Olivia Lamasan

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Olivia M. Lamasan is a Filipina television and film director, writer and producer known for her works such as Sana Maulit Muli and Madrasta which were both successful.[1]

Olivia Lamasan
Olivia M. Lamasan

Other namesInang
OccupationDirector, writer, producer
Known forSana Maulit Muli, Barcelona: A Love Untold, The Mistress

Lamasan is the head of ABS-CBN's Creative Department, and is referred to as master director due to her expertise and excellence in her field. She is often called Inang by her colleagues.


Lamasan began her career in 1986 as a Production Assistant in Nine Deaths of the Ninja. Lamasan also directed the hit film of 1996, Madrasta which received multiple awards from the Philippines.

In 2002, Lamasan directed Got 2 Believe starring Claudine Barretto and Rico Yan and also directing Milan in 2004 starring Barretto and Piolo Pascual.

In 2009, Lamasan directed In My Life starring the Philippines' "Star for All Seasons" Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano and John Lloyd Cruz. The film was successful having a gross revenue of PHP137.4 Million.[2][3]

In 2011, she also directed In the Name of Love which was one of the highest-grossing Filipino film of all time grossing for over PHP117 Million The film starred Aga Muhlach, Jake Cuenca and Angel Locsin.[4][5] The film was a nominee for the "Best Movie of the Year" Award in the 28th Star Awards for Movies. Nevertheless, Locsin and Muhlach won the Best Actress and Actor category.[6][7] Lamasan also won as Best Director for the film in the PASADO Awards.[8]

In 2012, Lasaman directed The Mistress which was a worldwide success for earning PHP300 Million.[9][10][11][12]

In 2013, Lamasan was one of the judges in the biggest songwriting competition in the Philippines, Himig Handog.[13]

In February 2014, Lamasan directed the movie Starting Over Again which was an instant box-office success earning 410 million pesos, and was included in the List of highest-grossing films in the Philippines of all time.

In September 2016, Lamasan directed the movie Barcelona: A Love Untold which was an instant box-office success earning 300 million pesos worldwide.



Year Title Credit Network
2000 -2002 Pangako Sa ’Yo Creative Director ABS-CBN
2013-2014 Got to Believe
2014-2015 Forevermore Creative Consultant
2015-2016 Pangako Sa ’Yo Director
2016 Dolce Amore Creative Director


Year Title Credit Associated Production Company
1994 Maalaala Mo Kaya Director ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc.
1995 Sana Maulit Muli
1996 Madrasta
1997 Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin?
2000 Minsan, Minahal Kita
2002 Got 2 Believe
2004 Milan
2009 In My Life
2011 In the Name of Love
2012 The Mistress
2014 Starting Over Again
2016 Barcelona: A Love Untold
TBA Forever is Not Enough: The Movie


Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2010 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Scriptwriters of the Year (with Raymond Lee, Senedy Que)[14] In My Life Won
2013 Most Popular Screenwriter (with Vanessa Valdez)[15] The Mistress Won

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "'The Mistress' now the biggest local hit of 2012". ABS-CBN News. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  2. ^ Dimaculangan, Jocelyn (15 January 2010). "PEP EXCLUSIVE: Star Cinema reveals box-office gross of its films in 2009". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  3. ^ Cruz, Marinel (28 September 2009). "'In My Life': The director's take". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  4. ^ "In the Name of Love lands in Top 20 highest grossing movies worldwide". Philippine Entertainment Portal. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  5. ^ Siazon, Rachelle (7 May 2011). "Olivia Lamasan says shooting 'In The Name of Love' is a huge challenge for her". Push. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  6. ^ Santiago, Erwin (24 March 2012). "Asiong Salonga and in the Name of Love dominate 28th Star Awards for Movies; ER Ejercito, Aga Muhlach, and Angel Locsin win top acting honors". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  7. ^ "28th Star Awards for Movies nominees revealed". Philippine Entertainment Portal. 27 February 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  8. ^ Fernando, Rodel (15 April 2012). "In the Name of Love and Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa lead winners of PASADO Awards". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  9. ^ "'The Mistress' earns P300 million worldwide". ABS-CBN News. 2 October 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  10. ^ Buen-Deveza, Reyma (8 January 2013). "'Sisterakas' is PH's highest grossing local film". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  11. ^ Valendez, Ely (25 August 2012). ""The Mistress is very important to me," says Director Olivia Lamasan". Ely's Planet. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  12. ^ Sarmiento, Joey (17 September 2012). "Iba talaga ang atake ni Direk Olivia Lamasan!". Remate. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  13. ^ Policarpio, Allan (27 February 2013). "Director-composer wins against veterans in songwriting contest". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  14. ^ "ABS-CBN big winner at GMMSF Entertainment Awards". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  15. ^ "44th Guillermo Mendoza Box-Office Entertainment Awards". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-19.

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