ang GMA-7, filmdirectors like Joel Lamangan and Maryo J. de los Reyes rule the lot. Sa kanilaang biggest and grandest soaps na pantapat noon sa mga soaps ng ABS-CBN backwhen the Kapamilya station was the number one television network in thecountry.

Ang mga soaps nina Direk Joel and Maryo ang nakipagsalpukanquality per quality and star value per star value para mapaliit noon ang agwatng ratings ng primetime. Direk Joel was behind the landmark first politicalsoap in television, ang Kung Mawawala Ka, at si Direk Maryo naman was behindAngeika dela Cruz's last soap with GMA-7, Habang Kapiling Ka, na first primetime soapnaman nina Richard Gutierrez and Angel Locsin before they were launched saMulawin.

Nang nagna-numberone na ang GMA-7, saka naman lumipat sina Direk Joel at Maryo sa ABS-CBN.

Direk Joel handled Maricel Soriano’s first and only soap sofar, ang Vietnam Rose, samantalang dalawang pre-primetime soaps naman ang idinirekni Maryo, ang Mga Angel Na Walang Langit at Calla Lily.

Tapos na ang mga ABS-CBN projects nina Joel and Maryo,coincidentally both flower inspired (Vietnam Rose and Calla Lily) and nowthey’re back to GMA-7, coincidentally din both komiks-based materials naman.

Nagsisimula na siDirek Joel sa Sinasamba Kita, ang unang Sine Novela ng GMA-7. It starsSheryl Cruz, Wendell Ramos, JC de Vera, and Valerie Concepcion in the rolesfirst portrayed on the big screen by Vilma Santos, Christopher de Leon, PhilipSalvador, and Lorna Tolentino, respectively.

Sa April, magsisimula naman si Direk Maryo sa primetime soapna Impostora starring Sunshine Dizon and Iza Calzado. This is their fourth soaptogether after Kung Mawawala Ka, Encantadia, and Etheria. Ito naman ang follow-upsoap ni Sunshine ‘pag nagtapos ang kaniyang Bakekang, also next month.


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