Monday, December 24, 2012
Recently ATV arranged their inexperienced artists to undergo an artists training class, but the investor/boss (Wong Ching) was displeased by the low attendance rate. In the end, Mr. Wong dismissed 5 artists for skipping the class. ATV artists and former artists were all shocked and scolded the company for being heartless and ridiculous!
Former ATV artists Alice Chan and Stephen Au have already joined TVB, yesterday they attended the promotional event for TVB show Tricky Health Risks and both criticized ATV. Alice said: "That is really sad. Why do artists have to go school? When speaking of ATV's history, artists are more familiar with it than the boss. I just feel its unnecessary to go to class! (You think ATV used that as an excuse to fire people?) I don't know. If so, they should just be more direct, why cause a scene out of it." She praised Ben Cheung (one of the fired artists), he's punctual, always familiar with the script and is an all-around artist. She feels sorry that he was fired.
As for Stephen Au, he was extremely emotional as he scolded ATV. He said: "When I heard the artists had to go to class, I already thought that was unreasonable! If they were newcomers then fine! Some of those artists have over 10 years of acting experience, and still have to go to class? If they don't attend, [ATV] didn't have to give them the envelope, right? There really isn't the worse, just getting more worse! Their history of madness in the television industry, relax, it will definitely be written in history. (ATV should first work on fixing up their productions?) If they wanted to, they would have two years ago! Once there are more free-to-air television licenses given out, they'll definitely be dead. If not, then why do they have to be so prance about it?" He also had doubts on whether Kenneth Chan qualifies to be one of the instructors. In fact, Stephen had already expressed his anger on Facebook earlier, "No need for lies, no need to make it big, this is 'Hong Kong Conscience'!"
Pinky Cheung currently has no contract with ATV, but she recently had to go back and rescue the company from danger. She was back at ATV earlier for a performance and because she's an ATV artist the left deep impressions, she was invited back to be one of the instructors, causing her to lose a lot of other jobs. Although she's loyal to ATV, yesterday even she couldn't help but to open fire on Weibo, she felt heartbroken for ATV: "I just cannot stand Wong Ching's actions. Why is ATV like how it is today? It is not because of the artists, nor is it because of the company, it is the Boss that has an issue!"
Source: Oriental Daily
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU Forum
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