Wilma Valle Galvante (born February 24, 1952) is the former head of TV5's entertainment division and former GMA Network's senior vice president for entertainment; she is also a producer of numerous TV shows.
Wilma V. Galvante
|Alma mater||Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila|
|Occupation||Former Head of Entertainment Division, TV5|
Former Senior Vice President for Entertainment TV, GMA Network
As the chief of the GMA Network's entertainment block, she experimented with dramas, light-hearted shows and hired good writers. She revived the love team tandem popularized in the 1970s, resurrected local comics titles and introduced fantasy series on prime time such as Mulawin. Through her initiative, the network brought the rights to a number of local comics titles such as Darna and Captain Barbel. By the last quarter of 2003, GMA's primetime shows led over the rival network's.
On September 11, 2015, Galvante was officially leaving her post as the Entertainment Head of TV5, to form Content Cows Company Inc. which produced TV5 programs including Happy Truck ng Bayan and Wattpad Presents.
Early life and career
After graduating from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Wilma was employed as a production assistant at Radio Philippines Network. Through this early work experience, she was able to understand how it is to run a TV show from the financial to production aspect.
She became a sought-after line producer in the 1970s and 1980s that even the film greats such as Lino Brocka and Lupita Kashiwahara demanded that she work for them. She worked at ungodly hours.
Her first taste of success was when she conceptualized Ang Bagong Kampeon (The New Champion) that became a huge primetime hit. The show kick-started other talent shows.
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