I Know Everything - Chapter 502
Chapter 502: Reaching an Agreement.
‘The Tale of Hachiko’ didn’t end until the end of the Spring Festival.
The end was naturally a tragedy.
However, Chen Huan didn’t let Hachiko die.
He just advanced the timeline with the daughter going back home via subway and Hachiko waiting for her as the last scene.
Although it was different from the original’s classics, it at least preserved a bit of hope.
But in the end, Chu Liuxiang still received many ‘insults’.
Because just like in ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’, he still killed the father.
It was normal.
Those who can accept a tragedy ending were still in the minority.
From this, everyone regretted and asked why did they criticize him when Chu Liuxiang wrote a happy ending for ‘Love Letter’ book.
If they praised Teacher Chu that time, maybe the next two stories he wrote wouldn’t be tragedies.
Tragedy was indeed tragedy as the sensational effect brought by ‘The Tale of Hachiko’ wasn’t small.
After Qiantang Evening News published ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’, the subscription for the newspaper reached 7 million.
When the time for renewal came, the number of subscriptions increased to ten million due to ‘The Tale of Hachiko’.
Nowadays, print media had long been a dying industry but Qiantang Evening News’ big reversal had made many envy them.
The 10 million number made advertisers very enthusiastic to place advertisements in Qiantang Evening News.
At the Spring Festival, the bonus received by the employee reached half of their yearly salary.
In the ‘Urban Emotions’ section, each employee received as much as one year of salaries as their bonus so it was around 60-80k yuan right into their pocket, which gave them more comfort.
By now, they all understood.
If the identity of Teacher Chu Liuxiang was leaked from the ‘Urban Emotion’ section, Teacher Chu Liuxiang would definitely not work with Qiantang Evening News anymore and the person who leaked it would definitely be fired.
The stable income would be gone, the big bonuses would be gone, a decent status would be gone, and their honor would be gone…
A day like that was definitely not something those editors wanted to see.
So they didn’t need people to remind them as they themselves were very vigilant and would keep it a secret no matter who it was, whether it was family or friends.
Good people would have good fortune after all.
However after the Spring Festival, when the editor-in-chief Shao Dong went to pay Teacher Chu a visit for the New Year greeting, he was able to get a promise from Teacher Chu about writing another story for Qiantang Evening News around October.
With a promise like that, everyone was more at ease.
Although Qiantang Evening News became popular due to the two artworks by Teacher Chu, they had been continuously improving for 2 years.
Whether it was the news section, financial section or sport section, they all had their unique characteristics and closed the gap with the content on the internet.
Qiantang Evening News were able to retain their old customer base with their good content as they would be more willing to spend time reading newspapers instead of using their phone to watch sketchy health information all day.
Even the youngsters wouldn’t just throw the paper away after reading the story from Teacher Chu.
With a momentum like that, Qiantang Evening News became more and more important for Zhejiang Newspaper Group.
Chen Huan was naturally happy that this newspaper that gave him his fame could achieve what they did.
Before his talent use was exhausted, he was of course willing to write them a book once a year.
On one hand, it was to repay them and deepen the alliance, on the other hand, it would help him prepare for his future movies or TV series.
As for the newly promised work, Chen Huan still had to decide which classic film.
He made three tragedy stories in a row so he decided to change to a slightly gentle one next.
Otherwise the audience would get bored if the genre was always the same.
But this was something to consider only in July and August.
At this moment, Chen Huan’s mind was still on ‘King of Masked Singer’.
Shanhai Streaming, being the first contacted by Chen Huan, were obviously faster in their planning than the big TV stations.
Zhejiang TV and Huhai TV only said they would take the proposition seriously while Shanhai Streaming already had a detailed plan for Chen Huan.
Of course, the planning of the show was just a rough one and not the detailed version.
Otherwise, they could take the idea from Chen Huan and produce on their own without him.
Even Chen Huan didn’t want to test the human morals like that and it was better to be careful so as not to bring trouble for himself.
For a system like Good Lord, it would be eager for some troubles to come so Chen Huan goes all in with the slap back.
But Chen Huan’s personality was more low-key and didn’t want to fight all the time in excitement.
Just as Aunty Cui said, Shanhai Streaming would always be the partner that gave the best conditions and the most generous one.
They would not only provide an initial budget of 100 million for the first season and would not only build a huge recording studio in their company’s headquarter but also hire a first-class production company that specialized in variety shows.
Shanhai Streaming also set a big goal in terms of participants, indicating which singers they intended to invite into the show for the first season.
Chen Huan recognized all the names and there was even an empress among them.
Moreover, Shanhai Streaming showed genuineness by marking which one they were certain to get and which person would be harder.
Then there was the alternative and how hard it was to get them etc…
It wasn’t just a list of names to fool around.
For example, they could write Su Mo and Tang Yuan but how likely was it for them to come?
It was impossible at all!
After all, those two were the Mount Taishan and North Star of the music scene. A mere variety show, especially those competing with other contestants, didn’t suit their status at all.
What got Chen Huan attention was Shanhai Streaming chose a few celebrities who weren’t in the music scene but could sing well.
It would give a feeling of mixing around by bringing them around.
This was a trick used by the ‘King of Masked Singer’ in his previous world.
Chen Huan wrote this in his more detailed planning but he hadn’t taken it out, however he didn’t expect the planner from Shanhai Streaming could think of it.
This proved they were serious when making this plan.
It only took a few days for them to come with this, which showed their effort and commitment.
After waiting for a week or so, Shanhai Streaming reached their third offer and plans while Zhejiang TV and Huhai TV only gave out their first offer and plans.
In comparison, the two TV stations came with their burden as the conditions they gave were relatively harsher with more requirements out of him.
It gave the feeling that they were a bit unwilling to open up.
Shanhai Streaming was different as they viewers came from online and were generally younger so they didn’t need to be so rigid.
So an agreement was reached between them.
Shanhai Streaming was still as direct and quick as before.
They didn’t complain even if Chen Huan only sold them the first season.
Aunty Cui came over with the contract and signed with Chen Huan.
Then the next day, Shanhai Streaming gave Chen Huan 100 million yuan for the copyright fee.
In addition, they was also 10% of the profit.
Chen Huan couldn’t help but let out a sigh, the feeling of having money was really great!
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