Actress Antoinette Taus shared her thoughts through a long post on her Facebook account saying how grateful she is to witness that ABS-CBN is making a huge step to make the entertainment industry better. In her letter, she first shared the struggle of the actors, actresses and the production crew whenever they shoot for a series or movie back in the day.
“I am not speaking of any specific network or production. I think I've worked with all, if not most, production outfits since childhood, and honestly, it's just the way things work over here. . . I am definitely happy that artists don't have to come in their massive vans and fancy vehicles in order to have a comfortable place to stay. I mean, realistically, not everyone can afford that. There are air-conditioned tents now for the entire cast and even the production. Hurray for that truly. Everyone deserves to be treated fairly and compassionately,” the actress stated.
She then went on to share how happy she was when she had to work in an episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya and they were implementing a cut-off with their working hours and instead of two days, their shooting extended to three days. Antoinette was happy to see changes made by the company even if it will affect their budget.
“Last week, I got called to tape for MMK (Maalaala Mo Kaya) which is produced by ABS-CBN. I was wondering why they asked for three days instead of two. . . Those two taping days usually start at 6am and end at about the same time the next day. . . That's actually pretty normal for any serious show or teleserye. But to my surprise, this time, MMK wanted all 3 days. . . An additional taping day costs the network a lot of money.
“Even with the recent loss of two truly great directors, I really didn't believe that anything was going to change (like many things in our country). But here I am, witnessing firsthand, a huge modification in the system. And who is pioneering this change? Well, none other than the great and magnanimous ABS-CBN. I mean, I believed change might come someday. But just not someday soon.”
Antoinette is also looking forward to witness a transformation in show business.
“This is just the beginning, and I can't wait to see the transformation of the Philippine entertainment industry happen before my eyes. I have always believed that Filipino artists are some of the most gifted in the world.
“Once again, thank you ABS-CBN for being a formidable example of change. As an artist, I am truly grateful.”
Read Antoinette’s full letter below: