The Emmy award-winning producer and Making MEGA director returns to the ecosystem after six long years with a new department under his helm.
“This feels like a homecoming,” Mike Carandang says, as he steps inside AGC Power Holdings Corp. (AGC PHC). He now stands as the AVP for Video Content, ready to bring the future of production home. “I’m very excited to pick up where I left off. I’ve seen the evolution of One Mega Group (OMGI) to AGC PHC, and I’m inspired by what our Chairman and CEO, Archie Carrasco, has built and manifested. It’s an honor and privilege to join this team,” he shares.
A Global Visionary
Carandang is among the creative innovators of OMGI. From 2013 to 2017, he led TV100, the very studio that brought Making MEGA to life. It was the ultimate fashion documentary in the Philippines that heightened the standards of storytelling. The biggest stars were transformed in a new light as they explore the world such as Anne Curtis in South America, Nadine Lustre and James Reid in Greece, and Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla in Iceland.
“Mike Carandang has always been part of our family, and I am more than happy and thrilled to welcome him back into our fold. As part of the MEGA family, Mike changed the way the industry approached fashion storytelling through Making MEGA,” Carrasco shares.
His career as a producer also goes beyond with a body of work that includes international programs: The Jerry Springer Show, The Tyra Banks Show with a Daytime Entertainment Emmy accolade, and America’s Next Top Model. Locally, he has also received nods for directing several projects like It Takes Gutz To Be Gutierrez for Best Reality Show at the 28TH PMPC Star Awards for Television and Jollibee Auditions For G-Force as Best Digital Campaign at the JFC Awards for Marketing Excellence.
To The Future
Now set with a new role, Carandang is here to usher the pinnacle of video for all media titles and more exciting global brands to come under the belt of the conglomerate. Chairman and CEO Carrasco says, “I am excited to work with him again in producing meaningful video content, this time for major streaming platforms.”
Amazon Prime, Netflix, and HBO Go will soon witness the art of Carandang with upcoming shows under AGC PHC. His vision, he explains, is to uphold the value of excellence by creating Filipino-produced visuals and narratives that are worthy of worldwide recognition.