Chapter 924: Which would you like to hear first?
Translator: Henyee, eunimon_ Editor: Caron_
Ye Wanwan was so busy that she only managed to get to bed at midnight. She was woken up the next morning by a call from Ye Mu Fan.
“Hello? Ge…” Ye Wanwan answered the call in a daze.
Ye Mu Fan hurriedly said, “I’ve got good news and bad news – which would you like to hear first?”
Ye Wanwan: “Whichever~”
Ye Mu Fan: “The good news is that I talked to Xu Lin according to what you taught me – we won’t change his plot and will retain the entire original script from beginning till end. Also, we’ll let him come to our company and meet with Gong Xu and Luo Chen personally.”
“Gong Xu and Luo Chen put in a lot of effort in their preparations lately and performed well; Xu Lin has agreed to let us shoot his work!”
“That’s good.” Ye Wanwan heaved a sigh of relief.
Because she knew this script was Xu Lin’s blood, sweat, and tears and he had very high expectations for it, she held a script meeting with Luo Chen and Gong Xu beforehand to study the script. After they understood the script inside-out, they had a discussion with Xu Lin, which was why Xu Lin agreed to work with them.
Xu Lin hadn’t performed well in this industry largely due to his character – he was overly idealistic and a perfectionist. To him, art was everything.
While he worked at Emperor Sky, not only was he unable to take full ownership of his scripts, but they always made edits and nothing remained the same.
Retaining ownership of his scripts wasn’t the biggest deal to him – the latter was the last straw which made him leave Emperor Sky. He took his final work and wanted to shoot a film that was truly his.
Unfortunately, in Ye Wanwan’s previous life, before he could accomplish his dream, Emperor Sky completely destroyed it. Not only was his career destroyed, but even the company that worked with him also suffered great financial losses.
In the end, Emperor Sky simply got rid of the portion about sacrificing for the country that was unpopular with the public from Xu Lin’s work, “A Life and Death Struggle,” and changed it into a romance series, “The Age of Love.”
Although the show was a great hit in the end, not only was Xu Lin’s own work seized, but the soul of his work had even been taken away. Xu Lin was in so much pain that he didn’t want to live anymore.
“What’s the bad news then?” Ye Wanwan asked.
Ye Mu Fan’s tone was heavy. “The bad news is that not long after we signed a contract with Xu Lin, that bastard from Emperor Sky suddenly went to see Xu Lin and said Xu Lin had stolen the work of his teacher, Tan Zhen Xin! He wants to pursue the matter further and make him legally liable!”
“I know Emperor Sky’s dirty tricks too well – that guy, Tan Zhen Xin, wasn’t able to come up with anything long ago. His only value was that he managed to obtain a title as the gold medal scriptwriter during his early years. Xu Lin might be known as his apprentice, but in reality, he was his ghostwriter!”
“Tan Zhen Xin hasn’t squeezed enough benefits out of Xu Lin, so he wouldn’t let him go just like that. Xu Lin wanted to leave to make it on his own, but obviously, Tan Zhen Xin wouldn’t let him off and Emperor Sky also really wanted to keep the title of a gold medal screenwriter. Even though they knew whose script it really was, they pretended not to know and made false accusations that Xu Lin had stolen Tan Zhen Xin’s work…”
“Alright, I got it.” Ye Wanwan still sounded calm. Great, everything is going as planned.
“Huh? You’re still so calm? Do you know that since we signed the contract with Xu Lin, our company has also been dragged into it? Furthermore, Ye Shao An and Ye Yiyi knew I started this company with a friend; there’s a great chance they wouldn’t let go of this opportunity to mess with me. Emperor Sky would definitely sue our company too!” Ye Mu Fan panicked.