Hindi na muna papayagan ng isang grupo ng talent managers ang kanilang mga artista na makipagtrabaho sa aktor na si Baron Geisler.
Ito ang naging desisyon ng Professional Artist Managers, Inc. (PAMI) sa isinagawa nitong emergency meeting sa Annabel's restaurant, sa Tomas Morato, Quezon City, ngayong Sabado ng hapon, December 3.
Kaugnay ito ng kontrobersiyang kinasasangkutan nina Baron at Ping Medina.
Si Baron ay talent ng PAMI member na si Arnold Vegafria.
Pormal na naghain ng reklamo si Ping sa PAMI sa pamamagitan ng sulat na ipinadala niya kay PAMI President June Torrejon-Rufino, na mabilis namang binigyan ng aksyon ng grupo.
Napagdesisyunan din ng PAMI na huwag payagan ang kanilang mga talent na tumanggap ng proyekto kung saan ang direktor ay si Arlyn dela Cruz.
Ito ay kaugnay naman ng formal complaint ni Vegafria laban sa direktor dahil hindi raw umano nito nakontrol ang sitwasyon sa set ng pelikula kung saan nangyari ang insidente sa pagitan nina Baron at Ping.
Narito ang kabuuang statement ng PAMI na ipinadala nito sa PEP:
“The Professional Artist Managers, Inc. ('PAMI') has called for an emergency meeting in response to the letter of complaint received from actor Ping Medina dated 30 November 2016 regarding an incident that happened during the shooting of a scene for the film Bubog, involving his co-actor, Baron Geisler.
“Ping Medina wrote that 'Baron urinated on my torso and face without my permission.'
“PAMI strongly condemns this disgusting act and behavior of Geisler.
“After a thorough discussion and deliberation during the meeting, in the presence of Geisler's manager and PAMI member Arnold Vegafria, PAMI unanimously arrived at the decision to inhibit all our artists from working with Geisler in any movie and television projects for an indefinite period.
“PAMI received Vegafria's assurance that he will refuse to accept any projects until such time that Geisler is mentally fit and psychologically stable to resume his work as an actor.
“In addition, Vegafria filed a formal complaint questioning the capacity of the movie's producer/director, Arlyn Dela Cruz, to exercise control and assume full responsibility on the set, that could have prevented this regrettable incident to happen.
“As managers, when we send our artists to the set, it is with our complete trust that the producer and director will protect and ensure the safety of our artists.
“Therefore, we have also unanimously agreed to inhibit all our artists from accepting any projects involving Arlyn Dela Cruz.
“As always, PAMI is together with the industry in aspiring for a healthy, safe and professional working environment.”