2020 was when Laurenti Dyogi – perhaps for the first time in his decades-long career in entertainment – was at a loss. TV and movie productions had been paused because of the coronavirus pandemic and then in May 2020, ABS-CBN went off air because Congress did not renew its franchise.
ABS-CBN was later forced to retrench thousands of workers.
A flurry of changes and movements happened. Both on-cam and off-cam talent found work in other networks, even as ABS-CBN figured out how to produce its shows and movies in the middle of a pandemic and even without a franchise.
In this interview, Rappler entertainment editor Bea Cupin talks to Dyogi about the adjustments ABS-CBN has had to make, what’s in store for the network and its talents, and what the Philippine entertainment industry should be doing for 2021 and beyond.
Catch the interview at 6 pm on Sunday, January 10 by bookmarking this page or following Rappler on social media. – Rappler.com