I Know Everything - Chapter 501
Chapter 501: Defeated for the first time.
Entering March and with the end of the battle between ‘Love Through Different Times’ and ‘Princess Returning Pearl’, the views for TV seemed to have entered a slow period.
In particular, Habao Entertainment’s blockbuster launch of ‘Youth’ had a disastrous rating.
It was broadcasted on a big TV station like Zhejiang TV too but only averaged 2.1% with a peak rating of 5.3%.
Honestly, this rating was certainly not among the worst and was even better than average.
But ‘Youth’ was being trashed to the ground.
The production cost of ‘Youth’ was as high as 100 million and starred the idol Lin Weilian and the number one Small Flower Dan Xu Rui with director Tian Nianfeng who was well known for love drama.
With such an impressive lineup, the rating was so low that they couldn’t even reach the start of ‘Love Through Different Time’, wasn’t that shameful?
The funniest thing was the owner of Habao Technology and Habao Entertainment Yang Feng said before the broadcast, “I’ll bring a new era to the entertainment industry!”
Many netizens went crazy against Boss Yang during this time.
“President Yang, you’re a genius about the web but you don’t understand the entertainment industry!”
“It made me laugh, where did he get the confidence to speak like that?”
“Bringing a new era? Is it bringing a new era a bad flicks? Look at the forced plot, rigid acting with technique used 20 years ago… all of this made me feel frightened.”
“Yeah, especially after just watching excellent TV series such as ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ and ‘Love Through Different Time’, watching ‘Youth’ was like being shoved a rock into the mouth!”
“Didn’t Boss Yang say it before? Some things must be left to the pros to do and if you don’t know how to, don’t come muddy the water!”
“Who would say the contrary? Look at Teacher Chu, has he ever shown any arrogance? Has he ever boasted? This is what a real big shot acts like!”
Looking at those comments, Yang Kaixin shouted back and started to argue with the people on the internet.
But how could this simple little princess be the opponent of those groups of trolls?
She was defeated in a minute.
Then she could sullenly call her father to console him.
Unexpectedly, Yang Feng was in a good mood and didn’t get affected by it.
Boss Yang was still happy every day even back then when he went two months without receiving any salaries.
He was even able to turn a big money pit like Habao Technology into a treasure bowl so the failure of a TV series wouldn’t affect his plans at all.
There was always a possibility of anything.
Since ‘Youth’ failed, one of the several productions after that would certainly succeed, which was already a good start.
Yang Feng, a layman in the industry, couldn’t be described as too optimistic.
After all, Yang Feng always had a lot of tenacity.
His mindset of insisting the way until it worked was also the source of his repeated mistake.
Many people that knew of Yang Feng’s mindset couldn’t help but shake their head at that.
Difference in profession makes one feel worlds apart.
Even Wall Street couldn’t handle Hollywood, let alone Yang Feng with the Chinese’s entertainment industry.
So Sang Cai bit the bullet and went to talk to his boss.
“President, you always said to find something popular to get more attention and now there’s a very great one and I think we can buy the copyright.” Sang Cai said to Yang Feng.
Yang Feng was interested, “What is it? Is it that great?”
“Of course!” Sang Cai looked at him and said, “It’s ‘The Tale of Hachiko’ and even my daughter cried when she read it, who knows how many people are going to be moved by it!”
Yang Feng’s eyes twitched.
If Sang Cai didn’t mention it, he would have forgotten it.
Yang Feng was very interested in martial movies but he didn’t have much enthusiasm toward these modern dramas.
But Yang Feng still admired Chu Liuxiang’s book.
Especially ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’, the fact that he could write something like that and have that level of achievement, it was definitely a unique work.
Yang Feng also read a bit of ‘The Tale of Hachiko’ after ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’ but he wasn’t interested in the sentiments between humans and pets.
But his three wives and daughter were obsessed by it.
They cried and were heartbroken when the owner died.
He even thought something happened to the family.
Yang Feng also knew ‘The Tale of Hachiko’ touched many people and there was even a group called ‘Protect Hachiko Alliance’.
It was said that this book promoted the improvement of the living conditions of many pets, which was unexpected.
“Can you still get the copyrights for ‘The Tale of Hachiko’?” Yang Feng looked and said to Sang Cai, “Hasn’t it been done already?”
Although he still didn’t want to rely on ‘Chu Liuxiang’ to open a path in the industry but with the failure of ‘Youth’, his stance on it wasn’t as rigid anymore.
Yang Feng planned to wait until he had a successful work before discussing working with Chen Huan.
It would be great if they could get ‘The Tale of Hachiko’ in advance.
“Although ‘The Tale of Hachiko’ is over, can the normal people find Teacher Chu Liuxiang? So they can only have director Zhu Mei do it.” Sang Cai’s eyes lit up, “But we Habao Technology are different, we know the contact information of Teacher Chu Liuxiang!”
Everyone in China knew that Chu Liuxiang donated via Habao Technology but his information was also kept secret by Habao Technology.
Even within Habao Technology, there were no more than 5 people who knew the details of it.
Even Sang Cai didn’t know who Chu Liuxiang was.
Otherwise he would have gone to buy the script himself instead of asking Yang Feng.
Yang Feng knew what he meant.
Yang Feng immediately refused him, “No, Teacher Chu is…isn’t that easy to talk to. You should discuss with Director Zhu and ask her if she could come with the story and let us invest in the production! The money isn’t a problem, aren’t we better than Shanhai Streaming?”
Sang Cai was disappointed.
He didn’t know whether the president and Teacher Chu were friends or not.
From the beginning of Habao Entertainment to now, why would he be so against it?
Without using personal relations, it would be ten times harder to snatch Zhu Mei’s team from Shanhai Streaming!
They and Shanhai Streaming worked so well together so why would they come to them and sour it?
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