Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Eric Tsang had always devoted his efforts into training the younger generation. He tries his best giving newcomers opportunities. Stepping into the new year, he wishes he can produce more films in the Rabbit year, so the current low in manpower (actors) in the Hong Kong film scene can come to an end.
To accommodate the Mainland market, the current Hong Kong films are usually collaborative works with Mainland film production companies, and often more than half of the cast are Mainland actors. This leads to less promotion and appearance opportunities for Hong Kong stars. Of course, Eric is mindful of this situation and so for this reason he hopes to shoot more films. He said: "It is necessary for Hong Kong to have more locally produced films. Besides Luanr New Year films, I hope to direct more films and it does not have to be comedy flicks." Eric also hopes to use more new actors, sharing and passing on his acting experiences to them. Asked if he has a candidate in mind? He said: "Nope! When the time comes, I'll choose based on the situation. I personally really like Bosco Wong, but once he gets popular, the TV station (TVB) will end up over using him. So, I want to go on the streets to get people for auditions, even people who have no experience at all will do."
Eric said that TVB in fact have a lot of good artists, but they never have time. For example, Fala Chen who is currently shooting series after series, Eric suggested that she takes some time off for herself and rest and then shoot a new film to get some appreciation. Eric said: "Besides Fala, Kate Tsui is also someome that is worth developing, Charmaine Sheh is one too. However, she had never taken a break from TVB." Eric hopes that TVB can treasure their artists and help them increase their value. It is not just to the artists and company benefit, but also a benefit to the audience.
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