Chapter 902 - A Generous Gift
His welcome to Shen Li was sincere.
At first, he had been very sorry to hear George convey Shen Li’s tactful refusal.
In his opinion, Shen Li was indeed the most suitable candidate.
It was only out of respect that he had chosen someone else.
However, to his surprise, everyone else had chosen her and they had ultimately succeeded in keeping her.
When the results had come out, Ronai had been surprised and pleasantly surprised.
He had wanted to make this call a long time ago, but in order to show his seriousness, he had deliberately waited for a few more hours. He estimated that Shen Li should be free now, so he had finally dialed this number.
Of course, Shen Li could also hear it.
Although she was indeed afraid of trouble, since things had come to this, she had already thought it through and decided to accept the situation.
The corners of her lips curved up slightly.
Ronai said, “The information sent by G&S is not complete. When you have time later, you should find time to come over again and complete the relevant information.”
Because this was a lifetime membership, there were many aspects of information that needed to be submitted, and the process was quite complicated.
Shen Li had to personally make another trip to Bai City.
Shen Li was also very clear on this point and nodded.
Ronai smiled and said, “Actually, I’ve been planning on having an art exhibition tour soon. If it’s convenient, you should come over for a visit.”
Shen Li liked his paintings very much. Moreover, Ronai had not held an art exhibition in nearly three years. Hearing this news, Shen Li was quite pleasantly surprised.
“Ah, right, the first venue for the art exhibition tour will be held in Leland. If you are able to go there, you’ll be able to visit my gallery and have a look.”
Shen Li’s heart jumped.
The first exhibition… would actually be held in Leland?
That was true.
Ronai was originally from Leland. It was only natural that he would choose to start there.
After a moment, she said, “Okay, thank you for the invitation.”
She did not give a clear answer that she would definitely go, but Ronai did not mind.
His invitation to Shen Li was sincere, but it also depended on Shen Li’s schedule.
After all, as far as he knew, Shen Li had multiple jobs and was very busy.
Therefore, sending out this invitation was an expression of sincerity.
The two chatted for a while more before hanging up.
Looking at her phone, Shen Li was a little lost in thought as she recalled what Ronai had just said.
“Tangtang, are you going to Leland?”
Shen Zhijin, who was beside her, had vaguely heard part of the conversation.
Shen Li looked up.
“It hasn’t been decided yet. We’ll see when the time comes.”
Shen Zhijin nodded slightly.
“The scenery in Leland is not bad. It also has a very artistic atmosphere. I believe you will like it.”
Shen Li nodded but did not say anything.
Shen Zhijin handed her a glass of warm milk.
“You must be tired today. Rest early.”
Shen Li took the milk.
“Thank you, Dad.”
Shen Li returned to her bedroom with the milk.
She pulled out a chair and sat down. Then, she took out her phone and sipped the milk slowly as she read her messages.
The top message was from Zhao Xuan, who had just sent it.
[ President Shen, I’ve already called Director Meng Shan today. We’ll officially meet on Monday to discuss further cooperation regarding “Fantasy God Chronicles”. ]
Looking at this message, Shen Li raised her eyebrows.
Meng Shan was one of the most famous directors in the country.
He was very talented and had amassed a very interesting résumé over the years.
Most of the films that he directed were both popular and well-received.
The historical war blockbuster Qin Cheng, which he had made two years ago, had earned $1.83 billion at the box office. It was still the domestic box office champion.
After two years, he was finally making a comeback.
This time, he planned to film “Fantasy God Chronicles”.
It was said that he had personally written the script, and he had spent most of his time and energy on it in the past two years.
He was a master-level director, and his last movie had been a domestic box office champion. The name “Meng Shan” itself had an astonishing appeal.
Therefore, when they heard that he was planning to shoot this movie, many investment companies had already taken the initiative to approach him.
Naturally, Shengguang Media was no exception.
Shen Li took a sip of milk.
[ Got it. When the time comes, try your best to talk to Director Meng Shan and ask him what requirements he has for this film. Just say that we will try our best to meet them and express our sincerity to the best of our ability. However, don’t sign the contract. ]
When Zhao Xuan saw the first part of her message, he understood it very well. After all, Meng Shan was one of the top directors in the country, and there were many media companies that wanted to invest in this project. To compete successfully, they would have to pay more.
But this… what did she mean by not signing the contract?
[ President Shen, Director Meng Shan is actually quite interested in us. If the negotiations go well, we’ll be able to start the project very soon. If you don’t sign it now, when do you think would be a more appropriate time to sign it? ]
Shen Li typed a sentence.
[ Shengguang will not be signing this contract. ]
Zhao Xuan was stunned for a while.
For a moment, he really wanted to ask, ‘President Shen, are you just playing around?’
“President Shen, are you sure? This opportunity to collaborate with him is really rare. If you miss it, other companies will immediately seize it.”
Naturally, a director of Meng Shan’s level did not need to worry about not being able to attract any investments.
This time, he had chosen to talk to Shengguang first. Firstly, it was because he personally liked Shengguang’s previous investment in “Hibiscus”. He felt that they had good taste and would be very appreciative. Secondly, it was because he knew that Shengguang had already made contact with the Lu Corporation and that a series of collaborative projects were about to be launched.
Of course, Zhao Xuan was also very good at negotiating.
Both sides could be said to have hit it off. As long as they continued to push forward, everything would be smooth sailing.
However, at this moment, Shen Li had instructed… not to sign the contract?
Then why had she kept urging him to look for Meng Shan? Why had she even urged him to try his best to express his sincerity to Meng Shan in the upcoming negotiations?
She clearly never intended on investing in this movie from the very beginning!
Since that was the case, why had she–
[ I know. ]
Shen Li’s reply was short, which made it obvious that she had already made up her mind.
Zhao Xuan pondered this for a long time, but in the end, he did not ask any more questions.
[ Okay, President Shen, I understand. ]
After all, when she had insisted on investing in “Hibiscus”, he had not been able to figure it out either.
However, the final result had proven her right.
Since she was so certain this time, she definitely had her own considerations.
That was not something that he needed to think about.
Shen Li put down her phone and held the cup with both hands and inhaled the rich aroma of milk.
Meng Shan’s “Fantasy God Chronicles” would be the most tragic failure of his career as a director. After it’s released, all sorts of criticisms were hurled at it. After one week in the movie theatres, the movie had ended up with a dismal box office earnings of 30 million yuan.
With a movie with an investment of 300 million yuan, this box office result was enough to make the investors lose their bottomline profit.
Of course, she would not accept this hot potato.
Zhao Xuan was right. If Shengguang did not sign the contract, there would be other people rushing to snatch the opportunity immediately.
For example, President Yu of the Yu Corporation, Yu Yu, who was in urgent need of a stable position.
Would she like this generous gift?