The seasoned journalist plans to elevate the Philippine entertainment industry through MEGA Entertainment
MJ Marfori’s name can be considered synonymous with entertainment, having been in the industry for 12 years as a journalist, talk show and radio host. Now Marfori adds Editor to her roster of roles as MEGA Entertainment announces her appointment as its new Editor.
“MJ Marfori is a multi-hyphenate. She is a seasoned talk show and radio host and an experienced journalist in the world of entertainment. She is a natural born storyteller and has a unique point of view,” MEGA Magazine Editor-in-Chief Peewee Reyes-Isidro states in MEGA Entertainment’s official release. “She is driven with a sense of purpose, and that is to inform, entertain, give meaningful insights to her audience, and elevate the art of serving entertainment.”
Elevating Filipino Entertainment
Marfori’s entrance to MEGA Entertainment as its Editor comes at a perfect time, when the entire MEGAVerse is shifting its focus to telling insightful stories with a purpose–and MEGA Entertainment seeks to do that through aspirational and inspirational celebrity stories.
“MJ’s extensive experience in entertainment gives her a unique insider’s perspective into the industry. Combined with her natural ability to find and tell engaging stories, MJ is perfectly poised to transform MEGA Entertainment and elevate the stories we tell about Filipino entertainers and celebrities,” says AGC Power Holdings Corp. chairman and One MEGA Group Inc. CEO Archie G. Carrasco. “I’m excited to welcome her to the MEGAVerse and to see how she will bring to life our shared passion for promoting and advocating for the Filipino entertainment industry with celebrity stories that uplift, entertain, and highlight Filipino talent–stories that echo purpose.”
Having had high regard for the MEGA brand since her early days as a journalist, Marfori decided to take on the Editor role without batting an eyelash. “I decided to take the Editor role because this platform is the perfect avenue to intertwine entertainment stories from here and abroad, and have the Philippines at the forefront of what is happening in the industry, may it be the ins and outs of it,” she says.
An Evolving Entertainment Landscape
Throughout her years as a journalist, Marfori has seen the Philippine entertainment landscape change drastically–from waiting for Sunday showbiz shows to get celebrity stories to getting real-time updates on social media. “The stories are now fleeting and many have moved on from the subject in a day or two. It is because the mystique of celebrity milestones are dwindling by these new antics,” Marfori notes. “Only a number of personalities now know the sweet spot of sharing but not oversharing and make their market value still high.”
On another note, Marfori sees that Philippine entertainment is set to take the world–and she has her eyes firmly set on shining the spotlight on Filipino talent in the global entertainment scene. “It may be slow, but we are continuously and with much effort stepping inside the global entertainment sphere with our tremendous talents from all over the world, on and off camera,” she says.
Entertainment Shaping Filipino Culture
Under Marfori’s tutelage, MEGA Entertainment is set to bridge the gap between local and global entertainment by keeping Filipinos in the loop on what’s happening around the world. “We capture the greatness of our Filipino talents to amplify and share with the world what we have here as well,” she states.
Marfori also plans to bring the platform closer to the people who keep the entertainment industry alive and thriving: the fans. Marfori also plans to bring the platform closer to the people who keep the entertainment industry alive and thriving: the fans.
“I plan to take MEGA Entertainment closer to the hardcore showbiz fans, from the KPop stans to the true blue cinephiles, and create a community to keep the conversations going about entertainment that shapes a major part of our Filipino culture,” Marfori declares.
Marfori is looking forward to learning more about the MEGAVerse as MEGA Entertainment’s new editor, having a new format to talk to artists and actors and sharing these stories with the audience of MEGA.