I Know Everything - Chapter 514
Chapter 514: Night Talk.
Sang Cai was about to go home from work after seeing it was 9pm but Zhang Shouzheng knocked on the door and walked in.
Sang Cai smiled bitterly at that.
His salary at Habao was very high and as an old employee, he even had a little equity.
But everyone also had to put in a lot.
For example, a branch manager level executive would go home at 8pm at the earliest.
It would already be nice to have an off day per week but they would have to go work overtime if there was any urgency.
Except for Yang Feng who had it a bit easier but it was more stressful for the workers whether they were in high positions or not.
Of course, there were exceptions.
Such as companies that had been acquired by Habao.
Yang Feng would generally let them run like before with a bit of reform and then introducing a competition mechanism.
So people from those companies could generally work and commute just like before.
For example, the six subsidiaries of Habao Entertainment were just like that.
But sadly as the CEO of Habao Entertainment, Sang Cai had to leave work later in accordance with being the boss.
He was about to leave but Zhang Shouzheng just came in so how could this be done in half an hour?
But as soon as Sang Cai thought about the hundreds of millions of yuan in stocks and his tens of millions in salary and bonus, Sang Cai greeted him with a smile.
“President Sang, did you have dinner yet?” Zhang Shouzheng asked.
“I did.” Sang Cai replied with a smile, “It’s 9 pm now, wouldn’t I have starved to death if I didn’t eat?”
“Then how about we go for supper and some beers?” Zhang Shouzheng suggested.
“Old Zhang, just say what you want to say, do you still need to do this?” Sang Cai gave a dry laugh.
“It’s good news, let’s talk while eating!” Zhang Shouzheng said, “I know a BBQ restaurant nearby and they do some northern style cooking, very authentic, let’s go!”
Sang Cai’s interest was prickled when he saw his eager look, “Let’s go then.”
The two drove to a small road two kilometers away and they saw a BBQ stand with tables around filled with people twenty or so meters away.
However, the people eating there looked like ordinary office workers.
But for BBQ stands on the road, the most important thing was the taste and not the décor.
Zhang Shouzheng ordered some dishes and a box of beers, which made Sang Cai shake his head, “You’re making me find a driver today.”
“Don’t worry, you will be so happy later that you won’t even call a driver but walk home by yourself!” Zhang Shouzheng joked.
Sang Cai became even more curious when he heard that.
The barbecue and beer came quickly.
Sang Cai felt hungry by just smelling the aroma from the skewers so just started eating.
He stretched out comfortably by the time he drank two beers, “Old Zhang, hurry up and say your piece! If it’s really good stuff, our Habao Entertainment will give it their all!”
They received a big defeat with the rating of ‘Youth’. It wasn’t only Yang Feng who lost face as their entire company lost face.
Sang Cai was a bit depressed.
“Humph! That drama, it would be weird if it didn’t flop.” Zhang Shouzheng was blunt, “I watched a few episodes and it’s a bunch of nonsense! Does everyone think they can be Chu Liuxiang, Lan Xin, Zhu Mei or Hao He?”
“Better avoid saying this stuff in the future or some people won’t like it.” Sang Cai advised him.
Sang Cai was like a steward in Habao entertainment and wasn’t in charge of anything specific.
However, he had the right to approve the budget so he still had real power.
Zhang Shouzheng didn’t continue to irritate him and said with a mysterious smile, “I went to visit Teacher Lu the other day.”
“Lu Xiaofeng?” Sang Cai was surprised, “Why did you visit him for?”
“I heard he was filming something about prison I think? So I went to visit him.” Zhang Shouzheng exclaimed.
“In the end, Cui Zhong of Shanhai Streaming was ahead of you?” Sang Cai said knowingly.
Shanhai Streaming had been making big announcements recently about how they would broadcast a series made by Chu Liuxiang.
Even though production of the series didn’t even start yet.
“No, I was ahead of him but was out of luck.” Zhang Shouzheng retold him what Chen Huan said.
“This is really unlucky!” Sang Cai slapped the table but then his eyes lit up, “But according to what Chen Huan said, Teacher Chu is a bit dissatisfied with Shanhai Streaming so we may have a chance in the future!”
Although Yang Feng didn’t want them to seek Chu Liuxiang, Sang Cai was one of the old employees so he knew his boss well.
When his boss hit a wall or succeeded later, he would seek Chu Liuxiang.
It had always been Yang Feng’s tendency to work with the best experts!
“We don’t need to wait for later, I got one now.” Zhang Shouzheng opened his bag and took out a document.
“What is this?”
Sang Cai was surprised and delighted by it as he quickly took it so he could see.
He read the title.
The puzzled him forgot about eating as he used the dim light to read the papers.
“It’s a variety show… hm…hm…IQ test?… wouldn’t it be too difficult… hmm… interesting… not bad…”
He frowned sometime and praised it another time, half an hour passed just like that.
Sang Cai let out a big sigh when he finished the presentation documents of ‘The Brain’.
It was only then he closed his eyes to think about the entire structure of the show.
Zhang Shouzheng didn’t bother him.
Actually, when Zhang Shouzheng came back and read it in his car, he reacted the same way.
Sang Cai would be interested in it just like him if he wasn’t stupid.
Sure enough, Sang Cai nodded when he opened his eyes and said, “This is a good variety show, very good!”
“Don’t you think this show is too niche and that it will affect the viewership?” Zhang Shouzheng asked.
“This variety show is definitely not ‘Meteor Girls’ Restaurant’ that will attract the general viewers but it will be very appealing to some group of people.” Sang Cai was indeed worthy of being Yang Feng’s core members and being the boss of the PR department as he could see the greatness from it in a glance, “This niche of having genius show themselves would make people have the urge to watch it! This variety show will have the appeal for continuous seasons too!”
“If that’s the case, I’ll have to request you then!” Zhang Shouzheng slammed the table, “President Sang, please approve the budget for it!”
“Uh…” Sang Cai gave him a look, “Why do I feel you’re being dishonest? Shouldn’t this be something you let me see and make the decision after you made the preparation?”
“Isn’t this because I’m afraid that President Yang won’t like it? That’s why I’m asking you to endorse it.” Zhang Shouzheng said it bluntly without shame, “We can start preparing for this show with your consent…Teacher Lu didn’t give us a price yet and is waiting for our preparation to see and if he’s not satisfied, he won’t let us do it.”
“Teacher Lu is surely patient!” Sang Cai exclaimed, “The budget won’t be a problem and we will even be generous with it! Shanhai Streaming is so generous so us Habao Entertainment definitely won’t be stingy!”
Zhang Shouzheng was overjoyed.
With Sang Cai’s words, he could really give this a go and give his Pomelo a chance to rise up!
Sang Cai thought more about it compared to Zhang Shouzheng who only cared about ‘The Brain’.
Chen Huan gave such a good variety show to them instead of a TV station so the implication was quite obvious.
But it didn’t matter.
Chen Huan and Chu Liuxiang having conflict with Shanhai Streaming would be to everyone’s else benefit.
It couldn’t be a good thing for Shanhai Streaming to hoard it all, right?
The cooperation with ‘The Brain’ would be a good start and it would be only a matter of time before they got a TV series or movie by Teacher Chu, right?
As for whether president Yang would be irritated and not cooperate with Teacher Lu Xiaofeng, that wouldn’t be a problem.
Yang Feng had a good point, as long as it was good for the company, he would generally not object to it.
As for the variety show for Pomelo, it wasn’t in Yang Feng’s thought as he generally only interfered in TV series and films.
Now that Zhang Shouzheng seized an opportunity by himself, there was no reason for Yang Feng to not let him do it.
Sang Cai had made a detailed research in the entertainment industry and believed that in the future, online variety shows as well as online TV series would become the trend and keep pace with TV stations!
If they didn’t start laying the foundation now, were they going to wait until the other had already developed before doing so?
Even stupid bird had to learn how to fly first!
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