Chapter 46- Contract
The people were almost gone, and the script-reading session could not go on.
Because this online drama has cloud video investment, except for the male lead, the other main actors are from their company.
If the company wants to withdraw capital, it will definitely take its own actors away, and Director Liu will have to find actors again.
Director Liu reluctantly said to Jiang Liucheng, “Let’s not do this today; I’ll let you know when it starts.”
Jiang Liucheng asked curiously, “Why do you want me to star in your movie still?”
Director Liu took out a pack of cigarettes from his pocket but just took out a cigarette and rubbed it in his hand. “You are very suitable for this role. If you’re the one to act, it will definitely achieve the effect I want.”
Jiang Liucheng felt that he was too optimistic about himself.
Director Liu can probably guess what he is thinking. Some of the feelings are hard to say. It is probably an intuition. It’s just that he put all his wealth into this online drama, sold his house, and bought the copyright of the online drama. Now he only has this chance; he must be more cautious.
After saying goodbye to Director Liu, they took the elevator down again.
“What the hell is going on?” Li Qiu couldn’t hold back.
Jiang Liucheng said, “That’s what you’re thinking?”
Li Qiu leaned, “This Mo’s Entertainment is too shameless. Yesterday, they bought the water army to black you on the hot search. This time they want to get rid of your resources. Why are they so haunted?”
Jiang Liucheng smiled.
Li Qiu also said, “How can you still laugh? If the cloud video withdraws funds, it is indeed very likely that this online drama will not be able to be filmed and the online script will be at risk. Now that Mo’s Entertainment is obstructed, the probability of losing money is even greater. “
Jiang Liucheng said disapprovingly, “Mo’s Entertainment has been targeting me, but when did you see them succeed?”
Li Qiu was silent for a moment, “It seems that they had never been successful, but this time the trouble may be even greater. With the withdrawal of the cloud video, the gap will be too big. Even if Director Liu still has a house, the gap cannot be filled.”
It costs at least tens of millions to shoot a web drama. Except for big companies, no one can spend so much money.
After returning to the car and a period of silence, Li Qiu sighed again.
“It’s a pity. When you said that this web drama was good, I also watched it. It was really good. Although Director Liu always insisted that you should be the first male lead, I think he should compromise in the end. The theater has already been rented, and if the filming cannot start when the start time is up, Director Liu’s economic strength may not last long.”
Jiang Liucheng hummed, “Since the reading session has been cancelled, give Zhou Wenbin a call and ask if he wanted to move the appointment forward to today.”
Seeing that he didn’t want to talk, Li Qiu changed the topic cooperatively, “Okay, I’ll call him now.”
After receiving the call, Zhou Wenbin readily agreed and changed the time to this afternoon.
At the appointed time, Zhou Wenbin rushed to the meeting place and saw that all three were there.
“Am I late?” He glanced at his watch and found that he was not late. There were ten minutes left before the appointed time.
“Hello, Mr. Zhou. I’m Li Qiu, Liucheng’s agent.” Li Qiu quickly stood up and shook hands with him, “You didn’t come late, we came early.”
Because he was an acquaintance, Zhou Wenbin didn’t greet them too much and went straight to the topic.
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Seeing him so straightforward, Li Qiu breathed a sigh of relief.
There are advantages and disadvantages to acquaintances. The advantage is that it can save a lot of trouble, and the disadvantage is that it is difficult to negotiate. It is easy to hurt feelings if you talk too much.
Li Qiu was confused and was thinking about how to speak when he heard Jiang Liucheng speak.
“If I sign the contract, what conditions can your company offer me?”
Li Qiu’s heart jumped, and he quickly looked at Zhou Wenbin. Spark Entertainment was different from other entertainment companies. This company has a deeper background.
Spark Entertainment pays more attention to the training of actors. They will not deliberately hype or play any shady tricks to make actors popular. As long as they are interested in an artist, they can even get into the second and third tiers at worst. Therefore, they have one of the best reputations in the industry. How many artists want to sign a contract with them? Countless. But unfortunately, the signing requirements are very high.
Li Qiu actually valued Spark Entertainment more from the beginning, but Spark Entertainment never offered them an olive branch to sign a contract. And he was not good at taking the initiative. Otherwise, he would lower his worth.
Zhou Wenbin smiled slightly after hearing Jiang Liucheng’s words.
Since he is an acquaintance and Brother Qin pays so much attention to him, how could he make the youth suffer?
When he learned that President Shi was interested in youth, he disclosed to President Shi about the relationship between Brother Qin and the youth. He even said that Brother Qin also agreed to sign the contract with the youth.
That’s why Mr. Shi readily gave him the most authority in this matter.
Half an hour later, Zhou Wenbin got up and said goodbye to them after chatting because he had other things to do.
After seeing him off, Li Qiu’s expression was a little unreal after getting in the car.
“Is this the benefit of acquaintances?”
“It also has something to do with Liucheng’s strength.” Li Lei added. He felt that the most important thing was this. Otherwise, even if there were acquaintances, Spark Entertainment would not take the initiative to sign a contract.
“Yes, yes.” Li Qiu was full of pride in his heart. He felt that a bright future was waiting for him in front of him. “I can’t wait now. After signing the contract with Spark Entertainment, I think Mo’s Entertainment will not dare to mess with you again.”
Jiang Liucheng said, “They should still dare. Mo’s Entertainment and Spark Entertainment are also in a competitive relationship.”
Li Qiu: “That’s what I said.”
Li Lei smiled.
Because there has been no good news from Director Liu.
The next day, Li Qiu took Jiang Liucheng directly to catch the announcement.
Two days later, Zhou Wenbin called to inform them that the contract was ready, and asked them to take some time to sign with Spark Entertainment.
Without a word, Li Qiu pulled Jiang Liucheng and rushed to Spark Entertainment.
The Spark Entertainment headquarters is located in the most prosperous commercial building in the center of Yunshi City since celebrities often come and go. It is a way to avoid disturbance. The building is very strict. Except for the staff, outsiders are not allowed to enter or leave.
When Zhou Wenbin heard that they had arrived downstairs, he hurried down to pick them up. When he went up, he introduced them to the company. After signing the contract, Jiang Liucheng had to go in and out frequently.
After going up, Zhou Wenbin took them to President Shi’s office.
Ever since he heard that Qin Lu and Jiang Liucheng have a good relationship, President Shi has always wanted to meet Jiang Liucheng and see what kind of person can impress Qin Lu.
When he saw Jiang Liucheng, Mr. Shi probably knew. In fact, he had already investigated Jiang Liucheng before and knew his situation. Otherwise, he would not want to sign the other party.
Although Jiang Liucheng is not a professional, his resume is better than many people in the entertainment industry.
“The real person really doesn’t look the same as the photo. I probably know why Qin Lu likes you.”
Li Qiu: “…..”
The corner of Zhou Wenbin’s mouth twitched, and Mr. Shi had the ability to tell a normal thing to be misunderstood. In order to prevent him from saying more misunderstandings, he quickly took out two contracts that had been printed a long time ago and handed them to him. Li Qiu: “This is the contract that was agreed upon before. You can take a look and sign it if there is no problem.”
Li Qiu just casually glanced over and handed the contract to Jiang Liucheng. Zhou Wenbin was taken aback by his skilled movements. Usually, if there are an agent’s words, the agent will help the artist to read them. They look the other way around.
After a while, Li Qiu asked Jiang Liucheng, “How is it?”
Jiang Liucheng nodded, “The terms are the same as before. There is no problem, it’s okay.”
Li Qiu handed him the pen “Then sign it.”
Jiang Liucheng signed his name neatly.
Zhou Wenbin couldn’t help it and ask, “Aren’t you an agent? Why didn’t you review it, and instead let your artist look through it instead?”
Li Qiu laughed as soon as he heard it, “No, Jiang Liucheng is familiar with the law. He looks at the contract very well, and he must understand it better than me. Before signing the contract with Zhou Sheng Entertainment, including the subsequent termination of the contract, he discussed it himself. Zhou Sheng Entertainment also lost some money from him.”
Zhou Wenbin looked at Jiang Liucheng. His expression was a little shocked, “You made Zhou Sheng Entertainment lose a sum of money?”
Jiang Liucheng nodded, “Actually, not a lot. To cut it short, the boss of Zhou Sheng Entertainment would rather spend it than take it out.”
Zhou Wenbin: “How did you do it?”
Jiang Liucheng: “Just played the word game on the contract.”
Zhou Wenbin: “…..”
He remembered that Jiang Liucheng had just signed his name and acted so bluntly. He couldn’t help but wonder if their contract had the same loophole.
Zhou Wenbin suppressed the doubts in his heart, “Now that you are a Starfire artist, the company will find a suitable opportunity to announce it on Weibo in a few days, and then you will also post it on your Weibo. Also, your future development route needs to be determined in advance. Even your recent works should be reported. Do you have any work arrangements recently?”
Li Qiu hurriedly said, “As for some advertising endorsements, there was an online drama before, and I will join the group soon, but there is a problem with that online drama now. I will explain this to the company later.”
Zhou Wenbin “Okay, you go and make the report first. I’ll take Liu Cheng to visit the company.”
Li Qiu: “Okay.”
With Zhou Wenbin as an acquaintance, Li Qiu was really relieved. The competition among brokers was also fierce. If they dragged their team into the company, they would most likely be rejected by the people in the company. If it wasn’t for Liucheng’s acquaintance with Qin Lu, the transition wouldn’t be that easy.
“If you come to the company later and want to rest, you can come here. These rooms are for the artist’s lounge, and the partitions should be good, so you don’t have to worry about being noisy. In addition, you are a company artist now. Generally, the company will rent a place for the artist. If you want to rent another place, the company will pay for it. I suggest you change to a place with better security.”
Zhou Wenbin brought Jiang Liucheng upstairs. In addition to the lounge, there were many practice rooms. They chatted for a while as they visited each of these.
Jiang Liucheng refused without thinking, “I live in a good place now. I just rented it and lived with my friends, so I don’t plan to change it for the time being.”
Zhou Wenbin did not force it when he heard the words, “That’s fine.”
Jiang Liucheng suddenly asked, “Does Brother Qin also have a lounge in the company?”
Zhou Wenbin: “Of course, he does. But he hardly comes to the company now.”
After visiting the company, Li Qiu was still reporting his work with the company, and Jiang Liucheng asked Li Lei to drive him back first.
The two came to the underground garage. Li Lei was about to drive out of the car. However, another car came over to block their way. The black window came down, revealing a handsome face wearing sunglasses.
Jiang Liucheng saw that the other party had taken off his glasses and looked at him with a pair of smiling eyes. He was slightly startled. He didn’t expect to see that man here.