TVB Approaches Power Chan for Contract Renewal

By on January 28, 2013 in NEWS

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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

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  • 19 comments to TVB Approaches Power Chan for Contract Renewal

    1. happybi says:

      Love Power so good to know TVB is taking step to keep him there!

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    2. ML Chew says:

      Great to know that TVB is renewing his contract. He is a good actor and a responsible husband and father. If I’m not mistaken, in the old days if any actors are caught in a comprising situation, his career is at stake. This is because the actors have to maintain a reasonably good reputation and to set a good example to their peers.

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    3. Magic says:

      Had this been 2 to 3 years ago, I doubt TVB would care about Power. Nowadays, TVB needs all the artistes they can keep. I do love Power, though. He’s a great actor so it’s nice to see that he’s probably going to stay with TVB.

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      • snoopy replied:

        TVB have given him a lot of roles in the last few years. If they didn’t think much of him, he would be jobless.

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    4. sky says:

      lol….too little too late for TVB now..

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    5. Panzer says:

      Nice to see TVB taking steps to secure the most underpaid/under appreciated artist in their roster. He would get more money and development chances at CTI-HKTV but probably not as much screen time. I hope he can work out a contract that makes him happy to go to work everyday.

      From all the interviews I have read about him, they should be promoting him like mad, instead of the drunken-druggie “all looks” and “no skill” actors they currently promote. He seems a genuinely bright & kind soul and he deserves good fortune instead of the meager salary and abuse he has been getting from TVB.

      Although something in me doubts the part about them dropping Mimi’s filming commitment out of the kindness of their hearts. I kind of think maybe he agreed to take up the episodes she contracted for, or agree to film extra in order to erase her commitment. – Only because I still hear older famous stars still commenting that they “owe” TVB a series or two (Nick Cheung, Louis Koo, etc). They wouldn’t be still saying that stuff if TVB “forgave” so easily.
      There is also the possibility that she paid the penalty and so technically, she doesn’t owe them anything anymore and he just put a positive spin on it to make them look better.

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    6. exoidus says:

      If Power want opportunities for more development he should leave ASAP before they turn him into yet another rapist, LOL

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    7. Sel_fi_wu says:

      power should leave. don’t be stupid. tvb only react after mimi lo complain about it to the press which shows that tvb doesn’t value power at all. hktv should be a better choice!

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      • Sel_fi_wu replied:

        virginia lok is too busy with mr chok’s concert and forgot her duties to keep up with expiring contracts of better actors who got sidelined by her.

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      • AC replied:

        His contract was up in November and it’s still January. That’s still really early for renewal talks.

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    8. vann says:

      I love Power chan. His acting is wonderful. I love to watch his series.

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    9. TN1 says:

      Ur a fine actor Power n Mimi is amazing as well, hope she will reconsider anyway!

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    10. mmm says:

      i don’t know what do u guy think, his contract end of the year. and it’s normal that tvb did not discuss to the renew…

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      • snoopy replied:

        agree. I don’t think Mimi’s comment really matter much as to timing of renewal. TVB has a lot of artists. Each contract can take time to prepare and nogotiate. he just need to wait his turn.

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    11. Daisy says:

      Whatever decision Power decides to make I will keep supporting him!

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    12. Ric says:

      It’s always better to stay with TVB if the offer is good. There’s no guarantee HKTV will do well at this point and all the HKTV artists lose a lot of endorsement deals and event appearances for not having any show airing at all. Hope HKTV starts broadcasting soon.

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    13. advo says:

      I’m surprised to hear Ha Yu criticise TVB and that he has signed with another company. When he won Best Actor, he seemed so overwrought that I thought he was way too grateful to ever leave. That really shows the extend of TVB’s neglect.

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    14. P. Tan says:

      Power really deserves better treatment from TVB, at least for being so loyal all these years and never once threatening to leave, and also for being such a reliable and solid actor. I, too, enjoy his acting.Hopefully he has a better future in TVB from now.

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    15. myra-belle says:

      Power’s role in The Confidant was really great but I think that in most the times he was a solid and reliable actor but not astonishing. Too bad that this one strong performance couldn’t secure him the award. But it was a fierce battle between the Top 2. I hope that TVB is going to make a good offer and give him more chances to shine that bright.

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