❤️ Various ET News

SuzieJ

sarNie OldFart
Must be Kwan. Is PPTV so rich for them to fool all of those actresses ?
They paid them out very well and they also agreed to let them work with other channels every year after they shoot stuff with them first but clearly it seems like none of them at PPTV are doing anything. Even if Pooklook is shooting anything right now, it’s been like a year or so already and it doesn’t even seem close to done as far as I know. That’s not exactly normal.
 

Maricon

sarNie Oldmaid
It is better to go freelance if you are leaving your home channel. Seriously. It is not a guanrantee that your career is better when you leave your channel.
 

forgotusername

Miksmouse
If you're valued at a Channel and unless you have some kinda dream to chase and a decent fandom like Bow i don't get leaving. Baifern turned out well but they can't all leave and expect to be Baiferns. There is competition and there is so much lakorns to give to all + the new rising actors
 

preetam

sarNie Oldmaid
They paid them out very well and they also agreed to let them work with other channels every year after they shoot stuff with them first but clearly it seems like none of them at PPTV are doing anything. Even if Pooklook is shooting anything right now, it’s been like a year or so already and it doesn’t even seem close to done as far as I know. That’s not exactly normal.
That is so not. PPTV is ruining some momentum here
 

byebye

sarNie OldFart
The celebrities are at fault too. Pooklook was doing fine at channel 7 then she up and goes to sign with another channel because they give her more money but really didn't think about it in the long run. Before signing what exactly is PPTV known for...obviously not for their lakorns. Especially when a bunch of channel 7 n'eks are leaving she would have a better chance to be on top of the channel instead since she left I hardly heard anything about her.
 

pikachu

sarNie Egg
I don’t really get how this situation is considered drama. If the blind item is correct, they’re the ones in the wrong not the actress.

Going freelance isn’t always the best idea, it depends on factors such as your popularity and fandom and of course, what companies are willing to offer in terms of pay and other incentives. Which so much competition and with channels also nurturing their own talents (who I’m sure they’d prioritised over a freelancer) it’s also not very secure. Baifern’s situation is an exception not the standard.

If PPTV isn’t pulling their weight and fulfilling its obligations that’s not the actresses fault and they should sue. It’s so weird to see people blaming them for wanting something different, especially when we don’t know how they were treated in Ch7, although from the fact that they decided to move elsewhere there must have been something they wanted that Ch7 wasn’t giving them.
 

preetam

sarNie Oldmaid
I don’t really get how this situation is considered drama. If the blind item is correct, they’re the ones in the wrong not the actress.

Going freelance isn’t always the best idea, it depends on factors such as your popularity and fandom and of course, what companies are willing to offer in terms of pay and other incentives. Which so much competition and with channels also nurturing their own talents (who I’m sure they’d prioritised over a freelancer) it’s also not very secure. Baifern’s situation is an exception not the standard.

If PPTV isn’t pulling their weight and fulfilling its obligations that’s not the actresses fault and they should sue. It’s so weird to see people blaming them for wanting something different, especially when we don’t know how they were treated in Ch7, although from the fact that they decided to move elsewhere there must have been something they wanted that Ch7 wasn’t giving them.
Pooklook and Kwan are fairly popular. Baifern popularity was hardly anything when she left ch7. Still her career got revived as a freelance actress. Even mediocre actor like New Wongsakorn get loads of P'ek roles nowadays. I am sure Pooklook AND Kwan would have been fine going freelance. The one would have concern about had she left Ch7 is Sammy even I want her to leave cause ch7 sleeps on her. Same about Now
 

byebye

sarNie OldFart
I don't think channel 7 really treated the likes of Kwan and Pooklook that badly especially when they are getting lakorns. Just like Weir he has been with them forever and he's basically the king of that channel when it comes to leading man. There's a certain of loyalty from him and the channel. Kwan grew up with channel 7 and it seemed they treated her a lot better than some people where she does get decent amount of work.

I get that people want to try new things and grow tired of the same environment but you have to look at the risk of doing so and starting over. Fame is not a guarantee to last so by taking a chance on newer things they have to prepare for the fall. Everything in life if it sounds too good to be true than more time than not it really is.

Freelance will give you a better chance to work with other channels. I think the ones that leave channel 7 recently, Mai seemed to be the chill one. She has had moderate success.
 

forgotusername

Miksmouse
I think CH7 treats Now a lot better now.

Going freelance is risky, its a career move and all, i guess there is no regrets at least if u tried.
 

SuzieJ

sarNie OldFart
It’s definitely not the girls fault at all. On paper, their contract and situation sounded amazing. They get a big fat check to sign with the channel, they do a lakorn or two with them for the year, and they are also free to work with other channels after fulfilling their duties in their contract. It just ended up not being good in real life cause as far as I know PPTV has only released that lakorn with Andrew and Noon and they’re not even signed with them. It’s the channel not fulfilling their end of the contract so you can’t really blame the girls. They still should’ve thought more about the fact that this is in fact one of the smallest channels in Thailand before signing with them but again can you blame them. They though they were getting a good contract.
 

kjc1994

sarNie Oldmaid
Yes, I agree it's not the girl's fault. The channel should of kept their word. It just sucks cause that nek has to get stuck into that mess, which does create drama.
 

bit

sarNie Adult
I don’t really get how this situation is considered drama. If the blind item is correct, they’re the ones in the wrong not the actress.

Going freelance isn’t always the best idea, it depends on factors such as your popularity and fandom and of course, what companies are willing to offer in terms of pay and other incentives. Which so much competition and with channels also nurturing their own talents (who I’m sure they’d prioritised over a freelancer) it’s also not very secure. Baifern’s situation is an exception not the standard.

If PPTV isn’t pulling their weight and fulfilling its obligations that’s not the actresses fault and they should sue. It’s so weird to see people blaming them for wanting something different, especially when we don’t know how they were treated in Ch7, although from the fact that they decided to move elsewhere there must have been something they wanted that Ch7 wasn’t giving them.
I don't get the loyalty to channel things, probably because in other countries actors and actresses are freelance agents that can go where ever they one based on what their ambition in acting is. Some do it just for money, some do it to hone their skill and build repertoire.

But I guess with Thailand - actor and actresses are chosen to act in certain lakorn based on their connection rather than going for casting of roles.

So if you want to earn money, going for the big contract which will cover your income for years to come seems reasonable. CH7 does get the rating, but in term of getting that extra income for your old age, they are way behind CH3 stars, beside most CH3 veterans were given the chance to be producers afterward. So it's a good move.

Moving to OneHD, will get you the acting chop since they do drama like no others.

Moving to PPTV? well the owner burns money like it's paper (I'm starting to think he is into illegal stuff and this is his money laundering front:risas3:) I guess the offer was too good to let go. If you love acting then it's going to be rusty waiting for them to produce one. Pancake got a better deal since she was there earlier, and she get to do other projects outside.


If the said blind said the actress is suing, then she must had enough of sitting idle doing nothing. She wanted to act and they are not giving it to her. She has every right to do so.
 

byebye

sarNie OldFart
I always wondered about Chinese artists because there are so many of them I can't even keep track. I know they are signed to an agency but from there do they just act with any production companies because it seemed actors/actresses are all over the place. Do they even have a specific channel? Because some web dramas are pretty good. And their views are like in the billions. Though 2 billions are considered successful ( usually it's a possibility of a second season) and their industry is way more competitive. Anyway, have been curious with that side of the world when it comes to that.

Like one actress auditioned and had to act out a line 40 times with different actors.
 

spanky

sarNie OldFart
I always wondered about Chinese artists because there are so many of them I can't even keep track. I know they are signed to an agency but from there do they just act with any production companies because it seemed actors/actresses are all over the place. Do they even have a specific channel? Because some web dramas are pretty good. And their views are like in the billions. Though 2 billions are considered successful ( usually it's a possibility of a second season) and their industry is way more competitive. Anyway, have been curious with that side of the world when it comes to that.

Like one actress auditioned and had to act out a line 40 times with different actors.

It depends on the agency and company. Many Chinese actors has their only company and the series is under that production. If their production company sit on them ans they sit with no work.

Also if you are main land or Taiwan

Web drama has more freedom & less restrictions/ censorship

I watch the chinese ET news. Dilreba...famous as she was sitting and had nothing for over a year. She is under Yang MI agency. That why you would she her star with the guys in like all of her lakorn.

Good bye my princess actress...hit it big but she hasn't got any work for over a year. She just got a series recently. She is under Fan Bing Bing production/agency.

That is my snippet of understanding. I follow Marcus sim and sometime read info from dramalist hahaha
 

rae

sarNie Juvenile
I always wondered about Chinese artists because there are so many of them I can't even keep track. I know they are signed to an agency but from there do they just act with any production companies because it seemed actors/actresses are all over the place. Do they even have a specific channel? Because some web dramas are pretty good. And their views are like in the billions. Though 2 billions are considered successful ( usually it's a possibility of a second season) and their industry is way more competitive. Anyway, have been curious with that side of the world when it comes to that.

Like one actress auditioned and had to act out a line 40 times with different actors.
The Chinese do have specific channels, like online platforms there are youku, tencent, mango tv, iqiyi, and there are even more different tv channels that are separated by city, like Beijing channel, Shanghai channel etc.

And yes, the actors and actresses can act under different production companies.

Although Hong Kong's TVB follow a similar route as Thailand, where if you're under their channel, you can't appear in another channel unless the management gives permission.
 

kaciele

sarNie Hatchling
Wonder why Pooklook left Ch7. Seems like she was doing well
It depends on the agency and company. Many Chinese actors has their only company and the series is under that production. If their production company sit on them ans they sit with no work.

Also if you are main land or Taiwan

Web drama has more freedom & less restrictions/ censorship

I watch the chinese ET news. Dilreba...famous as she was sitting and had nothing for over a year. She is under Yang MI agency. That why you would she her star with the guys in like all of her lakorn.

Good bye my princess actress...hit it big but she hasn't got any work for over a year. She just got a series recently. She is under Fan Bing Bing production/agency.

That is my snippet of understanding. I follow Marcus sim and sometime read info from dramalist hahaha
@byebye @rae
From my understanding, Chinese actors have their own agency or studio. The production company can be under the same agency but don't have to be. Productions are filmed all the time and it's the luck of the actor/production team/writer if the Chinese government decides that a certain plot or genre is allowed to air or not. Once it's allowed then comes bidding from different platforms and tv stations. Sometimes certain tv stations or internet platforms will have their own drama but again it's still up to a certain department from the Chinese government if they are allowed to air. Web drama definitely has fewer restrictions so they reach an audience easier and faster. So an example of how crazy the censorship can be, several years back handfuls of Korean celebrities went over to china and filmed some dramas there due to the popularity of Korean wave. Some of it got released but a lot of it did not. Why? Basically the Chinese government wasn't happy about Korean's THAAD anti-ballistic missile system(political issues, interesting read). So they basically pulled everything and banned anything related to Korea. Now you have several dramas all filmed and ready to be released but no place to air. Another example, last year they thought there were too many time-traveling dramas from the past several years so they restricted those. Or once they didn't like that there were too many republican period pieces. This department releases guidelines all the time. Everyone in the entertainment industry is at the mercy of these guys and basically how they feel that day. Sadly a lot of c-dramas never see the light of day. I say about 10-15% of productions see an audience. The rest sit in a vault. If you're lucky it might be released a year, 2 maybe even 3 years later but after a certain amount of time, you can kiss that drama goodbye. Competition is fierce. You gotta be popular, be on a well-known production team, come from the right agency, or just struck gold(literally and figuratively) to have a chance of reaching the Chinese audience. But it's lucrative once you hit big or even semi-big. That's why Mike de Angelo is solely focusing on c-dramas instead of lakorns.
 

bit

sarNie Adult
I've read that top Chinese actor and actresses got paid big bucks (literally millions to act in some drama) is it true?

Mike de Angelo had no chance of reviving his career in Thailand anyway after all his scandals.
 

kaciele

sarNie Hatchling
I've read that top Chinese actor and actresses got paid big bucks (literally millions to act in some drama) is it true?

Mike de Angelo had no chance of reviving his career in Thailand anyway after all his scandals.
Very true. Though there have been more restrictions implemented like back a couple of years ago, actors were only allowed to be paid a maximum of 1 million yuan per episode but since COVID that number has gone down. Here's an interesting read if you want to understand more https://www.scmp.com/news/china/soc...evision-stars-have-wages-capped-us725-million
The Chinese market is huge. That's why you see all the brand names and designer companies flocking to China. If you're big you'll get endorsement deals. Quite also the reason why a lot of US movie production either has a Chinese company as part of the producing team and or has something to do with China popping in through the movies or even a Chinese actor in the cast. Everyone is trying to break into the Chinese market and grab a part of that cash pile. China's new middle class, younger generation, and the nouveau riche are the current Chinese economy money pusher.

So this is how the bidding works. If you have a drama and it has the star power, tv companies and internet platforms will bid for the rights to air it. If it hits big, you draw in BILLIONS of views. Words of mouth, social media platforms, and discussion forums all contribute to how well a drama performs. Say a drama is highly anticipated, a company will pay several million Yuan, in US currency it's several hundred thousand dollars, for each episode. So if you're wondering why c-dramas have been longer and draggier, it's because of the capital per episode a production could potentially get. Thankfully end of last year, they've been told to limit dramas with some exceptions to about 40 and under henceforth. Even if it doesn't draw in the huge numbers like expected, it still is decent numbers (millions). A bonus for these dramas, domestic hit or not, they still get interests from foreign fans. This is why tons of web platforms have invested in subs for their dramas and releasing it through Youtube or their apps.
 
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