Last year, Deric Wan Siu Lun and Michael Tao Dai Yu filed a thirty-episode series in Shanghai. The production company owed the artists a six figure filming fee. Since the company is currently being sued, both Deric and Michael may be uncollectible.
The production company at issue often sells their television series to be broadcast at ATV. Although the artists were contracted to film thirty episodes, the final editing resulted in thirty-four episodes. The payments for the last four episodes have not been paid to artists.
Michael said, “My managing agent at the time asked Mr. Chan at the production company, who promised to pursue the matter. But it was never done! We were not paid for the last four episodes!” (Was it a six figure sum?) “Almost!”
Deric Wan noted that his manager will be pursuing the uncollected filming fees.
Source: The Sun
Jayne: Haven’t heard about Deric Wan in ages! There’s still a sliver a hope that maybe he will film for TVB again!
Ah, the complexities of being an artist. Not only is your income unstable, but the people you work for could disappear anytime and refuse to pay you too!