On November 8, over one hundred TVB artists and other Hong Kong stars walked the red carpet for TVB’s 2013 Sales Presentation event, an annual event to attract sponsors and advertisers for the company’s productions in the following year. Like previous years, the sales presentation event became a battlefield for the Best Actor and Actress hopefuls, and judging from yesterday night’s atmosphere, it seems that Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) has the best chance for winning Best Actor again!
In a stage performance that featured this year’s Miss Hong Kong candidates, the women faced Wayne Lai and cried, “In the end, the TV King will still be yours!” Wayne laughed and said, “I want to! I have many strong opponents this year. I heard that this year’s system is one vote per person. This will be my last minute ‘campaign’ – please vote for me!”
Wayne also joked about his strong opponents, Raymond Lam (林峯) and Moses Chan (陳豪), “Raymond Lam has turned from Asia’s Chok King to the Chok King of the century! As for Moses Chan, his current and only mission is to take care of his future with Aimee Chan (陳茵媺)!”
Upon realizing that Wayne Lai has been actively recruiting sponsors to support himself for TV King, Raymond laughed, “Now I need to campaign even harder! I have been working overseas recently, so I haven’t the time to stay in Hong Kong. I have already told my fans to vote for me. There have been many great dramas that were released this year; everyone has a chance at winning!”
Samantha Ko Attracts Most Male Fans
It was an extravagant and glamorous night. Numerous female artists dressed sexily to attract the advertisers, and among the most popular female star of the night was Samantha Ko (高海寧), who was dressed in a tight-fitting golden dress that flaunted her voluptuous figure. Samantha revealed that her dress was made in Europe and that she was wearing over $2 million HKD in jewelry. Asked if she felt overwhelmed by the amount of people who asked for her autograph and photo, Samantha smiled, “No! They were all very nice!”
Alice Chan (陳煒) also did not disappoint in her first appearance at the grand TVB event, and appeared in a red, low-cut peplum dress. The married Alice is not worried about revealing too much skin, and said, “Someone told me to dress sexily, so this is what I did!”
TV Queen hopeful, Kate Tsui (徐子珊), dressed rather conservatively compared to other actresses. Wearing a double-strapped red dress, Kate said, “I want to leave a bit of the sexiness for the Anniversary Awards. There are a lot of people tonight… I think what I’m wearing now is fine. My manager helped me find the jewelry sponsorship.” Kate’s competitor for the TV Queen title, Tavia Yeung (楊怡), wore a low-cut pale dress that stressed her “career line”. Asked if Kate felt that she “lost,” she smiled, “Well, I haven’t seen Tavia tonight yet.”
Other stars that attracted the most attention from advertisers were Kenneth Ma (馬國明), Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣), and Bosco Wong (黃宗澤).
2013 TVB Dramas
Over 20 video clips of TVB’s upcoming 2013 local and overseas dramas were presented before the advertisers. Among the more popular trailers were The Hippocratic Crush 2, A Great Way to Care 2, A Good Heart Goes Haywire, and Rosy Business 3.
Luisa Maria Leitao’s (黎芷珊) well-received talk show, Telling Maria, will also be getting a second season, and the trailer feature clips of her interviewing Sammi Cheng (鄭秀文), Tang Wei (湯唯), and Sandra Ng (吳君如) were showcased.
The following are the upcoming dramas that were presented in last night’s sales presentation event, which were also included in the sales presentation booklet:
The Love Firm <傳愛事務所>
Starring: Wayne Lai, Moses Chan, Fala Chen, Christine Ng, Jason Chan, Sire Ma, Mak Cheung Ching, Susan Tse, Patrick Tang, and Samantha Ko
Lawyers Yu, Lee, and their legal team fight against each other in several morally ambiguous inheritance cases.
A Great Way to Care 2 <仁心解碼II >
Starring: Alex Fong, Tavia Yeung, Yoyo Mung, Kate Tsui, Aimee Chan, Edwin Siu, Ram Chiang, Power Chan, Cheung Kwok Keung, Lau Kong, and Law Lok Lam
After the death of his wife Monkey, psychiatrist Dr. Ko Lap Yan decides to resign from his job and leave Hong Kong. But before he steps into the plane, Dr. Ko is held back by a fascinating case regarding a psychologically challenged individual and a murder.
Cousin, You are Good! <老表，你好嘢>
Starring: Roger Kwok, Wong Cho Lam, Joey Meng, Ivana Wong, Angela Tong, Louis Cheung, Huang Kwong Leung, Mimi Choo, Helena Law, Wu Fung, Bob, Corinna Chamberlain
Two cousins separated at a young age meet again in the lively modern city of Hong Kong. This comedic tale is a social commentary between the cultural differences in Hong Kong and mainland China.
Cold Mountain, Hidden Dragon <寒山潛龍>
Starring: Kenneth Ma, Raymond Wong, Aimee Chan, Priscilla Wong, Kenny Wong, Lau Kong
A wuxia tale centering on three of Cold Mountain’s most ruthless assassins.
Sniper Attack 2013 <神槍狙擊2013 >
Starring: Eddie Cheung, Michael Tse, Kathy Chow, Kate Tsui, Alice Chen, William Chak
Two of Hong Kong’s brightest SDU members are finding their friendship to be at stake – one stays loyal to the force, while the other is seduced to dark side of the road.
A Good Heart Goes Haywire <好心作怪>
Starring: Michael Miu, Bosco Wong, Niki Chow, Joey Meng, Vincent Wong, Mandy Wong, Benjamin Yuen, Benz Hui, Elaine Yiu, Sammy Sum
After going through a near fatal accident, merciless gang leader, Fong Chi Lik, survives after getting a heart transplant. His coming-back-to-life experience dramatically changes his personality, and although Fong is now a better man, he is pressured to turn back to the past as his friend vows to overtake his underground empire.
The Two Cities of Unrequited Love <單戀雙城>
Starring: Aimee Chan, Lin Xiawei, Matt Yeung, Elliot Ngok, Tony Hung
On her wedding day, Rosanna discovers that her soon-to-be husband had been cheating on her with her best friend. She decides to leave Hong Kong to start a new life in Malaysia. There, she meets her high school classmate, Vicky, and the two quickly become best friends.
The Hippocratic Crush 2 < On Call 36小時II >
Starring: Lawrence Ng, Kenneth Ma, Tavia Yeung, Him Law, Mandy Wong, Benjamin Yuen, Candy Chang, Eliza Sam, Derek Kok, Paisley Wu, Gigi Wong, Koo Ming Wah
Yat Kin suffers a huge career blow with the arrival of a new neurosurgeon. To make matters worse, his wife Chi Yu also suffered a miscarriage due to her tumor. To have Yat Kin understand what it means to let go of stubborn pride and live in the present, Chi Yu decides to forgo her training as a neurosurgeon.
Big Wheel <巨輪>
Starring: Louise Lee, Ruco Chan, Edwin Siu, Linda Chung, Kristal Tin, Louis Yuen, Lau Kong, Ankie Beilke, Leanne Li, Susan Tse, Joseph Lee
An epic, cross-millennium drama involving two brothers that were forced to separate at a young age. Older brother Tin Sang arrives safely in Hong Kong and becomes a police officer, while younger brother Wai Shun lives in a modest lifestyle in Macau.
Rosy Business 3 <巾幗梟雄 3>
Starring: Wayne Lai, Myolie Wu, Edwin Siu, Natalie Tong, Sire Ma, Eric Li, Henry Lee, Cheung Kwok Keung
An epic tale that depicts a group of spies and traitors during the Japanese occupation of China in the 1940s.
Love Reverses Three Lifetimes of Fate <情逆三世緣>
Starring: Bobby Au-Yeung, Esther Kwan, Ngo Ka Nin, Ben Wong, Mandy Wong, Rebecca Zhu, Derek Kok, Christine Kuo, Benjamin Yuen, Cheung Kwok Keung, JJ Jia, Sammy Sum
A love story across time and space.
Food for the Slaves <食為奴>
Starring: Raymond Lam, Fala Chen, Ron Ng, Nancy Wu, Sharon Chan, Susan Tse, Vincent Wong, Benjamin Yuen, Koo Ming Wah, King Kong
A spoiled youth with a golden tongue gambles his family’s fortune away, and is forced to work as a lowly servant for the Yongzheng Emperor.
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