Olivia LamasanABS-CBN Corporation, the Philippines’s leading media and entertainment company, has named Olivia Lamasan as the new managing director of ABS-CBN Films Productions Inc. or Star Cinema, following the retirement of Malou Santos as chief operating officer (COO) of Star Creatives.


Olivia previously headed Star Cinema’s creative department before the appointment and directed timeless and remarkable Filipino films such as Madrasta, Milan, Got to Believe, In The Name of Love, The Mistress, Starting Over Again, and most recently, Barcelona: A Love Untold.


Malou, meanwhile, will now serve as an executive adviser to Cinema, focusing on foreign film acquisitions and regional co-productions. She will also oversee Citymall cinema operations under Cinescreen, Inc.