Ricky Lee, Kapamilya Writers Transfer To Kapuso Network

Ricky Lee is now part of Kapuso along with other former Kapamilya writers

Critically-acclaimed writer Ricky Lee and other writers from the Kapamilya network are now part of the entertainment group of the Kapuso network.

Ricky was the writer behind the iconic movies Salome (1981), Moral (1982), Himala (1982), and Jose Rizal (1998), Muro-Ami (1999), and Death Row (2000) from GMA Films.

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📷: Manila Bulletin

He was the creative consultant of Star Creatives of ABS-CBN until 2011. The legendary writer wrote the stories for It Might Be You (2003), Maging Sino Ka Man (2006), and Magkaribal (2010). Based on the article in PEP, he was also the creative consultant of the longest-running drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya. In previous years, he wrote scripts for Kapuso TV series and films.

On September 29, GMA officially announced that Ricky Lee is now a creative consultant of the Kapuso network. “Now that I am back working with GMA, I am excited to be part of its plans for the network’s drama department. I’m always excited to work with good actors, especially those that I haven’t worked with before,” he said.

He mentioned that he is excited to work with Kapuso stars like Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera, Jennylyn Mercado, and Alden Richards as he was able to work with Dennis Trillo in the past. Ricky is also looking forward to having the chance to work with Bea Alonzo who also came from the Kapamilya network.

The press release from GMA-7 stated that the award-winning writer will have these three major duties:

(1) providing basic and advanced workshops for new and existing writers of GMA-7, as well as recommending concepts developed during workshops;

(2) assisting in the recruitment of new writers;

(3) conducting script appreciation workshop for cast members of shows.

GMA Network, GMA-7 CEO
Photo lifted from Rappler

Ricky Lee expressed gratitude to GMA for accepting him and even though this new chapter in his career will not be easy, he is still thankful knowing that the Kapuso network will support him.

Other writers who transferred to the Kapuso network from ABS-CBN were ark Duane Angos (Bagani and Dolce Amore), Jimuel dela Cruz (Be Careful With My Heart and The Killer Bride), Benjamin Benson Logronio (Maalaala Mo Kaya), Aris “Ays” de Guzman (May Bukas Pa).

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