Is Joe Ma another TVB's biological child leaving their mother company?
Joe Ma and Jessica Hsuan were filming outdoor scenes for their new drama "Flying Tigers" (tentative name). Joe expressed he doesn't have much dramas left in TVB after he finished this one. His contract with TVB is ending this year and he said no one approached him yet to talk about renewing it.
"I don't know whether I'm renewing or not," he said. "I just hope I can have a bigger market. Better salary and more good dramas to film."
His partner in the drama Jessica supports him to earn more money up in the North (Mainland).
"He can absolutely do it. If we don't earn money now, when could we?"
The actress expressed she is also filming a Mainland series like Joe after she is done filming "Flying Tigers." As for many older TVB artists are no longer TVB's biological children, she agreed.
"Many from my generation already left, only Sunny Chan remains. He always asks me to stay. Well I do like to work with people I'm familiar with."
*Three Types of TVB Contracts*
1. Management Contract - This contract is usually long (more than 5 years) and it includes dramas, hosting, singing, and other activities. A monthly salary is given.
2. Per-drama Contract - This contract tells how many dramas the artist has to film every year. Salary is given by every episode.
3. Agent Contract - Similar to Per-drama Contract. The company would also seek other job opportunities for artists.
Some of TVB's Current Biological Children
Male: Moses Chan, Raymond Lam, Kevin Cheng, Roger Kwok, Michael Tse, Bosco Wong, Kenneth Ma, Steven Ma, Roger Kwok
Female: Tavia Yeung, Myolie Wu, Linda Chung, Kate Tsui, Fala Chen, Bernice Liu, Sonija Kwok, Sharon Chan, Natalie Tong
Some of TVB's Per-drama Contract Artists
Male: Wayne Lai, Bobby Au-Yeung, Sunny Chan, Raymond Wong, Power Chan, Chin Ka Lok
Female: Sheren Tang, Jessica Hsuan, Ada Choi, Flora Chan, Maggie Cheung, Yoyo Mung, Charmaine Sheh (maybe)
Some of TVB's Agent Contract Artists
Male: Wong He, Har Yu, Evergreen Mak, Stephen Au
Female: Michelle Yim, Susan Tse, Joyce Cheng, Toby Leung
Source: Oriental Daily / By: KAY @ Kay's Entertainment