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After contacting and arranging a meeting with the three individuals, Gary reached out to Simone first. Simone and Gwen had just secured a new office location and signed the contract. To demonstrate their respect for the three artists, they hurried over immediately after finalizing the contract.
Inside a private room at a cafe, Gary presented all the advantages and disadvantages, explaining everything to the three artists. He also mentioned that he had personally led his team away and turned to Simone’s studio to show his confidence in Simone through his actions.
Initially, when the three of them heard that Gary was attempting to recruit them, they didn’t think that it was a reliable idea. Given their current circumstances, no reputable entertainment company would be interested in them, and they couldn’t help but wonder if they were being recruited to exploit their remaining value. However, when they heard Gary mention that he had resigned together with his team, they realized that they might have misunderstood the situatio
One of the handsome men with an aloof temperament spoke up, “Gary, you’ve said so much, but you haven’t informed us which company we would be joining.”
Just as Gary was about to answer, his phone rang, and he answered the call, mentioning the room number. Then, he said to the three of them. “It’s not an entertainment company but a newly established studio. The owners are here, and you’ll see when you meet them.”
His words further piqued the curiosity of the three artists. Did the owners personally come to meet them? After a moment, there was a knock on the door of the private room, and Gary stood up to open the door, greeting with a smile. “Miss Gray and Miss Foster, please come in!”
Simone and Gwen greeted him with a smile. “Hello, Gary!” They entered the private room, stunning the three artists sitting there, surprised to see Simone entering.
Although they weren’t familiar with Simone, she had recently gained popularity by winning several battles in a row, which made them pay more attention to her. In addition to her excellent performance on variety shows, everyone was interested in her relationship with the Gray Family brothers, Leon, and the adopted daughter.
To some certain extent, they all admired her and knew what kind of person Titus was. Any artist he targeted would be suppressed, except Simone, who not only held her ground but also fought back. Secretly, they observed the situation and found it satisfying but didn’t expect that Simone, who had been offered such a good contract by Star Entertainment, would give it up.
Simone and Gwen sat down, and Gary introduced them to each other. Gesturing at the aloof–looking man, he said, “This is Ethan Clark.” Then, he introduced the handsome guy next to him, “This is Harry Ford. Finally, he introduced a beautiful woman who appeared slightly fatigued but still stunning. “This is Fiona Hilton.” Next, he introduced to the three of them, “This is Simone, the owner of the studio, and her partner, Miss Gwen Foster.” He added, “She is also the heiress of the Foster Family.”
The three of them were surprised and greeted Simone and Gwen, “Hello, Miss Gray and Miss Foster.”
Simone and Gwen smiled warmly at them and said, “Hello!”
Simone continued, “Gary has already briefed you, so I won’t waste any more time. She took out three prepared contracts from her bag and handed them to each person according to their names. These are
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the terms we offer you at our studio. There is also an additional document in the contract, which outlines the studio’s training plan and direction for the three of you. Take a closer look.
They boasted about how powerful and successful the studio was, but it was all empty talk. When it came to changing companies, what the three of them valued the most was naturally the compensation and prospects.
Nevertheless, the three of them didn’t expect Simone to be so straightforward and decisive and couldn’t help but admit that they liked this style…
Anyone could make promises, but when they first joined Gray Entertainment, it was the agent who made promises. However, the level of compensation in the contract was not high.
Even Fiona’s contract was in the second last tier, and she had to work hard to move up. Therefore, they were all curious and opened the contracts to take a look. After reading the contracts, they were all surprised because the terms offered by Simone far exceeded their expectations.
The profit–sharing ratio was comparable to that of the top artists at Gray Entertainment, and they had much more freedom compared to staying at Gray Entertainment,
They were tempted, but even with a high profit–sharing ratio, it would be meaningless without any work. So, they all picked up the contract again and examined the plan attached at the end. One by one, they displayed expressions of surprise.
It must be said that the compensation in the contract they had just read didn’t move them as much as this piece of paper did, and they felt a sudden sense of recognition and respect in their hearts, especially Fiona, who had the urge to burst into tears. Simone had created a detailed work plan based on each person’s characteristics, strengths, and preferences.
Fiona was the first to put down the contract and the plan and looked at Simone. “I really appreciate then plan you’ve made for me. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do since I joined the industry”
She joined the film academy and the industry because she genuinely loved acting, and Simone’s plan for her was to focus on acting rather than using her infamous reputation to create hype and follow the path of controversy.
In the past, there were companies that tried to exploit her remaining popularity and drain her value. Angry and helpless, she didn’t agree.
Simone nodded and said, “I’ve seen the dramas you’ve acted in and know that you truly love acting,
your acting skills are excellent, so pursuing the path of a talented actress suits you best.”
Smiling, Fiona said, “Thank you for your recognition.”
Ever since she was targeted and brought down from her high position, she hadn’t received such kindness in the industry for a long time.
Then, the conversation took a turn. “But you should also be aware of my current situation. I’ve been set up by that despicable couple and have become the target of public criticism. No director dares to cast me as the leading or supporting actress in positive roles anymore. The only roles I get offered now are antagonists, and they are the kind of malicious characters that viewers despise.”
Her agent intervened and encouraged her to take on those roles. Apart from contractual restrictions,
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she accepted them because she loved acting. She wanted to experience and interpret different characters, even if they were villainous, but because she took on several of these villainous roles, the audience disliked her even more, and her reputation worsened.
“If you sign a contract with me, you might also face criticism.”
Simone was not only the owner of the studio but also an artist herself, so she was at risk of criticism, too. That despicable couple had been closely monitoring Fiona, preventing her from getting a chance to turn things around.
“The Gray Family brothers may also exploit me to damage your reputation.” Although she wanted to continue acting, she didn’t want to harm others, either.
Upon hearing these words, Simone had even more confidence in Fiona. When she recruited talent, she valued not only their potential but also their character. She put on a casual smile. “I have already taken all these things you mentioned into consideration. I’m not worried at all, so what are you afraid of?” she said confidently. “If we want to bring you back to the top, our studio will eliminate all the blemishes on your reputation. Furthermore, we’ll ensure that the despicable couple faces the consequences for how they treated you.”
She had already devised a plan to help Fiona restore her reputation. At the same time, she could also humiliate Se*mbag No. 2.
Simone’s words surprised not only Fiona but also the other two present. They were curious about the methods she would employ to help Fiona clear her name. Even with the top talent agent from Gray Entertainment, they doubted they could do the job. After all, it had been over a year, not only was the best opportunity for reputation recovery already over, but Fiona was also trapped by that couple who fabricated evidence at the time.
It was truly challenging to erase the stain and rise again!