The board of directors of ABS-CBN Corporation has appointed Kriz Anthony Gazmen as head of ABS-CBN Films effective May 1, 2022. He succeeded Olivia Lamasan who will continue to serve as a consultant of the company known for its film brands Star Cinema and Black Sheep Productions.
Gazmen, 35, has 15 years of experience in the film industry, working as producer, screenwriter and creative director.
Prior to being appointed as head of ABS-CBN Films, he was the business unit head of Black Sheep, where he was responsible for the creation of the brand, crafting and implementing strategies to capture a new audience base and creative and business direction of all its projects. Black Sheep gave the industry a new “mainstream-indie” brand that collaborates and connects filmmakers, giving them a platform to push their stories to a wider reach.
Gazmen represented ABS-CBN Films and brought its projects to international film markets and festivals. He was also selected both as participant and mentor in international film labs and collaborated with global filmmakers.
Before heading Black Sheep, he was the creative director for Star Cinema, where his works as screenwriter and producer garnered multiple awards and recognitions from award-giving bodies.
Gazmen graduated cum laude with a degree in film and audio-visual communication from the University of the Philippines Diliman.