GMA showcases groundbreaking Filipino dramas in MIPCOM Cannes

From left: GMA Network’s Reena Garingan, Roxanne J. Barcelona, and Lilybeth G. Rasonable at the MIPCOM Booth.

Philippine media giant GMA Network, through its content distribution arm GMA Worldwide, showcased groundbreaking Filipino dramas at the recently concluded MIPCOM Cannes, the world’s greatest gathering of television entertainment professionals from 100 countries. It was held at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France.

Representing GMA Network in MIPCOM were senior vice president for entertainment group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, program management first vice president Jose Mari R. Abacan, business development and strategic content partnerships consultant Reena Garingan, and GMA Worldwide division vice president Roxanne J. Barcelona.  

Some of the GMA drama titles highlighted during the week-long event were Widows’ Web, I Left My Heart In Sorsogon, To Have and To Hold, and Broken Faith (Magkaagaw).

 Widows’ Web is a gripping family suspense-drama with four women caught up in a twisted murder case that will entangle them in a web of secrets, mysteries and lies. The prime-time series is headlined by Carmina Villarroel, Vaness del Moral, Ashley Ortega and Pauline Mendoza.

GMA’s romantic drama series I Left My Heart in Sorsogon stars Heart Evangelista as Celeste, a fashion designer and socialite who is engaged to the most eligible bachelor in town, Tonito, played by Richard Yap. Paolo Contis plays her old flame, Mikoy.   

To Have and To Hold is a compelling story of marriage and love that knows no bounds. The series is topbilled by Carla Abellana, Rocco Nacino and Max Collins.

Finally, top-rating afternoon drama Broken Faith (Magkaagaw) is the story of a legal wife who eventually becomes the person she hated the most—a mistress. The drama is the reunion of Sheryl Cruz and Sunshine Dizon, and also stars homegrown GMA talents Klea Pineda and Jeric Gonzales.

The first major market that GMA Network has participated in since the pandemic. MIPCOM (Marché International des Programmes de Communication), or the International Market of Communications Programmes, is dubbed as “the mother of all entertainment content markets.” It is an annual event highly anticipated by global decision-makers who compete for new series, distribute content from all over the world, source international production partners, and set the development agenda for 2023 and beyond.

More information is available at www.gmanetwork.com.


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