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By auraxiiltd, Jul 15 2016 11:53AM

Imagine You & Me, the anniversary film offering from the phenomenal love team of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, which premiered in Philippine cinemas last July 13, will also capture hearts worldwide with international screenings in US, Guam, Canada, Italy, UK, Australia, Singapore, UAE and New Zealand.


The news, posted on the film’s official Facebook account, thrilled AlDub fans across the world who are excited to celebrate a year of love and laughter which began with the pair’s serendipitous encounter on the Philippines’ longest-running noon time show Eat Bulaga last year. The film, produced by APT Entertainment, GMA Films, and M-Zet Television, Inc, has already become a hit at the box office, drawing thousands of moviegoers across the Philippines on its opening day.


Meanwhile, on the love team’s 50th weeksary featured on Eat Bulaga, the two recalled their unforgettable journey through a Wall of Memories filled with photos of their most memorable moments in the past year.


As part of the celebration, the music video for their movie’s theme song, also titled Imagine You & Me, was then shown to viewers for the first time. It was a very personal project for Alden and Maine, having performed the song as a duet, with Maine penning the lyrics herself. It was set to music composed by Vic Sotto and arranged by Jimmy Antiporda.


With the film premiere and the pair’s continued success, Alden and Maine, as well as AlDub Nation as their fans are collectively called, definitely have all the reason to celebrate the year that has passed and the many more milestones ahead.


For complete details on Imagine You & Me’s international screenings, visit the official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ImagineYouandMe2016


By auraxiiltd, Jun 28 2016 10:53AM

The phenomenal Kalyeserye love team of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza is celebrating their first anniversary in a big way as they thrill moviegoers in the much-awaited romantic film “Imagine You and Me” under GMA Films and APT Entertainment.

After first setting eyes on each other on a split screen during Eat Bulaga’s Juan for All, All for Juan segment, the pair has attracted millions of followers who have been long hoping for the love team to transition from reel to real.

Growing visibly closer and more comfortable with each other in their first year together onscreen, AlDub, a combination of Alden and Yaya Dub, Maine’s character on Kalyeserye, showed off their strong chemistry in the trailer for “Imagine You and Me” which made fans around the world giddy with excitement.

Alden plays the role of Andrew while Maine’s character is named Gara, two individuals who find each other in a foreign country.

Set against picturesque locations in Italy and scenic spots in the Philippines, the teaser was all that fans have been hoping for and more as they wait for the film which premieres in Philippine cinemas this July.

Proving to be a girl of many talents, Maine also wrote the lyrics to Imagine You and Me’s similarly-titled theme song, with music composed by veteran comedian, host and actor Vic Sotto and arranged by Jimmy Antiporda.

It has certainly been a magical first year for Alden and Maine, and AlDub Nation just has to wait and see what other exciting things are in store for the sensational pair in the future.


By auraxiiltd, Dec 21 2015 08:07PM

Christmas came early for Cebuanos and Davaoeños as the cast of the Metro Manila Film Festival entry “My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore” visited the region for the movie’s promo tour.


The romantic comedy stars Vic Sotto and Ai-Ai Delas Alas, together with Alden Richards and Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza.


“My Bebe Love” is AlDub’s first-ever film together, following the unprecedented success of the phenomenal love team in Eat Bulaga’s Kalyeserye.


As early as now, the movie is being predicted to be a smash hit, with the tandem of the Box Office King and the Comedy Queen leading the story about Vito (Vic) and Cora (Ai-Ai)—business rivals who will find the conflict between them brewing further as Anna (Maine) and Dondi (Alden) become romantically involved. Anna is the daughter of Vito while Dondi is Cora’s nephew.


Both Vic and Ai-Ai have ruled the box office through various films they have previously starred in. AlDub, on the other hand, has taken the world by storm with the love team becoming a regular trending topic on social media.


Just over the weekend, AlDub dominated Twitterverse once more as the phenomenal love team guested on various Kapuso shows. The #AlDubonSPS trended in the Philippines and worldwide after Maine guested for the first time on Sunday Pinasaya, where in Alden is one of the hosts. Later on, AlDub joined Bossing in the latter’s primetime comedy sitcom, Vampire ang Daddy Ko, making the hashtag #AlDubonVDK trend both in the Philippines and all over the world. AlDub’s much-awaited interview with well-respected broadcast journalist Jessica Soho aired after Vampire ang Daddy Ko. The hashtag #KMJSAlDubYou dominated social media. It topped the Philippines and worldwide trends as well. The Kapuso pair was also featured on GMA News TV’s Reel Time that night with the hashtag #AdubonReelTime becoming one of the trending topics on Twitter as well.


“My Bebe Love” is written by Bibeth Orteza and Jose Javier Reyes. Directed by Reyes, as well, the film is produced by OctoArts Films, M-Zet TV, APT Entertainment, GMA Films, and MEDA Production. (30)


By auraxiiltd, Dec 12 2015 03:00PM

The Kapuso Network spreads love among viewers all over the world as Kapuso artists and trusted News and Public Affairs personalities come together for a happy and meaningful celebration of the season.


In a star-studded Christmas Station ID, GMA Network welcomed the most-awaited season with the “MaGMAhalan Tayo Ngayong Pasko” Christmas SID, which airs worldwide on GMA’s flagship international channel GMA Pinoy TV.


Director Cesar Cosme, who helmed the project, says the video highlights “genuine and pure love” like that of a child.


One with the Network’s message of love are GMA’s best and brightest stars including Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera, AiAi de las Alas, Lovi Poe, Heart Evangelista, Michael V, Willie Revillame, Dennis Trillo, Tom Rodriguez, Megan Young, Carla Abellana, Barbie Forteza, Bianca Umali, Miguel Tanfelix, Andre Paras, Ruru Madrid, Gabbi Garcia, and German Moreno.


They are joined by Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon leading the Eat Bulaga Dabarkads, with the phenomenal love team of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, together with Lola Nidora, Lola Tidora and Lola Tinidora.


Also featured are GMA’s formidable News and Public Affairs team with news pillars Mel Tiangco, Mike Enriquez, Jessica Soho, Vicky Morales, Arnold Clavio and Howie Severino.


With heart-warming scenes full of traditions and the sharing of love and laughter with those we care about the most, the 2015 GMA Christmas station ID shows a holiday that is truly Pinoy, and truly Kapuso.


With Christmas being just around the corner, the station with a heart hopes that Kapuso viewers worldwide hear the message – “MaGMAhalan Tayo Ngayong Pasko.”


This year, the Christmas station ID theme song was sung by Pambansang Bae Alden Richards; with lyrics written by Brian James Camaya and Clare Yee, and music composed by Simon Tan.


Days after it was released on iTunes, GMA’s Christmas station ID theme song titled “MaGMAhalan Tayo Ngayong Pasko” already became number one among iTunes PH top singles. It also became #27 on iTunes Singapore and #58 on iTunes Macau.


The single, released under GMA Records, is available for download and streaming worldwide with all proceeds going to GMA Kapuso Foundation’s Typhoon Lando relief efforts.


Netizens took notice of the theme song for its upbeat and catchy tune, as well as its positive and uplifting message. Twitter user Amy Zulueta shared, “Great job! Short but meaningful! Listen to the lyrics and understand its message.”


Kapuso netizens all over the world also expressed gratitude to GMA for the chance to help marginalized Filipinos. “Thank you for giving us the opportunity to help others thru this!” says Instagram user janeybuena.


Alden’s rendition of the Christmas station ID theme song also earned praises from netizens. Facebook user Juliet Regulto says, “Ang ganda ng pagkakanta. May puso talaga, nakakaiyak. God bless Alden. More blessings to come. Stay humble.”


Moreover, the 2015 GMA Christmas station ID continues to touch hearts worldwide as it reminds viewers of the true meaning of the Christmas season – to love one another.


The 2015 GMA Christmas station ID “MaGMAhalan Tayo Ngayong Pasko” was created by the GMA Program Support Department, directed by Cesar Cosme and shot by the Network’s Post Production Department.


Headed by GMA Program Support Department First Vice President Regie Bautista, the team includes Assistant Vice President for Marketing Communications Hasmin Marable, Senior Project Manager Minette T. Lopez, Project Specialist Penny Wong, Creative Director Dino Garcia, Associate Creative Director Brian James Camaya, Senior Visualizer Gayel Empederado, Senior Art Support Specialist Raymond Ignacio, and Senior Visualizer Pauline Lapus.


The Digital Media team is composed of Online Content Director Leda Beltran, Social Media Head Apang Florescio, Aedrianne Acar, Elisa Aquino, Michelle Caligan, Ma. Esperanza Estrada, Felix Ilaya, Mary Louise Ligunas, Christine Joy Mendoza, Karl Panal, Bea Rodriguez, Marah Ruiz, and Armina Criselda Soriano.


To download a copy of the single, “MaGMAhalan Tayo Ngayong Pasko,” visit www.iTunes.com. (30)


By auraxiiltd, Oct 5 2015 05:31PM

Kalye-serye/AlDub continues to drive Eat Bulaga’s ratings to unprecedented success


GMA Network (GMA) ruled over its counterparts in nationwide TV ratings in September owing to its strong performance across all dayparts, according to data from the industry’s widely-trusted ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.


From September 1 to 30 (with the dates of September 27 to 30 based on overnight readings), GMA recorded a 37.4 percent total day household audience share in National Urban Philippines, surpassing ABS-CBN’s 34.9 percent by 2.5 points and TV5’s 9 percent by 28.4 points.


In particular, GMA led ABS-CBN in the morning block with 34.1 percent versus the latter’s 33.5 percent, as well as in the afternoon block with a commanding 45.2 percent compared to its closest rival’s 29.5 percent. GMA was ahead of TV5 in all time blocks in NUTAM (National Urban Television Audience Measurement).


Moreover, GMA was ahead of other networks in all dayparts in its stronghold areas, Urban Luzon and Mega Manila, including the hotly contested primetime block. Urban Luzon represents 77 percent of the total urban TV household population the country, while Mega Manila accounts for 59 percent.


GMA posted an impressive 42.2 percent total day household share in Urban Luzon, ahead of ABS-CBN’s 30.4 percent by 11.8 points and TV5’s 7.9 percent by 34.3 points.


The Kapuso Network also continued to secure its dominant position in Mega Manila with a 44.6 percent total day share, besting ABS-CBN’s 26.8 percent by 17.8 points and TV5’s 8.3 percent by 36.3 points.


Compared to its closest rival, more programs from GMA entered the list of top regular programs for September across NUTAM, Urban Luzon and Mega Manila.


Eat Bulaga – with the unstoppable success of its Kalye-serye segment featuring the phenomenal AlDub love team composed of Kapuso actor Alden Richards and dub smash queen Maine Mendoza a.k.a. Yaya Dub – ranked as the most-watched program in Urban Luzon and Mega Manila, and led the list of Kapuso programs in NUTAM. Last September 26, the program scored another record-breaking feat in TV ratings with a 37.2 percent rating in NUTAM and 45.7 percent in Mega Manila.


Other ratings-driver for the month include Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, Magpakailanman, Ismol Family, Pepito Manaloto, and Vampire Ang Daddy Ko.


Rounding out the list are Sunday PinaSaya, 24 Oras, 24 Oras Weekend, Marimar, Karelasyon, Wowowin, Celebrity Bluff, Beautiful Strangers, The Half Sisters, Imbestigador and The Ryzza Mae Show Presents Princess in the Palace.


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