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The cliché states that behind every successful man is a woman. In showbiz lingo, the saying takes a different turn, because truth be told: behind the success of an actor is a powerful gay executive or manager. In the case of this prized official (PO) of a network, most of the talents he handled got very good breaks. That was always a given. From a mere nobody, PO can transform any actor into the hottest talent in the industry. His latest and current "project" is an emerging talent (ET), who has appeared in the major series of the network. ET is definitely gaining more recognition than he did with his previous management.
A few weeks ago, a high level executive (HE) of said network fumed when she learned that PO was conspicuously absent in the network's story conferences. The presence of PO is very crucial in any meetings because he handles all the major series/telenovelas of the network. Therefore his absence is definitely unwelcome, as he has to be on call to answer for all the major decision-making required. Besides, results of said meetings were to be presented in a big network event a few days after. Apparently, PO left the country without asking permission from his superiors. He joined ET in the Middle East for the network's promotional tour. PO had already been lined up ET in two major projects in the most coveted timeslots of the network.
Also, PO was not alone in the tour, as his close friend (CF), a former talent manager, joined him, too. Before PO got fatally attracted to ET, he was responsible for transforming a non-mainstream actor (NA) into a huge household name that he is today. PO now had to relegate NA because ET is younger, and well, not as “soft” as NA. Thus it was CF who took care of NA. What caught the ire of HE was her finding out that the room assignments had PO and ET in one room, while CF and NA were together in another room. It appeared as if the foursome where on a honeymoon.
HE can only express her disbelief that PO is turning out to be the personal assistant of ET. Unfortunately, HE can only get mad and disgusted, period. She can not really reprimand PO as much as she does her other subordinates. For PO is not considered as a “demi-goddess “ for the network’s soap operas for nothing. If PO leaves, the network's programming will definitely suffer in a big way. HE knew that this incident was not isolated, as it was not the first time that PO left his work to be with ET. The question is: until when will PO's fondness for ET last? The other talents who were previously handled by PO are no longer as popular as the time when PO had them under his loving care. These talents have grown old, lost their hunky appeal, and moved on. Perhaps, ET believes that it is but natural for him to take advantage of every opportunity that lands on his lap. For it is true that since it knocks but once, he might as well hit the ground running, and laugh all the way to the bank. Only and only, while he still savors the perks of being PO's current and favorite flavor.
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