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Kriz Gazmen appointed as new ABS-CBN Films head

Kriz Gazmen set to "usher in a fresh era of storytelling" as new Head of ABS-CBN Films

Patricia Matalog
Patricia Matalog

4/29/2022 in News
Kriz Gazmen appointed as new ABS-CBN Films head

Kriz Anthony Gazmen has been appointed as the new Head of ABS-CBN Film Productions Inc. as announced by the company today, April 29.

The former business unit head of Black Sheep is taking on the role effective this May 1, succeeding acclaimed filmmaker Olivia M. Lamasan, who will be retiring, but will continue to serve as ABS-CBN Films' consultant for Star Cinema and Black Sheep.

"In his new role, Kriz will usher in a fresh era of storytelling as ABS-CBN Films continues to explore novel approaches in content creation and platform migration in order to reach more audiences," the company said.



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Kriz first joined Star Cinema in 2007 as creative producer before becoming a creative director in 2015. In 2018, he led the establishment of Black Sheep, which produced the hit movies “Alone/Together” and “Exes Baggage."

Some of his notable projects prior to leading Black Sheep include “I Love You Goodbye” (2009), “No Other Woman” (2011), “One More Try” (2012), “The Trial” (2014), and “Etiquette for Mistresses” (2015).

Meanwhile, Olivia M. Lamasan will continue to serve as a consultant for content, partnerships, and talent management via RISE Artists Studio.

As a filmmaker, some of her most notable works include “Sana Maulit Muli” (1995), “Madrasta” (1996), “Milan” (2004), “The Mistress” (2012), “Starting Over Again” (2014), and “Barcelona: A Love Untold” (2016), among others. She was also the creator of the iconic drama anthology series “Maalaala Mo Kaya,” the pioneering teleserye “Pangako Sa ‘Yo,” as well as the primetime series “Forevermore.”

“Amid the many challenges brought by the pandemic, Olive steered ABS-CBN Films towards new ventures and partnerships, making its well-loved content available across different platforms while maintaining its position as a reliable producer of inspiring Filipino stories,” the company added.

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