Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍), Alex Fong (方力申), Pakho Chau (周柏豪) and others appeared at a press conference for upcoming TVB variety show, Declared Legally Dead <死因有可疑 >. Cho Lam shared that the detective variety show format has been gaining traction in Asia, and he hopes it can be an opportunity for younger producers to showcase their talents.
More Creative Freedom?
Joining the new managerial ranks at TVB, Cho Lam reached a consensus with Eric Tsang (曾志偉) to give the production crew more space and chances to experiment on programs, without prioritizing viewership numbers as the sole performance benchmark.
Asked about the mostly negative reviews since his return to TVB, with some programs being called out for plagiarism, Cho Lam responded, “Most importantly people are discussing them. To have people notice [what we do] can be a kind of encouragement. We’ve been noticing feedback from the market, and will seek to work on these [areas].”
Just two months on his job as Chief Creative Officer, Cho Lam already realizes that there are plenty of tasks lined up for him, such as meeting with representatives of each department for more in-depth talks. “During this time, we will reflect as one and allow room for minor faults. We do not wish to dampen the spirits of our production colleagues.”
Hoping to build a more tolerant culture, he added, “”We’ll dish out compliments where due and raise discussions if things are less than ideal. I know the work stress is tremendous, and as managers, we do not want to pile it on further.”
Asked about actor Kalok Chow (周嘉洛) standing in for him in wuxia drama Your Highness The Hooligan <痞子殿下>, Cho Lam laughed that all the costumes originally tailored for him would have to be replaced, as Kalok is actually much taller than him. “I really want to go on set to watch. I’m very grateful to Kalok and would love to utter “long live the emperor’ once.”
Source: Ming Pao
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.