October 04 2022
GMA First Vice President for Program Management Jose Mari R. Abacan was once again invited to be part of the respected panel of online jurors at the 2022 Venice TV Awards.
With his extensive industry knowledge and expertise in TV programming, Abacan was tapped to join the jury composed of leading and prominent international experts in the world of film and television. He evaluated this year’s entries in the Best Documentary and Best TV Series categories.
Apart from heading GMA’s Program Management Department, he is also the current Project Director of GMA Network Films, Inc. and leads the overall operations and programming of all GMA’s Digital Terrestrial channels: Heart of Asia, I Heart Movies, and HallyPop.
Abacan, who paved the way in introducing Koreanovelas, Lakorn, Turkish and Indian series in the country, likewise oversees all program acquisition initiatives from foreign producers.
The Venice TV Award was launched as a tribute to and celebration of television, increasing national and international recognition for both producers and broadcasters who create high-quality output. It honors companies and individuals responsible for the world’s finest work on TV.