By Joanna Goh
RBKD: There will only be one single award ceremony for this year’s Star Awards, which will take place on 16 April 2017.
Preceding the show would be a three-episode weekly countdown special. Online voting categories such as “Favourite Female Character”, “Favourite On-Screen Couple” etc. awards have been withdrawn.
Top Rated Variety / Drama will be excluded this year due to change in the measurement of TV viewership.
By Boon Chan
Local broadcaster Mediacorp’s deputy chief executive officer Chang Long Jong will be quitting the company after three decades to join Singapore-headquartered entertainment company mm2 Asia as its new group chief executive officer.
Mm2 Asia announced this on Tuesday (Jan 10) and Mr Chang will be taking up his new job from April 3.
He is currently the deputy chief executive officer and chief customer officer at Mediacorp, where he oversees its major media assets including television, radio, newspaper, magazines and streaming service Toggle. He also leads the company’s events business, Vizpro, and training business, Singapore Media Academy.
Mr Chang, 56, had joined the broadcaster, then called Singapore Broadcasting Corporation, in 1985.
Source: Straits Times
RBKD: Mr Chang Long Jong, Mediacorp’s deputy CEO and chief customer officer, has resigned and is currently serving his three-month notice period.
Mediacorp’s CEO Shaun Seow had announced in a memo to staff today. Mr Seow announced the position of deputy CEO will not be filled. He also shared that Mr Chang’s post of chief customer officer will be taken by Ms Debra Soon who is also head of the Family (English) and Premier Segments.
Mr Chang has been with Mediacorp for more than 30 years, joining the then the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) in 1985.
By Joanna Goh
If Only I Could
RBKD: “If Only I Could” was complimented for being a welcome change from the usual family dramas, exploring “deeper themes of fate and destiny – something we’d never expect to encounter in a local TV series”.
Toggle listed the following as the drama’s best aspects: theme song, mother-in-law and daughter-in-law’s squabbles, Andie’s chemistry with Rui En.
Rui En’s acting as an aunty was also singled out and named as a defining role in her acting resume.
Click here to read the full review of Toggle’s compliments for “If Only I Could”.
RBKD: CLIF4 was complimented for its heart thumping car chases and memorable action scenes, such as Elvin’s bicycle chasing scene, “the smartly-choreographed fight scene” between Rui En’s Zhijie and Fang Ruoting, and the bus hostage scene involving Zhang Yaodong and Rui En’s characters
Click here to read Toggle’s compliments for CLIF4 in their exact words.
RBKD: Toggle访问周崇庆时，周崇庆提到偶尔与瑞恩吃饭聊天，说她很期待再拍戏与观众见面，而自己也非常支持她。周崇庆希望日后以Auntie Lucy的身份与瑞恩合作，如演她的妈妈，以擦出不一样的火花。
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RBKD: A small Rui En’s styling photo for Our Homeland used in the promotional article of Mediacorp’s Warehouse Sales 2017.