Top Kapuso Stars Renew Contracts with Artist Center

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This was the dillemma that besieged some Kapuso artists like Katrina Halili who has left GMA Artist Center for the so-called greener pasture.

But the talent management arm of the Kapuso Network has remained a formidable institution as majority of their major artists have renewed their contracts with them.

To name a few, matinee idol Mark Herras who is a mainstay of GMA Network's Sunday variety show "S.O.P." and who just finished his work in the action series of Robin Padilla's "Joaquin Bordado" has inked another management contract with GMAAC. According to Mark, he has always been grateful to GMAAC for taking care of his career. He attributes a big part of his success to the center's constant push of his career as an actor.

Moreover, he said in a recent interview that he has always believed in the way GMAAC works. He likes the idea of them giving out regular acting workshops and even theater training to hone their thespian skills. Mark is also in the cast of GMA Films' "I.T.A.L.Y." which is to open soon.

Other big stars of the Kapuso Network who have renewed their contract with GMAAC are Yasmien Kurdi who is a regular in "S.O.P." and who stars in Studiomax' "Loving You" with JC de Vera, Nadine Samonte and Sheena Halili who are both in Regine Velasquez's comedy teleserye "Ako Si Kim Samsoon"

"I've always been with Artist Center through thick and thin," quipped Sheena. "I'm happy with them because they take care of their talents. I'm getting good breaks because of Artist Center."

Marvin Agustin also expressed that he has been more than satisfied with how Artist Center has managed his career. Since he signed up with them he has been getting the kind of work he has always wanted. He also likes the diversity of TV projects they have given him like his being a host in the new show "Dear Heart" with Jolina Magdangal.

At the moment, the Artist Center is not only finding avenues for their artists to work and shine in the local market but also abroad. …