KAPUSO Network is brewing something big together with APT Entertainment as they partnered with Hollywood and Korean film producers David Shim and Choi Pyung Ho for a movie project that will soon hit the cinemas nationwide.
The partnership was sealed last Friday, September 9, through a memorandum of agreement, that aims to combine the best of what the Philippine and South Korean entertainment can offer.
GMA and APT Entertainment are fresh from the box-office success of the movie “Imagine You and Me” topbilled by Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, and both are very excited to work with their Korean partners.
“This is an exciting time for us in GMA and we consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to work with Korean producers who are known for creating blockbuster hits in Hollywood and Korea,” said Atty. Felipe Gozon, chairman and CEO of GMA Network.
Michael Tuviera, CEO of APT Entertainment has also expressed his excitement in a GMA interview on working with other movie outfits for a project.
“We’ve been looking forward to doing a collaboration with other movie outfits to be able to present fresher, newer ideas and executions. And GMA is very kind to bring us in together with our foreign partners. I’m sure we will be able to present quality entertainment to the movie-going
public,” shared Mr. Tuviera.
“Gladiator,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “American Beauty,” “JSA” and “Myung Yang” are some of the movies produced by David Shim and Pyung Ho.
“With the experience and expertise accumulated over the past 20 years in film making both in Hollywood and Korea, Choi and I will work with GMA and APT in providing what should be a truly “ground-breaking” level of motion picture experience to the Philippine audience,” said David.
Present during the signing held at the GMA Network Center were Gozon (Chairman and CEO, GMA Network); Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr. (President and COO, GMA Network); Felipe S. Yalong (EVP and CFO, GMA Network); Ari P. Chio (VP for Investor Relations, GMA Network); Angela Javier Cruz (VP for Corporate Affairs and Communications, GMA Network), Antonio P. Tuviera, (Chairman, APT Entertainment); Michael B. Tuviera, (CEO, APT Entertainment); Jojo C. Oconer, (COO and CFO, APT Entertainment), David Shim (Chairman and CEO, Solaire Korea and Solaire International); Choi Pyung Ho (President, Solaire International) Noel Corpuz, (Managing Director, Solaire International); and Youngjae Lee, (Executive Director and CFO of Solaire International).