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Friday, February 28, 2020

Meddlesome Actors

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Although the production team would acknowledge that the flow of a series on TV comes from the collective brains of the writing pool and director, few would acknowledge that other parties can influence the outcome. To earn income, networks must have a strong programming lineup that would ensure viewership, and when viewership is high, advertisers scramble to place their ads. Thus, the program should attract viewers and a strategy is to place popular personalities in the cast.

Nonetheless, while the production team strives to entertain the viewers, several factors can affect their work. Even if the writers have a concrete and solid plan on how the story will flow, a suggestion or a request from someone can require revisions. Take the case of two popular celebrities in a network.

Male Personality (MP) has spent many years building his career and reputation. His work hours are impressive and MP took advantage of the break he was given to improve his craft. MP thus endeared himself to the production team and the network as well. During an early significant project, MP flexed his muscles when he felt uncomfortable with Fellow Lead (FL). Equally talented and appealing, FL can match or even surpass the acting of MP. One day, the production team got word of a request from MP. He wanted the scenes of FL to be reduced. Apparently, MP did not want to be overshadowed by FL. MP got his request and the writers went back to the drawing board.

Similarly, Female Celebrity (FC), who projects a goody-two-shoes image, might not be as innocent. In a project, FC shared top billing with Pretty Actress (PA). PA can act well regardless of the role. Even if she has a cameo, she will still give it her all. Meanwhile, FC is as reliable in the acting department, but in terms of fanbase, her network is wider than that of PA. That fact did not matter, as FC suggested certain revisions be done in their project. When PA read the last parts of her scenes in the project with FC, she could only wonder why her character was not included until the very end despite being a major player.

‘The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.’ ― Salvador Dali

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24 comments:

  1. Feeling ko talaga X & K?

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    1. Ngek.. lahat sila nasa beginning na ng scenes noh... anobeh!

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    2. Isa lang tama mo. Malapit kna bumingo.

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  2. MP-C KaF
    FL-baka si M
    FC-K
    PA-Y

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  3. Hindi dapat bumibigay ang director at writer sa mga actors unless valid yung points nila otherwise this is just another form of abuse.

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    1. Kaya nga! Networks should give the director and especially the writer more authority. Why should these petty stars dictate the screen time of another star?

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  4. dapat sa ikakaganda ng story eh, di sa ilang beses nakita yong actor/actress.

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  5. I hope that whoever these jealous celebrities are, karma would hit back at them. It's pathetic of them trying to bring down another star just because they feel that the latter is outshining them. Why doesn't the networks takes control of this and stop allowing celebrities to interfere with the writers and directors? Especially if their intention is ONLY to reduce the screen time of another star.

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  6. Feeling ko MP - D
    FL - R
    FC - J
    PA - J

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  7. Tsk2 palakasan lang talaga. Kawawa yong mga nagtatarabaho ng maayos.

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  8. Hula lng Kaf
    MP-A FL-E
    FC-J PA-E

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  9. MP- C
    FL- J

    FC- J
    PA- B

    Hula lang.

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  10. Hala ang hirap. Clues please huhu

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  11. Two different projects yata toh:
    MP - C of kaF
    FL - A of kaF

    yung second one
    FC - K
    PA - Y

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  12. Goody two shoes LOL Si Y fo sho. MP is C. Di ko knows ung iba

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  13. MP - E kaF
    FL - J kaF

    FC - K kaF
    PA - Y kaF

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  14. Sa second, i dont think its K and Y. Parang hindi naman kaya ni K mang influence.

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  15. Two shows.

    MP - C
    FL - A

    While the other BI
    FC - K
    PA - Y

    mga ayaw masapawan kasi naghahari-harian at rena-reynahan.

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  16. MP-A
    FL- M
    Both kaH

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  17. MP - C
    FL - A
    FC - M
    PA - B

    KaF

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