Hong Kong television broadcasting company TVB has been undergoing some trouble at the top. Earlier this week, it was revealed that there had been a falling out between their Chief Creative Officer (CCO) Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍) and the executives.
Initially, some attributed the spat to TVB’s supposedly unfair treatment of actress Linda Chung. Others later claimed the excos were unhappy with Cho Lam’s work as a CCO. Now, the disagreement has apparently expanded to include another creative director C. Kwan (C君, Stephen Cheng Sze Kwan, 郑诗君)!
Cho Lam’s tentative status in TVB has been the talk of everyone since its reveal. Recently, artist Johnny Tang Siu-chun (邓兆尊) shared what he had heard about the issue in an interview. According to Johnny, he claimed that Cho Lam had been disappointed by C. Kwan’s appointment as a creative director. Apparently, Cho Lam was under the impression that C. Kwan was unable to handle the responsibility. When asked about his source, Johnny stated he had heard about it from his colleagues at TVB.
Upon hearing the rumour, C. Kwan decided to nip matters in the bud. In an interview of his own with Hong Kong media, he made it clear that there was no beef between him and Cho Lam. “Cho Lam is a high-level TVB executive, I’m just a small (director) for TVB’s J2,” he stated. “How can (I) dissatisfy people?”
C. Kwan added that he would message Cho Lam privately and reiterated that they had no disagreements. He also called out Johnny for spreading the rumour, saying sometimes, people just liked to gossip. “(Johnny) said it was someone (from TVB), who is it? I think the logic of this story is very (flimsy),” C. Kwan stated.
Currently, Cho Lam is supposedly working in China with a group of artists from TVB. He claims that they are there to shoot a program. Additionally, he purportedly planning to expand his reach in China.