Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The other night, news broke out that TVB's souls Mona Fong, Stephen Chan, Norman Leung and Chan Kwok Keung gathered in TVB City to hold a special Board meeting. Under the poaching crisis, the behind-the-scenes employees were slowly leaving. Although TVB successfully kept them, it is still a sensitive period, therefore the executives decided to hold a meeting to discuss how to counter this crisis.
After the meeting, Norman rushed over to the dinner celebration with the Lives of Omission cast. Stephen Chan and Virgina Lok were present as well. Norman stressed that the meeting earlier that day was not a Board meeting. When asked if they were discussing business secrets? He joked: "Of course we cannot make business secrets public. Even if you point a gun at me, I won't say it." He said he has confidence that TVB can handle the poaching crisis. Asked if everyone in the company will get a pay raise? He said: "We will give raises when appropriate." When speaking of Steven Ma upset Life and Times of Sentinel didn't have a dinner celebration for high finale ratings, Norman said it is one of his goals to personally treat him a meal.
Norman also expressed TVB does not have many resignations, if Andy Lau didn't leave, then how will there be a Raymond Lam or Ron Ng? Also there are still opportunities to collaborate with the ones who left.
At the dinner, Bosco Wong reveals he encountered a major loss during the shooting of Triumph in the Skies II Sales Presentation. He said: "I dropped a several carat diamond earring. It's worth about HK$100,000. At the time I put it in my pocket, it's all Ron Ng's fault. He's the one who told me to take it off." Reporters teased him, suggesting he should ask Myolie Wu to buy him another one. Bosco laughed and said: "It's ok."
Michael Tse said he had 3 celebrations for Lives and is the series where he had the most celebrations. When speaking of Forensic Heroes III premiere ratings peaked at 35 points. Is Wayne Lai a threat to him in the race for the TV King title? Michael said a good series will have supporters. This year, he had 3 series broadcast and the ratings were pretty good. He isn't sure of his chances of getting TV King, but he is certain he put in all the effort he got in his performances.
Source: Oriental Daily, Mingpao
Translator: aZnangel @ AsianEU Forum