KINUWESTIYON ni My Candidate producer na si Atty. Jojie Alonso ang itinakdang 10-12 working hours ng DOLE sa shootings at tapings.
“The questions is are these people (production staff) employees? Because the Dole is supposed to have jurisdiction over people who are employees. So they are independent contractors, their talents, I don’t have control how they act or how they take on a character, so big issue ‘yan,” say ng lady producer.
“I don’t agree that the law is valid. I don’t even agree that it’s a law, it’s a department order it can always be question if it goes against the basic tenets of the labor code, so basic question arises, are they employees?
“I can argue that they are not employees, assuming they are employees, I can argue that they are not covered by the labor code because they fall under article book 3 of the labor code field personnel. So walang limit ‘yun sa work hours.
“Kami (Quantum producer) naman, we have self-impose working hours, hindi naman kami umaabot ng (umaga), nag-a-average cut-off kami ng 2:00 a.m., okay na ‘yun.
“We usually roll ng 9:00 a.m., nasa set lahat ng 8:00 a.m. kaya roll ng 9:00 a.m.at2:00 a.m., uwi kami kasi ayoko ring inuumaga, sino bang may gustong magkasakit ang production.”
Wala rin daw planong mag-produce ng teleserye si Atty. Joji, ”mahirap ang teleserye, magde-develop ka over a span of 13 weeks, madugo ‘yun, hindi ko kaya ‘yun,” tumawang sabi ng lady producer.
Pagkatapos daw ng eleksyon ngayong araw, Mayo 9 ay panoorin ang My Candidate sa Mayo 11 para pampa-good vibes.
Katuwang ng Quantum Films ang MJM Productions, Tuko Films, at Buchi Boy Films sa My Candidate na pinagbibidahan nina Derek Ramsay, Shaina Magdayao, Iza Calzado, at Ketchup Eusebio mula sa direksiyon ni Quark Henares.
FACT SHEET – Reggee Bonoan