Thursday, July 09, 2009

Jackie Regala: Outstanding Concert Producer of the Year!

finally, after two weeks of somewhat somber news, someone relayed this piece of very good news concerning one of the most beloved figures in Los Angeles this morning. tita Jackie (pictured with rising singer daryl orgalino), will be named outstanding concert producer of the year during the 11th annual celebrity chronicle awards night on saturday in glendale.

congratulations tita jackie!

here's the press release:

When one mentions the name Jackie Regala, what immediately comes to mind is her impeccable record as one of Los Angeles' most successful concert producers. Jackie and her company KATZ Entertainment has been producing some of the biggest and spectacular concerts by Philippine-based performers in LA for the past 12 years

The lovely Ms. Jackie has brought to LA some of the biggest Filipino celebrities, including megastar Sharon Cuneta and her superstar-daughter KC Concepcion, who most recently wowed a near-capacity crowd inside the famous Shrine Auditorium in downtown LA

She has likewise brought to LA concert king Martin Nievera, pop icon Gary Valenciano, concert queen Pops Fernandez, the original Philippine diva Kuh Ledesma, Asia’s songbird Regine Velasquez, the nightinggale Lani Misalucha, soul diva ZsaZsa Padilla, the Eat Bulaga cast, enduring bands Side A and Freestyle, singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid, MYMP, Basil Valdez, Piolo Pascual, and Pokwang. KATZ Entertainment, under Jackie’s management has been noted to mount shows that are highly entertaining and rich in production values. It is also known as being well-supported and liked by its countless sponsors.

For all her unparalleled accomplishments in the Fil-Am entertainment scene, the petite and lovely, Jackie Regala, was also recently named Concert Producer of the Year by Reflections Awards.

Her career in the entertainment business started back in the Philippines. Jackie graduated from the exclusive Assumption College in Makati Philippines with a degree in Communication Arts. After graduation, she was hired to write for the lifestyle section of the Philippine’s No. 1 newspaper, The Bulletin Today, now known as the Manila Bulletin and was a regular contributor to Panorama Magazine. Soon after, she was named associate entertainment editor of Crispina Martinez-Belen. After her stint at Manila Bulletin she became the youngest entertainment editor at the Philippine Times Journal before she was assigned the entertainment editor post of Manila Standard

It did not take long before Jackie formed her own public relations company called JYR & Associates. Its primary aim was to promote celebrities. Some of the notable clients under JYR & Associates included promoting foreign celebs visiting the Philippines such as Paula Abdul, Julio Iglesias, Swing Out Sister, Gloria Estefan, Duran Duran, James Taylor, Basia, and Patti Austin among many others

When she moved to Los Angeles, Jackie was asked to be the Entertainment Editor for MixMax Magazine. After which, she wrote for the Asian Journal Publications. Her columns are still syndicated today in various publications and on Carousel


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congrats ms jackie.
deserve mo talaga yan! mwah!

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