Recently, Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍) is rumoured to have conflicts with TVB Executives Ms Virginia Lok (樂易玲) and Ms Catherina Tsang (曾勵珍) over Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) failing to become TV Queen. Hence, he decided to lead a team to Mainland China. When asked about the dispute during the promotion activity for Flying Tiger 3 (飛虎3壯志英雄) drama on 10th February, Ms Lok responded: “We are adults. What arguments? Cho Lam had replied that it was gossips so I have nothing to say. (Feeling unfair to you?) It is expected after working in this line for many years. It does not matter. I did read Cho Lam’s post and feel he expresses it very well. Fortunately, we are busy working and do not have time to bother about it. I finished work at 4am last night and have a meeting this morning. (Contact Cho Lam?) I do not feel unhappy. Why should I call him since we get to see him during the meeting via video conferencing?”

Checking if the conflict was because of TV Queen, Ms Lok said: “We have been casting our votes for many years. We have a system every year and let’s talk about it next year. It is good to have such news yearly and it is okay that the public is focusing on this award. It is not called entertainment industry if no news at all.”

When mentioned about wealthy businessman Mark Chan (陳恩德) cancelled all advertisements in TVB, Ms Lok said: “You have to ask advertisement department about the fee. I have no idea about his investment and he also hires our artistes. On that day, Joey Thye (戴祖儀), Jacky Cai (蔡潔) and Carol Cheng (鄭裕玲) were around so I was unaware if anything happened. I only knew about it after reading the news article. This is not work in TVB but external engagement. Every artiste has the right to accept or reject the job. If I am a manager, I must take good care of my artistes. Is Mark wooing girls?”

Asking about Ali Lee’s (李佳芯) absence during that event, Ms Lok explained: “She confessed that she was troubled by those rumours and hoped it would stop one day. (She is absent because of this reason?) It is not called absent if she does not accept the job. It is an example. (Did Ali accept it?) I did not see the contract.”

Stating that the loss of advertisement revenue caused a heavy impact to TVB, Ms Lok said: “The company remains good. We have the same attitude towards artist management and must take good care of our artistes. My department focuses on artistes’ benefits. As for money, my boss does not give me any pressure and same goes for me to my colleagues.”