Frozen By TVB? Sammy Sum: “Contract Problems”

By on November 2, 2015 in NEWS

Frozen By TVB? Sammy Sum: “Contract Problems”

Appearing at a Halloween event for a horror film, Sammy Sum (沈震軒) revealed that his TVB contract will be ending next year and he is unsure if he wants to renew.

The 32-year-old actor and singer, who shot to fame in last year’s Line Walker <使徒行者>, has not had any new television dramas to film after the youth drama Young Charioteers <衝線>, which aired earlier this year. With no work and a lack of public appearances, gossip magazines were quick to report that TVB had frozen the Line Walker star because he refused to renew his contract.

The gossip reports, however, were not entirely wrong. Sammy recently made a public appearance for a Halloween event, admitting that he has not been filming dramas due to some problems with his TVB contract. His management contract is set to expire next year.

“Yes. I haven’t been filming dramas because of some problems in my contract,” confirmed Sammy. He does not find it a pity to have no work, saying that he’s been using this resting opportunity to further develop and improve himself. “It’s a good thing to have a rest. In the past, I used to film drama after drama… that’s really tiring on the artist.”

Asking if TVB has offered him a contract extension, Sammy said, “Of course. They’ve been talking about renewing my contract since two years ago. We’ve been in talks for a long time! I just don’t think it’s necessary to make a decision so soon.”

Has other management agencies reached out to Sammy? He replied, “Yes, which is something that I have to consider when negotiating my contract with TVB.”


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  • 6 comments to Frozen By TVB? Sammy Sum: “Contract Problems”

    1. freedalas says:

      It would be a real waste if TVB does not renew Sammy Sum’s contract. He is one of the brightest young male artiste at the moment. He can play both good and bad roles equally well.

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      • janet72 replied:

        @freedalas his character in LW was really touching. why put Sammy in cold storage? he’s not bad.

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        • kidd replied:

          @janet72 The article has always explained it. Sammy is under contract negotiation with TVB and I think TVB cannot decide what to do with him until the contract finalised. TVB will make the decision on how to promote him or whether to promote him based on the outcome of the contract negotiation.

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    2. anon says:

      One of the few young actors that I think. His acting in LW was convincing and heartwarming. I hope he continues to act. He’s talented.

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    3. melodylai says:

      TVB seriously need to work on their relationship with their artistes.. no wonder so many established artiste leave the company as soon as their contracts are up. This whole ‘frozen’ thing, they may as well terminate the contract early if they’re doing crap all in the remaining time, it’s like TVB is toying with them!

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      • gingermessiah replied:


        I think he mentioned there are other management companies that he has to take into consideration. I don’t think the problem lies solely with TVB. He’s thinking about what is best for him and don’t forget he has filmed a couple of films outside of TVB since Line Walker. If you think about it, he’s under contract with TVB but was allowed to film for the big screen. So let’s be fair here.

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