曾勵珍 vs. 梁家樹
曾勵珍 Catherine Tsang Artistes:
(製作部戲劇製作總監 Drama Department)
Louise Lee, Susanna Kwan, Bowie Lam, Moses Chan, Charmaine Sheh, Kevin Cheng, Steven Ma, Tavia Yeung (used to be on Tommy's side), Yoyo Mung, Bosco Wong, Linda Chung, Kate Tsui, Kenny Wong, Gigi Lai, Sonija Kwok, Kristal Tin, Wong Cho Lam, Johnson Lee, Shirley Yeung, Aimee Chan, Natalie Tong, Tsui Wing, Elaine Yiu, Ruco Chan, etc.
Non-TVB management artistes: Bobby Au Yeung, Sheren Tang, Wayne Lai, Julian Cheung, Lawrence Ng, Ada Choi, Maggie Cheung, Esther Kwan, Wong He, Alex Fong Chung Sun, Maggie Shiu, Ekin Cheng, Raymond Wong, Niki Chow, etc.
Catherine Tsang Producers:
Jonathan Chik Kei Yi, Lau Ka Ho, Lee Tim Sing, Amy Wong Sam Wai, Miu Siu Ching, Tsui Yue On, Leung Choi Yuen, Marco Law Wing Yin, and Law Chun Ngok.
梁家樹 Tommy Leung Artistes:
(製作部戲劇製作總監 Drama Department)
Roger Kwok, Michael Miu, Ron Ng, Raymond Lam, Myolie Wu, Kenneth Ma, Joe Ma, Nancy Wu, Selena Li, Michael Tse, Sunny Chan, Melissa Ng, Derek Kwok, Joel Chan, Sire Ma, Mandy Wong, Vincent Wong, Grace Wong, Oscar Leung, etc.
Non-TVB management artistes: Damian Lau, Adam Cheng, Liza Wang, Gallen Lo, Jessica Hsuan, Kenix Kwok, Flora Chan, Louis Koo, Michael Tao, Louisa So, Joyce Tang, Gigi Wong, Nancy Sit (used to be on Catherine's side), Sammul Chan, Leila Tong, Toby Leung, Elanne Kong, JJ Jia, Him Law, etc.
Tommy Leung Producers:
Poon Ka Tak, Nelson Cheung Kin Man, Kwan Wing Chung, Wong Wai Sing, Lam Chi Wah, Chong Wai Kin, and Terry Tong Kei Ming.
[Stephen Chan (General Manager of TVB) artistes: Fala Chen, Sharon Chan, Amigo Choi, Patrick Tang, etc.]
Catherine series = enlightenment/sitcom
Tommy series = comedy/cop
Usually, when a producer has a new series, you can predict who is going to be in it because of the side that producer is on.
It is very hard for certain artistes to be in the same series because they are on different sides. However, there are artistes who do film for both sides.
Bernice Liu is a special case, as she does not have a side.
Selena films for both sides, but she is usually a guest star (except for "A Change of Destiny", where she was the second female lead, but her role was not very prominent) in Catherine series.
Steven mostly films series produced by Leung Choi Yuen or Tsui Yue On.
Because Tommy does not have enough artistes on his side, he tends to use artistes from Catherine's side or non-TVB-ers (e.g., singers). The difference between Catherine and Tommy is that Catherine actually 'used' Raymond to promote Linda in "Moonlight".
During TVB anniversary time, it is usually Catherine side artistes who win big awards. Tommy side artistes usually win awards outside of TVB [Bobby was nominated for an Emmy for Cheung Kin Man's "Dicey Business", Myolie won 'Best Actress' in a Comedy at the 12th Asian Television Awards (2007), and Raymond just won 'Best Actor' in a Drama at the 13th Asian Television Awards (2008)].
In the beginning of 2008, Tommy was promoted two ranks, so he is now the same status as Catherine.
*Asian Television Awards
Personal Note: I am a Tommy side fan. His side produces series that are more fitted for my taste. Ha ha....
Side Note: Recent reports are saying that Virginia Lok (製作資源部副總監 Resources Department) lost some power because of only helping Kevin Cheng resolve his rumours and neglecting to renew contracts with Steven Ma and Miriam Yeung (singer contract). Mona Fong (Sir Run Run Shaw's wife) instructed other TVB executives to renew contracts with Steven and Miriam. Catherine renewed contract terms with Steven (because she was the one who signed Steven as a TVB-contracted artiste), while Ho Lai Chuen (TVB executive of variety programmes, and also Carlo Ng's brother-in-law) renewed contract terms with Miriam.