MAIR – Chapter 182 – Both were shortlisted

As the National Day was passing, the box office of “Sheng” was also on the rise, leaving all his opponents behind.

In contrast, the “Twilight Killing Machine” which was widely publicized before, has gradually quieted down, except for being occasionally ridiculed, there was no enthusiasm at all.

Fu Cheng sat in his house and didn’t go out these days. He was obsessed with the news of“Twilight Killing Machine” on the Internet. The more he read, the angrier he became. However, he couldn’t stop. He hasn’t had this kind of mentality for many years. As a new movie emperor, who has always been favored by others, he has never been scolded so badly.

Since the release of “Twilight Killing Machine” Fu Cheng has never had a good night’s sleep.

His eyes were full of red blood, and his lips were covered with dark stubble. The whole person looked very haggard, without any hint of his former brilliance in front of the public.

Fu Cheng pinched the mouse tightly and pulled down the comment as if he were abusing himself.

[For Fu Cheng’s “Twilight Killing Machine”, we can only say that no matter how big our expectations were, only our disappointment is bigger….]

[Was Fu Cheng tricked? I can’t believe he would take such a movie??

[I heard that Fu Cheng also participated in the investment. Tut-tut, after so many years of acting, his vision is rubbish.]

[Not mentioning vision, Fu Cheng’s acting skills were also rubbish. Sleepwalking all the way, he was like a different person.]

[In this case of Fu Cheng, which director would dare to invite him in the future??

Fu Cheng clenched his teeth, moving his mouse to one side. Then he stood up and walked anxiously around the room.

Suddenly, his cell phone rang. Fu Cheng looked intently and found that it was his own agent, so he quickly connected it.

His agent’s tone was a little hesitant. Fu Cheng had a bad premonition in his heart, and asked, “What’s the matter? Just say it.”

The agent sighed: “The drama we were talking about with director Xun fell apart…”

Fu Cheng took a breath, then pretended not to care, and then replied, “If it is gone, it’s gone. I wasn’t very optimistic about this drama anyway.”

The agent hesitated for a moment, then said: “Except for Director Xun, the several endorsements we talked about are also not so enthusiastic, I’m afraid…”

Fu Cheng gnashing his teeth and said: “You can tell me all other bad news.”

The agent could only continue: “Before, the industry was not very optimistic about ‘Twilight Killing Machine’ , so in order to increase the arrangement of the movie, the two young people from our side found the managers of those big cinemas and stuffed the money to get such advantageous layout, but who could have thought that it would directly be heard by the newly appointed president of the Film Association…”

“Now the film bureau is strictly investigating the layout of movie arrangement. Let alone the lack of some movie arrangement, even Sheng Jiang himself couldn’t stop it. Ah, I just received the news, I’m afraid that Sheng Zhen has been removed from the board of directors….. “

Fu Cheng’s legs softened as he fell on the sofa directly. His face had a crying and laughing expression at the same time.

His backer was Sheng Zhen, but now Sheng Zhen has fallen down. He offended Guo Wenyuan before, and just encountered the Waterloo of his career, and invested more than half of his fortune in “Twilight Killing Machine”, in the future….

Fu Cheng suddenly thought of what Taoist had said before.

It’s always necessary to pay back what was received. If some gratitude is not repaid, it may cause some effect for the rest of your life.

His face suddenly became ugly. Even if he kept telling himself in his heart that it was all a lie, there was already a look of regret on his face.

The board of directors of Guanrui Group.

Chairman Sheng calmly looked at distracted Sheng Zhen: “Bastard! I told you before that you should be careful in this period of time. You dare commit crimes against the wind. How dare you?!!” 

Sheng Zhen hurriedly raised his head and said in a panic: “Dad…. no, I… I didn’t, I… I was framed!”

His eyes looked at Sheng Qi, who was sitting on the sidelines, as if he had nothing to do with himself. The hatred immediately went to his head and he said in a sharp voice, “It’s him! Sheng Qi set me up!”

Sheng Qi raised his eyebrows and ignored him.

Chairman Sheng was even angrier, and a crutch hit him on the back: “Forget it, even if you do something wrong! You still want to slander your brother!!”

Sheng Zhen was in pain, but when he saw the excited appearance of chairman Sheng, he did not dare to stimulate him anymore. He could only explain in vain: “I…… I just wanted to share your worries dad! I know you’ve been worried about the Tancheng Movie City project and I wanted to use “Twilight Killing Machine” to help this project. I didn’t expect that… “

Sheng Jiang was not as moved as he imagined, but coldly said, “Don’t work on diamonds without knowing how to work on porcelain. Failure is failure. No matter what reason you find, it’s useless.”

Sheng Zhen looked at Shen Jiang in disbelief. He could hardly believe that these were the words of his father, who had always doted on him.

However, Sheng Qi was not surprised at all. He knew more about his father than his younger brother.

After Shen Jiang finished, he seemed to be a little tired. Sitting on the chair, he said faintly: “In the future, you don’t need to come to the company. Go abroad to study for a few years, and then live with the company shares with ease.”

Sheng Zhen was struck by lightning, he still wanted to argue with a few more words. However, the directors present had already begun to praise Shen Jiang for his clear distinction between public and private affairs and even dismissing his own relatives.

Sheng Zhen stared at everything in front of him, but he didn’t move until his father’s secretary persuaded him to leave the conference room.

He couldn’t imagine that he would be struck out before he could have a formal confrontation with Sheng Qi.

In the conference room at this time, Sheng Qi finally got up from the chair and walked slowly to Shen Jiang’s side: “Dad, let’s continue the meeting.”

Shen Jiang looked at his eldest son with mixed emotions in his eyes.

Sheng Qi however, seemed to be unaware of it and kept the posture of bowing respectfully.

In fact, he never paid attention to Sheng Zhen. In his opinion, Sheng Zhen was just a puppet manipulated by the old and frail lion king, seemingly fierce, but in fact, he was just a hyena with very little ability.

From the beginning to the end, it was just a war of power between the old lion king, who was in power, and the new lion king, who was young and ambitious.

Shen Jiang looked at his eldest son for a long time before he sighed softly: “Qi, you are steady. The future of the company will depend on you.”

Sheng Qi didn’t seem to hear the reluctance in his words and said with a smile: “Don’t worry, Dad.”

When Shen Huai received Guo Wenyuan’s call, he was also stunned. He didn’t expect that the opportunity to cooperate with Sheng Qi would come so fast.

They made an appointment in Sheng Qi’s office.

Shen Huai’s attitude was indifferent. He was very clear that for Guanrui, at this moment, the most important thing was to eliminate the negative impact caused by “Twilight Killing Machine”, and at the same time, it was also necessary to solve the financial burden of Tancheng Film and Television City.

In terms of urgency, Sheng Qi was more urgent than him. He just needed to see what medicine was sold in Sheng Qi’s jar.

But he did not expect that after a few pleasantries, Sheng Qi would go straight into it: “I said before that I hope to cooperate with Mr. Shen, which was not just an excuse. I hope to develop Tancheng Film and Television City city together with Mr. Shen.”

Sheng Qi said, and directly put a planning proposal in front of Shen Huai.

Shen Huai looked over it, the more he read, the more surprised he became. Because this planning project almost handed over most of the initiative in development to Yihang, while Guangrui retreated to the second line and became a profit-eater.

Shen Huai almost wondered if Mr. Guo had been tricked by Sheng Qi.

Sheng Qi seemed to see Shen Huai doubts and said with a smile, “Mr. Shen, don’t doubt it. I’m not teasing you. I’m very sincere about this plan.”

Shen Huai closed the plan and compared: “Mr. Sheng, please speak. I’m all ears.”

Sheng Qi said with a smile: “I know that Mr. Shen has always wanted to do the whole film industry chain and promote the industrialization of Chinese movies, which coincides with my idea. Although I’m a businessman, I’m also a businessman who grew up watching domestic movies.” 

“I have seen what Mr. Shen has done all the way. I saw it with my own eyes, whether it’s your contribution to Chinese movies or your amazing vision, I admire it very much. It’s just like when you were in the investment world. I’m sure you won’t let me down on this project.”

Shen Huai: “…”

If he talks about ghosts at this time, Shen Qi may explode.

Under this kind of misunderstanding, the two happily reached a preliminary cooperation intention.

Just after the two sides announced the cooperation plan to the outside world, news came from the Film association.

Just now, Jin Ying announced movies shortlisted for the award. 

Both “Red Actress” and “Sheng” were shortlisted for the best movie.


Edited by: LuLu

Proofread by: Rubhyl


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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Aeli

    Many thanks for the update XD

  2. sullydyon

    Oooh artists from the same agent

  3. Phoenix

    Sheng Qi seem to be more intelligent. Hope he’s sincere

    1. nanairohana

      Sheng Qi didn’t seem to hear the reluctance in his words and said with a smile: “Don’t worry, Dad.”

      I think in this family, it is more of a biased husband and father. It seems Sheng Jiang loved his second wife and son more. So he repeatedly turned blind to the talent of the first son and trying to raise the second son. Which is why Sheng Zhen is that arrogant. He knows he is loved more. Kinda sad for Sheng Qi and his mother though. Even when he proved himself, his dad still reluctantly acknowledge it. And I think Sheng Qi is sincere with his proposal to Huai.

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