THE “P” TALKS!
BY: Pilar Mateo
MY good friend from Star Image Artist Management has to say these things to clear things out.
We are wondering about the whereabouts of Xander Ford. Here’s the whole story. And more.
“PROJECT: XANDER FORD…A SUCCESSFUL FAILURE”
The story started when Marlou Arizala, came to Star Image office and asked for help to revive his dying career. The management seen the potential and convinced with his sincerity so he was signed a management contract. Month after, Star Image immediately started the planning for a transformation to boost his career. This was a big challenge and gamble for Star Image, since Marlou is widely known with his bad image and dubbed by most netizens as “CANCER” in social media.
The name XANDER FORD has been given to Marlou by his managers Sir David and Sir Vince, owners of Star Image, to introduce his new character / Alter Ego as a Kind, Well-mannered, humble and Responsible Artist, and mainly to set a good example and inspire people especially the Filipino youth.
The physical transformation was spearheaded and conceptualized by Star Image Artist Management, in cooperation with ABS-CBN TV Program Rated K and through the efforts of our valued brand partners such as The Icon Clinic, Prettylooks, Dr. John Crespo Dental Center and others.
The transformation became a worldwide phenomenon. But unfortunately, Marlou slowly been consumed by his temporary fame and the attitude towards work and colleagues became worse. It came to a point that he said “I never wanted this fame and to work in showbiz. I just wanted to look good!”
THE TRUTH BEHIND MARLOU CONTROVERSIES AS XANDER FORD
1. ABS-CBN Marshalls – Yes he yelled at the Marshalls and boastfully shouted “Di nyo ba ako kilala? Ako si Xander Ford?” As for the Managers, damage control has to be applied and immediately reprimanded him internally after the incident.
2. GGV Taping – It was not aired on TV due to his unprofessionalism towards the production staff of GGV. Again, “nagyabang na naman na Xander Ford kasi sya”
3. Xander Ford Missing – This is true. He went missing and deliberately hide from his management due to advices from his friends, peer Pressure and allegedly under influence of Marijuana and alcohol (according to a reliable source). The management needed to control the damage. There are confirmed out-of-town events cancelled and clients were upset.
4. Kathryn Bernardo – He denied even to Star Image but it turned out to be true. He poked fun out of Kathryn even before his transformation. He also admitted bashing some other ABS-CBN Kapamilya artists.
STAR IMAGE ARTIST MANAGEMENT ACTIONS
As of March 2018, Marlou Arizala was given the highest disciplinary action which is “INDEFINITE SUSPENSION” due to breach of contract, violating the signed Memorandum of Agreement under Section 3 (Confidentiality and Non-disclosure), Section 4 (Exclusivity) and Section 5 (Performance and Attitude). Which means, we cannot allow him to participate any events or engagements without our consent and approval, until we waive the suspension. This is also to give him a lesson. But Marlou is a hopeless case. He can’t follow even a simple direction. Such a stubborn unprofessional individual.
Today, April 22, 2019, STAR IMAGE Artist Management has decided to get back the name XANDER FORD from Marlou Arizala and to give to the Rightful Person bearing the good qualities that we are looking for an upcoming Idol and to become a good role model to all.
Nevertheless, Marlou Arizala is still under Star Image Artist Management under and by the virtue of the Philippine law effective from May 5, 2017 to May 4, 2022. All unauthorized bookings and engagements made without the management consent or approval will be recorded as illegitimate and will be used to file a legal case against parties involved.
Now, you peeps get this?