FROM the success of its recent online workshop, ABS-CBN’s Star Magic will bring anew its in-demand workshop sessions giving students more access to auditions and better chances for appearing as talent for the network’s teleseryes.

Also eyeing to reopen the Artist Registry of Star Magic, the ABS-CBN Star Magic 2021 Yearend Online International Workshops targets to reach more students who wish to hone and develop their skills with the help of Star Magic and its partners’ competent and respectable coaches and teachers.

This year-end, in partnership with Annabelle Regalado of E-Talent Musikademy, Star Magic will also open its workshops in Australia. A first-ever hybrid workshop in Toronto, Canada under A.M.P. will also be pushed, where 80 percent of training will be online and 20 percent will be done through face-to-face workshops.

Successful 2020 online workshop

Director Rahyan Carlos, head of the Star Magic Artist Training and Workshops, said in an online press briefing Wednesday, October 7, that the launch of the online workshops was unexpectedly successful.

“Last April 2020 after a month-long intensive studying, auditing classes abroad and transposing modules online with my teachers, we resumed the training for acting, dance, voice and conversational Tagalog via zoom. And it worked!” said Direk Rahyan.

He added that they had 250 students all over the world during the pandemic from 22 participating countries such as England, London, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Florence Italy, Virginia, New York, LA, Guam, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, France, New Jersey, Dubai, Qatar and Canada.

Direk Rahyan is the only certified Chubbuck Technique acting teacher behind the training of some of the most sought-after and award-winning actors of today such as Christian Bables, Coco Martin, Julia Barretto, Jake Cuenca, Liza Diño-Seguerra, Anna Luna, EJ Falcon, Alora Sasam, Ynna Asistio, Roco Nacino, Sandino Martin, Arjo Atayde, Paulo Avelino, Joshua Garcia, and Charlie Dizon, the recent Best Actress of MMFF 2020 for Fan Girl, among others.

“I am forever thankful to Direk Rahyan. He is really a big part of who I am now as an actor. I remember before, when I had no budget for the workshops, Direk was very considerate because maybe he saw I was so interested to learn from the workshops,” actor Christian Bables shared.

More than the new elements in the Star Magic Summer 2021 Workshops, the same exclusive, focused and international-grade lessons through the help of the award-winning and seasoned teachers remain at its core.

Compared to other training, Star Magic Workshops are not only comprehensive --they are also exclusive to only a limited number of participants. Since all training will be done via Zoom App, the teachers will be able to focus on each student’s progress.

The adult acting classes are still handled by Carla Martinez and Rubi Rubi along with Lynnette Conception and Air Paz Pablico, while the kids’ acting classes are still handled by Edna Mae Landicho and HB Benitez.

The dance classes are divided into three different genres namely jazz-funk, hip-hop and urban led by Nesh Janiola III of Axis, Brion Lim and Myke Monses of Manoeuvres Ignite and Geejay Romano, respectively. Meanwhile, the voice classes are still going to be led by Philippine Madrigal Singer alumni, Luningning San Jose, Julie Anne Reyes and Roland Roldan.

Those who aspire to be trained by professional and practicing teachers in acting, dance, voice and language are all welcome to join the workshops. Enrollment is ongoing, and all classes will start in November 2021. This will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Check its official Facebook page: Https:// or Instagram account: @abscbnstarmagicworkshops. You can also email them at or text or call them at +639493975417. (With PR)