Johnny Manahan officially joins GMA Artist Center
Johnny Manahan, also known in the industry as Mr. M, is now officially a Kapuso and has been welcomed by GMA Artist Center. He left ABS-CBN in late 2020.
“It’s official! Meet our newest Kapuso, Mr. Johnny Manahan,” the network announced through its Facebook page today, July 13. GMA’s announcement was accompanied by a greeting for the veteran director.
“Welcome to GMA, Mr. M!” the greeting stated.
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Manahan’s transfer was first teased on GMA Network’s Facebook page yesterday, July 12.
“A pillar in Philippine entertainment is making a move,” the teaser stated through a poster, where the letter “M” was written in stylized letters.
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Manahan has been in the entertainment industry for 50 years. Aside from serving as a director, he also co-founded ABS-CBN’s talent management arm Star Magic.
He left ABS-CBN last year, following the rejection of the network’s franchise renewal, and went on to direct TV5’s now-defunct musical variety show “Sunday Night Live” and the noontime show “Lunch Out Loud.”
Manahan’s transfer comes after actress Bea Alonzo also signed a contract with the Kapuso network, after about 20 years as an ABS-CBN talent. /ra
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