Lately, everyone from the front line artistes to the scriptwriters of TVB have been the targets of a poaching activity.
Tavia Yeung (楊怡) expressed that she did receive a call from the chairperson of upcoming rival television station, City Telecom’s Ricky Wong (王維基), inviting her to join his station. However, it was understood that both parties did not meet up face-to-face.
Tavia implied that she was focusing on being TVB’s top sister for now hence she had yet to entertain thoughts of switching television stations. Moses Chan (陳豪), on the other hand, pledged his undying loyalty to TVB and did not recognize with allegations from the outside world that TVB was very miserly towards it’s employees.
Happy being TVB’s top sister, not thinking of switching stations
Yesterday, while attending an event, Tavia was asked about her take on the poaching trend. Tavia responded, “I did receive a call from Ricky Wong but we did not talk any further after that. I still have many years to go before my management contract with TVB ends. I don’t refrain from meeting up with Ricky Wong though. I would just take it as knowing another new friend. However, TVB is extremely good to me. Apart from being contented, I also understand that I should be grateful and know where my roots lie. (Chinese saying that when one drinks water, one should not forget where the source or origin of the water came from)”
Besides that, Tavia was also asked whether her determination would waver if the new stations tempted her with the position of being their top sister over there.
In reply to this, Tavia laughed and joked, “In that case, then I’m also considered TVB’s top sister too. This label is only a facade. Having a very good remuneration fee does not necessarily represent for a very good acting role. Of course I wish that I would get an increase in salary every year and hope that I would have a chance to act in future TVB blockbuster dramas.”
About the increasingly number of TVB scriptwriters jumping ship over to other rival stations, Tavia felt that it was a good matter to have new blood joining TVB as it is after all an actor’s job to bring the script to life.
Moses Chan does not feel that TVB is a miser
Frankie Lam (林文龍) had recently exposed TVB for being a miser. In reply to this, Moses Chan, however, expressed that he begged to differ, “TVB is very good to me. I support the increase of drama resources as it will benefit the television viewers. However, there is already a marked improvement in the provisions by TVB as compared to the previous years.”
Regarding the entrance of new rival television stations into the industry, Moses responded that he was indeed worried for TVB however he indicated that this could also mark a fresh beginning.
Asked Moses whether he would be worried about the quality of the scripts from now on, Moses replied, “We cannot underestimate the work capability of newcomers. Of course it’s best to have experienced veteran scriptwriters to continue working for us but newly joined scriptwriters work just as hard too.”
Source: Mingpao, Oriental Daily
This article was translated by Ah K, a Contributing Writer at JayneStars.com.