Talent supplier asks why ABS-CBN junked their accreditation application

Conde Center for Performing Arts and Talent Agency, established in July last year in Angono, Rizal, wanted to be accredited as a supplier of talent to the Kapamilya network. That has been the raison d’etre of the agency since the time it was founded by Roderick M. Ignacio, who says he used to work as assistant director on television, having worked at GMA-7 and ABS-CBN. He said he is known as direk Deck.

Roderick M. Ignacio
In January this year, according to him, the agency the agency applied for accreditation and in the following month, it got an invite to a “talent suppliers orientation meeting.” In April, the agency received another letter inviting the officers to a “talent suppliers general assembly meeting.” Both meetings the officers of the agency attended. But after the last meeting they attended, Ignacio said, he never heard from the network again.

On Sept. 9, the agency got an e-mail from a certain Mars Sulit with an attachment that Ignacio said shocked him. Their application was declined. The reason? Some requirements were not fulfilled.

According to Ignacio, the letter sent via e-mail was very “informal” and didn’t seem like it came from a big network. “Para po kaming pinersonal,” Ignacio wrote. “Okay lang po na hindi kame nakapasa pero sana naman po binigyan kami ng maayos na explanations kasi po nagbayad kami, nag-process ng maraming requirements at na-ghintay ng napaka tagal.”

If the group that process applications similar to Mr. Ignacio would like to answer Mr. Roderick M. Ignacio, do call his mobile phone 0915-8569760. I think he deserves an explanation.


Derrick Monasterio, Bea Binene reunion

The tandem of Derrick Monasterio and Bea Binene will be reunited in a comedy called Tsuperhero soon to hit the boob tube. Monasterio plays a jeepney driver while Binene is a barker.

Both are looking forward to the show’s run on GMA Network in which they will perform with Gabby Concepcion, Alma Moreno, and Miggs Cuaderno, among others.

Fans of the two will definitely have another reason to celebrate as they will see them again on the small screen.


‘Walking Dead’ in Filipino

The Walking Dead series is now on free TV.

Filipinos nationwide finally had the chance to delve into the world of Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon and Shane Walsh as they navigate through the aftermath of a widespread zombie outbreak. 

A zombie actor during TV5’s ‘Walking Dead’ press launch
More than that, viewers were given the advantage of watching the series in Filipino – much like the variety of American shows aired on TV5. 

The Walking Dead airs every Thursday night on TV5. The season one finale aired on Sept. 22, and season two premieres on Oct. 6, 7 p.m., on TV5.


Danish film about a Filipina opens Danish film fest

Tomorrow at the Shangri-La Plaza cinemas, the second Danish Film Festival unfolds with FreDerikke AsPöck’s 92-minunte film Rosita.

It is about Johannes who lives together with his father, the middle-aged widower Ulrik in a small shing town in the northern part of Denmark. They live a quiet routine life, each minding their separate jobs in the shing industry. 

Mercedes Cabral and Danish actor Mikkel Boe Folsgaard
Ulrik misses the love and tenderness of a woman and arranges for the young, beautiful, Filipino Rosita to come to Denmark - just as many other men in the town have done before him. Johannes is reluctantly drawn into this as Ulrik’s translator. However, over the following weeks Johannes and Rosita are getting more and more attracted to each other which forces Johannes to take responsibility for his dreams and his future. 

Rosita is played by Mercedes Cabral. Screening starts at 8 p.m. after the opening cocktails.

Topics: Roderick M. Ignacio , Conde Center for Performing Arts and Talent Agency , Mars Sulit , Derrick Monasterio , Bea Binene , Tsuperhero , The Walking Dead , Danish Film Festival , Rosita , FreDerikke AsPöck , Mercedes Cabral , Mikkel Boe Folsgaard
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