TVB Approaches Power Chan for Contract Renewal
In a public event attended by Raymond Wong (黃浩然), Power Chan (陳國邦), and Mimi Lo (羅敏莊) a few days ago, Mimi announced that she will not renew her contract with TVB when it expires in August 2013. Asked if her husband, The Confidant <大太監> star Power Chan, will renew his TVB contract when it expires at the end of the year, Mimi said, “The managers have not discussed renewing his contract with him yet, unless they are afraid that he is planning to leave as well. I don’t think TVB thinks he’s very important to them anyways.”
Thanks to Mimi’s words, TVB got the message. The following day, TVB management had a long meeting with Power, discussing the details of his contract renewal.
Power confirmed that such a meeting had taken place, and added with a chuckle, “[TVB] responded fast after that report of Mimi was published. A few days ago, TVB approached me to discuss about my new contract.” Asked if TVB had offered good conditions in his new contract, Power responded, “I attach importance in my chances for development. It doesn’t matter how much money they offer me – if I have nothing to do, then that will just be a waste of time.”
In an earlier news report, former TVB artists Ha Yu (夏雨) and Kingdom Yuen (苑瓊丹) have complained about TVB’s harshness and niggardness. Ha Yu has recently signed with HKTV to film the new station’s upcoming drama, The Age of Housing Passion <歲月樓情>, with Paw Hee Ching (鮑起靜) and Felix Wong (黃日華). Kingdom Yuen, currently focused on filming dramas for the mainland Chinese television market, has also expressed her interest in signing with HKTV.
Regarding Ha Yu and Kingdom Yuen’s criticism on TVB management, Power said, “Mr. Au [TVB executive] earlier announced that we will all get bonuses, and told us to give the company some time to change its culture. I have seen improvement.” Power also revealed that TVB will not require Mimi to fulfill her leftover shows after she leaves the company, explaining that TVB has already lessened the rigid conditions of artist contracts.
Now that the TVB Anniversary-nominee star has proven himself a strong asset of the company, we can expect to see Power’s career to skyrocket in the future!
Source: Oriental Daily
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.