Management of Hong Kongs cash-strapped ATV vow utmost effort to pay salaries after angry staff told to wait another month

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With a promise to settle unpaid wages by Friday, the management of cash-strapped Asia Television yesterday managed to avert a mass walkout by staff that would have suddenly shut down the station.

The struggling broadcaster said it would do its utmost to pay the stations staff their December and January salaries by Friday, hours after some angry staff stormed out of a meeting in protest when told they needed to wait another month.

Members of ATVs remaining employees estimated to number about 300 crossed fire with management yesterday when Jan He, representing ATVs new investor Si Rongbin, told them to wait for another month to get paid.

The representative also quoted Si as criticising ATVs news department for airing news of the stations delayed remuneration, saying the negative coverage tarnished the stations values.

The staff from the news department were really angry as the statement interfered with press freedom, an ATV employee said.

Only those who made less than HK$15,000 a month had received their December pay, and no staff had yet received salary for January.

Hours later, ATVs chief operations officer Charles Ma Hay met the staff at another meeting, telling them he would do his best to ensure the staff were paid.

Before the meeting, Mr Ma had met our new investor Mr Si Rongbin, an ATV spokesman said. He conveyed the situation the company faced to Mr Si. Mr Ma also told the staff in the meeting that he would do his utmost to pay them their December and January wages by this Friday.

An ATV staff member who had worked at the station for about 15 years said:I will wait until Friday. If I still dont get ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Karena Lam Ka Yun and Jacky Cheung Hok Yau both are nominated for Hong Kong Film Awards. The film earlier was chosen to be the opening film of the 2016 Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival. Their acting and chemistry are again recognized.

Lam Ka Yun and Cheung Hok Yau reunited again for a Lunar New Year video to greet viewers. They appeared to be on the same page on camera, but during the shoot they had frequent bad takes as they kept improvising! Hok Yau even jokingly said "Sun Tai Fat Choi" (body gets rich) to add some New Year cheer. Ka Yun and Hok Yau worked together again after over a decade. The mother of two daughters said that experience has given her an even deeper understanding of acting. "Even with many argument scenes with Hok Yau, it was like a game of passing the ball. You pass it to me like this, how should I receive it? After I receive it how should I pass it back to him? The process was a lot of fun." How was this time different from before? Ka Yun said, "JULY RHAPSODY (NAM YUN SEI SUP) was my first movie. Because I was too nervous, I only focused ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The Lunar New Year film FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 3 (DOH SING FUNG WON III) producer and director Wong Jing, Andrew Lau Wai Keung yesterday led Chow Yun Fat, Andy Lau Tak Wa, Jacky Cheung Hok Yau and Carina Lau Ka Ling to the Guangzhou press conference. The actors played a game for them to choose their character relationships anew . Ka Ling, Wa Jai and Hok Yau ganged up on Hok Yau. Ka Ling first said that she would team up with Wa Jai because Wa Jai was humorous and energetic. He was very responsible and really took care of people. Working with him would be the most practical. The only thing was that she was afraid she would be the envy of many female friends. As for rivals, Ka Ling would choose Fat Gor, Hok Yau for a companion. She said that her grudge with Fat Gor has already grown ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The Lunar New Year film THE MONKEY KING 2 (SAI YAU GEI ji SUEN NG HUNG SAM DA BAK GWUT JING) held the premiere two nights ago. Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Gong Li, Feng Shaofeng, Xiao Shenyang, Law Chung Him, Kelly Chen Wai Lam attended. Over 100 fans jammed into the venue.

The actors traded compliments at the event. Sing Sing even praised Gong Li as the top Chinese female star and no one could compare to her performance as the White Bone Spirit. Gong Li also said that when she first learned that Sing Sing would star, she felt that the Pretty Monkey King has appeared. She also knew that she had to accept her challenge because Sing Sing was a great actor who recently won awards. She certainly had some pressure. She also said, "I really hate him. (in the film) without him I wouldn't have so much trouble. He kept getting in the ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Yesterday Stephen Chow Sing Chi was scheduled to attend a fan meeting at a certain Xian shopping center for his new film MERMAID (MEI YUN YU). Many fans rushed from elsewhere to catch a glimpse of Sing Yeh, but the event yesterday due to weather and itinerary was cancelled. Fans who arrived early were upset and struggled with security. Fans were extremely upset.

Some revealed online that the meeting was not cancelled at the last minute, but changed venue to a certain hotel. Fans were prohibited from entering. Because many came a long way for the event, some even flew to Xian, they were more upset that the event was cancelled.

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Benjamin Yuen feels Natalie Tong's nose is too high when filming kissing scene

Tuesday February 2, 2016 Hong Kong

 

 

image.jpg image.jpg     Artiste Natalie Tong (唐詩詠), Benjamin Yuen (袁偉豪), Kenny Wong (黃德斌) and others attended the promotion campaign for Speed of Life (鐵馬戰車) series and played racing cars electronic game. Benjamin was the winner while Natalie came in third place. They also announced the series received high rating record of 30 pts last week.

Benjamin had 6 to 7 NG for the kissing scene with Natalie in the series and felt it had not reach the passionate level. Natalie said: "No NG but because of certain shots and background. Prior to that, we found many movies and series for Benjamin to watch but he had no reaction after watching it and I walked away after that. He said the scene should be gentle and I believed him. (Kiss very long?) Yes due to different angles." Benjamin added they played love songs in order to create the romantic atmosphere and cultivate their feelings, and had to see angle when kissing as Natalie's nose was too high.

When asked if he needed to report to his partner before filming kissing scene, Benjamin said: "We are filming series and it belongs to love and artistic film." Natelie said: "We work in this line and will understand it. (Did Tony Hung (洪永城) say your nose is too high?) No idea."

Mentioning about Sisley Choi's (蔡思貝) absence, Natalie said: "Afraid of me? She is working today and I will suggest to stretch muscles together. I need to congratulate her for being nominated into Hong Kong Film Awards." She expressed that she will leave it to Toby Chan (陳庭欣) to wear swimsuit for ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Tuesday February 2, 2016 Hong Kong

 

 

image.jpg image.jpg   Artiste Roger Kwok (郭晉安) and Joey Meng (萬綺雯) attended the worshipping ceremony of Fatal Resurrection (致命復活) series and when asked about The Healer in Forbidden City (末代御醫) became warehouse series, Roger said: "Is it? I have no idea and it is rumours only. Anyway, we will know it later and no need to make speculations. The production team invested many resources and it will definitely broadcast the series. (No fees if do not broadcast?) I have received the payment already and feel bad if they do not broadcast it."

Laughed at Joey Meng for being 'duped' from ATV to TVB

Joey disclosed she will be going to Vietnam for location shooting and filming a rape scene which happened 10 years ago. Roger then laughed at her for being 'duped' from ATV to TVB and Joey expressed she seldom filmed rape scene for the past years. She added the actor usually felt more nervous and once, the opposite party asked her: "Can I remove your top?" It was amusing.

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
http://www.asian-enews-portal.blogspot.com/

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Tuesday February 2, 2016 Hong Kong

 

 

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Artiste Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍) has been developing his career in Mainland China in recent years and needs to travel between Hong Kong and China frequently. On that day, he is travelling again and and shared photo of his face as swollen as a pig on Weibo. It turned out that he listened to his wife, Leanne Li (李亞男) to drink some wine which will help him to sleep better. He left a message: "I listen to my wife to drink some wine in the plane so as to sleep better. It turns out that I will be acting in opera instead......"

Leanne felt heart pain upon seeing that and left a message: "It is my mistake to teach you to drink and I will not do it next time." Many fans felt heart pain for Cho Lam too and told him to seek treatment from doctor.

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
http://www.asian-enews-portal.blogspot.com/

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Tuesday February 2, 2016 Hong Kong

 

 

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Sisley Choi (蔡思貝) is nominated for Best Performer Award (最佳新人獎) based on Keeper of Darkness (陀地驅魔人) movie during The Hong Kong Film Awards (金像獎) and said: "Very happy! Being nominated for Best Performer Award based on my debut movie is very meaningful and precious to me, as we can only nominate for Best Performer Award once. Thank you to Nick Cheung (張家輝) for training and giving chances to me. I learn a lot during the movie as it gives me chance to win award. Also thank you to Louis Cheung (張繼聰) for his encouragement and support. I feel very touched for the nomination and we put in lots of efforts to film the movie."

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
http://www.asian-enews-portal.blogspot.com/

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William Chan's left leg is injured when filming motorcycle scene

Tuesday February 2, 2016 Hong Kong

 

 

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Artiste William Chan (陳偉霆) was injured by the motorcycle and his left leg was numb and could not move when filming Mainland China drama, 'Lao Jiu Men 老九門'. Hence, his condition became worrying and many fans told him to seek treatment in the hospital.

Earlier, the video clip about William was injured was uploaded online and it showed that the motorcycle behind him drove towards him and injured his left leg when filming the scene. He then lost balance and fell down together with the motorcycle. Fortunately, the speed was not that fast and William's condition was less serious. Nevertheless, let's hope that he will have a speedy recovery.

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
http://www.asian-enews-portal.blogspot.com/

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