Janine’s new manager
Homegrown Kapuso actress and product endorser Janine Gutierrez announced last October 9 that she is now being managed by artist manager Leo V. Dominguez of LVD Management & Consultancy Services, and no longer by the GMA Artist Center, the Kapuso network’s talent management arm, which had been her management firm since 2012.
Janine did not elaborate on the reason behind her management transfer except to say that she likes to be with the man who is behind the careers of two of her favorite actresses, Lovi Poe and Solenn Heussaff.
Leo (photo below, right) formally welcomed Janine into his LVD family. He also had the honor of handing over to Janine her best supporting actress trophy—her first-ever acting award, courtesy of the Pangasinan-based Urduja Heritage Film Awards.
Janine, who was last seen in the Halloween film The Spirit of the Glass 2, was cited for her role in the 2016 Cinemalaya entry Dagsin.
Postscript: On October 24, two weeks after signing up with LVD, Janine signed a renewal of her exclusive network contract with the GMA Network, and part of the contract specifies that she remains a GMA Artist Center talent, thus making Leo a co-manager.
At the contract signing, Janine said: “I’m very blessed and lucky to be signing again with GMA. Dito ako natuto at naalagaan talaga, and I’m so thankful that I’ll be spending the next years with them again.”
POCKET PRESSCON BLUE ROCKET CAFÉ, QUEZON CITY OCTOBER 9, 2017