MIGUEL JOVEN, the Nerja-born actor who took part in the popular ‘Verano Azul’ 80s television series, threatened to resign from the position of ‘Ambassador of Nerja’.
The 38-year-old actor, who played ‘Tito’ in the series which was filmed in the town some 30 years ago, was made ‘ambassador’ in mid-September, but just one week after his term as a municipal employee began, he left the position as his salary was 50 per cent less than agreed.
It appears that changes to the ‘Verano Azul’ offices, was agreed at a meeting of the directors of the local business association which many of the main figures had not attended. Amongst these changes were plans to install advertising boards for about 20 companies along with photos of the ‘gang’ from the popular series.
Plus, the actor was told he would have to become a salesman for the association, getting new associates, but would not, as initially suggested, guide visitors to the town around the settings of the series. As no-one was able to explain to him why these changes had taken place, Joven said he would resign.
However the local mayor has intervened and the actor will be able to carry out the tasks initially planned for him with the support of the town hall.