As part of GMA Network’s goal in offering only the best from their programs for the televiewers, the network invited New York City-based acting coach Anthony Vincent Bova to conduct a special and extensive 3-day acting workshop for selected GMA Artist Center talents last August 15 – 17, 2017.
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Also an actor, writer, and artistic director, Anthony Vincent is a protégé of famed acting coach Eric Morris, who has taught some of the best actors in the Philippines, including Armida Siguion-Reyna, Leo Martinez, Michael de Mesa, Joel Torre, and Pinky Amador. In fact, Anthony Vincent Bova is the only instructor in New York endorsed by Mr. Morris to teach the Eric Morris System of Acting, one of the most popular, effective, and credible acting methods in the world. Anthony Vincent’s credits include Reading Rainbow with Levar Burton, The Emperors Club directed by Michael Hoffman with Kevin Kline (The Pink Panther, Beauty and Beast) and Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy), and the National Tour of Cats.
For the special 3-day workshop, Anthony Vincent facilitated classes together with Ana Feleo of Laurice Guillen Actor’s Studio (Ana is a Bova student in New York).
The lucky GMA Artist Center stars that participated include Addy Raj, Andrea Torres, Andre Paras, Ayra Mariano, Bianca Umali, Bruno Gabriel, Chynna Ortaleza, Dave Bornea, Derrick Monasterio, Diva Montelaba, Gabbi Garcia, Gil Cuerva, Isabelle de Leon, Inah de Belen, Jak Roberto, Jazz Ocampo, Jeric Gonzales, Joyce Ching, Juancho Trivino, Julie Anne San Jose, Kate Valdez, Kim Domingo, Klea Pineda, Koreen Medina, Kristoffer Martin, Lindsay de Vera, Matthias Rhoads, Max Collins, Miguel Tanfelix, Mike Tan, Mikee Quintos, Mikoy Morales, Nar Cabico, Pancho Magno, Phytos Ramirez, Rocco Nacino, Rodjun Cruz, Ruru Madrid, Sanya Lopez, Stephanie Sol, Thea Tolentino, Vaness del Moral, and Yasmien Kurdi.
“It’s rare that a network will groom their artists and invest in them. I’m very impressed by the way GMA is really stepping up and putting up an effort and it’s an honor to be part of that,” said Anthony Vincent Bova. “You might have talent but if it’s not cultivated it’s wasted, the artist will never hit their potential and never hit a high level of creative fulfillment.”
The participants, who were carefully selected to be scholars for this world-class acting workshop, were given individual and group exercises where they had to tap into previous experiences and use those to help them with their acting scenes. The activities were especially crafted for the GMA Artist Center stars to further improve their skills in character development and empower them to become confident, creative, and consistently effective actors.