SPEAKING of La Luna Sangre, papasok ang karakter ni Khalil Ramos, kauna-unahang contract star ng Reality Entertainment na pinamamahalaan nina Direk Erik Matti at Dondon Monteverde.
Sa movies lang naman manager ni Khalil ang dalawa dahil sa TV shows, commercials at singing career ay co-manage naman ang Star Magic at Cornerstone Entertainment, Inc..
Sabi ni direk Erik, pinasok na nila ang pagma-manage para masabing may sarili silang talent na anytime puwede nilang kunin sa pelikulang ipo-produce ng Reality Entertainment.
“In the past projects that we had, hirap na hirap kaming maghanap ng artista because it’s either it contracted by major network and they’re trying to drive the actor to be a certain type of character all throughout their careers, so naisip na namin na let’s invest on Khalil in several years, build him-up for the kind of movies that we have and even with that one movie and right now we are already thinking of another movie that may even coming in earlier. And it’s a lead role, hindi lang siya ‘yung parang nagsimula lang bit role nagla-lines-lines ng dalawang beses. We really thinking as lead actor.
“We’re actually keeping him as exclusive as we can with us for number of years and number of projects and the build-up contract promises to both him and us to Reality that we will make sure that we will look up to his career as an actor.
“Of course we have specific kind of movies we’re looking at him doing. I think Khalil is one of the few actors in the industry now that been serious into making sure that he concentrates on the craft of performing and acting in general.
“And we’re tracking his career ever since, actually, we casted him in ‘Honor They Father’ (movie-2016) and then, we saw him grow over the years. He especially now with his Urian nomination, so nakikita namin (kasama si Dondon) na he could be a kind of actor for us, for the kind of branded films that we do,” mahabang kuwento ng direktor.
Ayon naman kay Dondon, “actually, our journey started with ‘Honor Thy Father’ na maraming young (artists) and we saw all the potentials niya (Khalil) sa movie na ‘yan.
“So nakita lang namin na puwede palang ipagpatuloy ‘yung journey na ‘yun kasi nakita namin na he can be very versatile as an actor. So parang hindi lang isang klaseng Khalil lang na parang nakikita n’yo when he portrays role with us, he will be doing multiple roles we see him fit to do in our projects kaya perfect, eh, nakita namin ‘yung potential ng pagka-versatility niya and I think that really matter a lot you know that Erik and I to decide to really get our first contract star for Reality (Entertainment).”
Dagdag pa ni direk Erik, “we we’re planning of our roster of films in the next two years and there is a project and we’ve been writing this project ever since MMFF finished 2016, he (Khalil) knows about it and we we’re thinking he would be perfect for it.
“And then when we sent out words sa Cornerstone and Star Magic, they were interested, eventually, naisip namin ‘why not get Khalil’ in several projects.
“Aminin natin, cute si Khali, ‘di ba? Pero hindi naman siya nag-a-appear sa amin na cute lang, may kaunting tapang, may kaunting seriousness, ‘di ba?”
Nilinaw din nina direk Erik at Dondon na puwede pa ring gumawa ng pelikula sa ibang movie outfit si Khalil, pero depende sa role o character na gagampanan dahil kung second best lang ay hindi papayagan ang aktor.
”Gagawin naming bida sa Reality tapos sa ibang movie outfit, support lang siya or bit role lang? We get to see if it’s good for him. Of course mutually agreed with Khalil kasi kung may project na gustong-gusto niya, of course, we would gladly allowed him to do I,” pahayag pa ng direktor.
Ayon naman sa handler ni Khalil sa Cornerstone na si Mac Merla na hindi pa man nagagawa ang isang pelikula sa limang pelikulang kontrata ng aktor ay may downpayment na kalahati sa talent fee para sa kabuuang five movie contract.
FACT SHEET – Reggee Bonoan