Producers Mui Siu Ching and Lau Ka Ho Tempted to Leave TVB?

A recent wave of mass resignations at TVB became intense. TVB husband-and-wife team, Producers Lau Ka Ho (劉家豪) and Mui Siu Ching (梅小青), were rumored to be recruited by rival television station. One of the producers’ favored artist, Moses Chan (陳豪), regarded the duo as his parents. If the incident turned out to be true, Moses and Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) noted that they will be very disappointed!

TVB was recently embattled by rival television stations, Ricky Wong’s (王維基) City Telecom, Richard Li’s (李澤楷) Now TV, and mainland companies’ efforts to recruit TVB talent, including artists, production staff, and many well-known producers. Working at TVB for more than twenty years, Producers Mui Siu Ching and Lau Ka Ho, became the latest recruitment targets. The renown husband-and-wife team brought numerous artists to fame, including Leon Lai (明), Stephen Chow (周星馳), Moses Chan, Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) and others.

Over the last three years, Lau Ka Ho and Mui Siu Ching produced series which won TVB’s Best Drama awards.  No wonder mainland companies offered unbelievable prices in their attempt to recruit the duo! However, the condition was that Ka Ho and Siu Ching would need to join together! Siu Ching admitted that she received recruitment offers from mainland companies six months ago, with the poaching calls increasing more recently. Since Siu Ching was currently busy with work, she was still undecided over the matter.

Lau Ka Ho professed that he and his wife, Mui Siu Ching, were so busy they did not even have time to talk, “It is her birthday today, but we do not even have time to eat dinner together! We have an agreement that whether we stay at TVB or leave, we will do it together!”

Charmaine Sheh Refuses to Comment

Artists who worked with Producers Mui Siu Ching and Lau Ka Ho in the past did not want to see the duo leave. Although Moses Chan was confident in TVB, he would be disappointed if the duo left. “I started working with Siu Ching since Where the Legend Begins <洛神>. I consider the two of them to be my own parents!” On behalf of rumored girlfriend, Aimee Chan (陳茵媺), Moses  clarified that she had no intention of leaving TVB.

Linda Chung also said that she did not wish to see Producers Mui Siu Ching and Lau Ka Ho leave TVB and hoped this was not the truth. Linda praised the duo for putting in their hearts and efforts in their work. 

Ron Ng(吳卓羲) also expressed his disappointment, “No matter where they go, they will remain as good producers in my heart. However, I am not concerned about the quality of TVB dramas afterwards.” Evergreen Mak (麥包) praised Producer Miu Siu Ching for her hard-working ethics and approachability, who often worked until the middle of the night. Currently filming in Mongolia, Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) said that she did not pay attention to recent Hong Kong news, noting it was inconvenient to respond.

Numerous Artists React in Blogosphere

Recently collaborating with Producer Miu Siu Ching in Forensic Heroes 3 <法證先鋒Ⅲ>, Wayne Lai <黎耀祥> expressed his surprise.  However, Wayne also wished her the best, “It would be a pity if the news were true. In her work, she often does everything herself. However, the most important thing is that she is happy at work.” Wayne sent his birthday wishes to Siu Ching yesterday, hoping that Forensic Heroes 3 will once again soar to great ratings heights. Fellow cast members, Maggie Cheung (張可頤) and Nancy Wu (胡定欣) also sent their birthday wishes.

Mui Siu Ching’s younger sister, Cutie Mui’s (梅小惠) TVB contract expired in March 2011. She noted that the sisters’ hearts were one, while joking, “If my sister loves TVB, I will love TVB. If she loves Now, I will love Now. If she loves Ricky Wong, then I can’t follow because he is already married!”

Source: Oriental Daily

Jayne: Based on Producer Mui Siu Ching and Lau Ka Ho’s vague responses and saying that they will think things over seems to indicate that they might leave TVB. Also, the artists’ reactions are all very telling, as they are all willing to believe that the producers will leave.

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  1. Ricky Wong’s group messages: “Let’s come to me”. Then click send to everyone in his list.

    His SMS bill this month will be huge :P.

    1. Oh, so he uses ray’s “come to me” song?
      How about paying some royalties, u bastard!

    2. There’s a program now that can send sms through internet that is very cost effective.

      1. @Fox,

        Not stingy, but cost and time effective.

        You think he or his assistant can key in the phone number one by one (we are not talking 10-20 ppl to sms). There’s a software by online media/telco, which you just upload the phone number in a list and they will fwd out according to preferred time, filter to criteria etc.

      2. My cellphone has a function that you text a message, choose username from your list or a group in the list and send, it’ll send to all.

  2. I won’t blame them. Money is a good reason, creative license is another.

  3. I don’t have a favorite producer in TVB, and Lau Ka Ho’s dramas hardly fits my cup of tea..hmmm

  4. I’m not going to miss them. I find Lau Ka Ho’s blockbuster “HOG” & “MR” so overrated in the first place.

  5. Unless TVB is under-paying or treating them unfairly, I do not see why the duo would want to leave for a better situation. Thwy only want to produce series that are award worthy and at the moment isn’t TVB as good a place as any other?

  6. Seeing the picture of Miu Siu Wai from above, I was just wondering where is she now? what is she doing ? anyone?

    1. I know a while back she said she did not want to act in series anymore because of the long hours/stress and she wanted to go back into hosting, which I think she’s still doing? I think she hosts for those charity events like 保良局 and stuff…

      1. actually it’s 歡樂滿東華. And she spends most of her time focused on some designing company, according to wiki.

  7. Funny how Mui Siu Ching looks younger and better in this picture than all the others I’ve seen of hers.

  8. I’ve only seen one Lau Kar-ho drama that I really liked, which is The Final Combat, starring Stephen Chow. Other than that, I don’t like any of his stuff. All his recent ones are especially crap.

  9. Here is Ricky Wong’s message: “Our free TV is going to broadcast, put high quality series as highest target. We need a large amount of artists. Now we have more than 30 creative ppl (scriptwriter and supervisors), about 20 directors and producers. This year will produce 260 hours of series. Next year will be 520 hours of series. If you are fond of, please contact with Mr. Fan or Ms. Wong in artist department. If can, please forward this message to your friends.”

    The target of Ricky Wong is TVB and ATV. He has 20 TVB artists and 10 ATV artists on hand now. If anyone still has contract with TVB or ATV, he said he dun mind pay money for them to take them to his company.

      1. No name revealed. But TVB is investing for why Ricky Wong can have the number of everyone in TVB.

      2. ^_^ investigating for who revealing phone number? Of course, from friend of friend ^^ What the purpose of the investigation? To put someone in jail or to fire someone?

  10. it’s chong wai kin’s lucky year. both his series lives of omission and the rippling blossom is at the top. if tvb has a best producer award, chong wai kin is currently in the lead. Chong Wai Kin just needs “Curse of the Royal Harem” to be successful to complete is current winning streak.

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