I'm in Hollywood - Chapter 83[Updated at: 2021-01-11 10:13:45]
"I am not a man talented at giving speeches, neither am I good at saying those inspiring words, but I can promise you all one thing, within three years, as long as there are no problems in your work, will not have any layoffs."
After left, Eric gathered all the employees and assured theme. This was their greatest concern. Over the past few years, Pixar had to fire a number of employees, because of funding constraints.
Sure enough, after Eric made the promise, many people heaved a sigh of relief. they all know Eric\'s identity, in front of them is a young man who control a lot of money, since he made such a promise, he will not go back on his words.
"Well, everyone continues doing your work, and all the management staff come with me to the meeting room."
After a brief commotion, led the other executives and walked to the Conference room.
"Well you all know me, and I also have a certain understanding of who you are from the information\'s I read before, so we can temporarily skip the introductions."
Eric kept going: " was in a bad situation, but it won\'t be like that again. I\'m sure that you are all curious about why I bought Pixar, I have told John before the reason why. I told him I\'m interested in making 3D animation movies, let\'s be honest here I don\'t know a lot about how 3D Animation work, but I know how to make a good movie, when I watched the short film 《》, I come up with a very good long story for a 3D movie ... ..."
"Sheriff Woody, a good-hearted cowboy doll who belongs to a young boy named Andy, sees his position as Andy\'s favorite toy jeopardized when his parents buy him a Buzz Lightyear action figure. Even worse, the arrogant Buzz thinks he\'s a real spaceman on a mission to return to his home planet. When Andy\'s family moves to a new house, Woody and Buzz must escape the clutches of maladjusted neighbor and reunite with their boy ... ..."
Taking a few minutes, Eric roughly told them the story of 《》.
"When I met John last time, I told him i will invest $30 million in this project, of course, the budget can be expanded if needed, I just want you to do your best when making it. For me, it\'s okay to fail once, but I think Pixar can\'t afford to fail this time."
executives faces showed a relieved expression, with Pixar previous earning records, if they wanted to keep going on the road of 3D animation, they will need some financial assistance from the outside. Eric was very pleased with there reaction, although he knew that 3D animation would be the mainstream of animated movies in the near future, if he told them now, these people will not believe. So, he Might as well change his tone and give them some pressure.
"I know that 3D movies have a long production cycle. I\'m going to give you three years to make this movie. In three years, Pixar will not make any changes, and you don\'t need to keep making ads to keep Pixar running. You can focus all your efforts on 《》. Well, my talk is over. Now let\'s talk about what you think."
The pressure left by in the minds of Pixar high-level executives, still give theme some lingering fears, after carefully asking a few questions, they determined that Eric and Steve Jobs are two completely different people, and finally let go of their fears, began to speak freely.
Because they were invested too much in the discussion, everyone there missed lunch time until sunset, when the light in the meeting room started to dim down, they finally reacted, the day was already dark.
In order to ensure that 《》 won\'t have too many deviations from his past life, Eric stayed in Richmond for three days, during which he personally wrote a complete script for 《》, he even hand-painted, Sheriff Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the other toys, and give them to Pixar staff.
Because Eric disappeared for nearly a week, Fox President personally called to remind him of 《》 celebration party, so he had to leave Richmond.
At first Eric did think about moving Pixar to Los Angeles, but when he privately spoke to John, he found that this matter is difficult to implement.
Most of Pixar technical staff have permanent residence in the San Francisco Bay area, they have been accustomed to everything here, although the environment in Los Angeles is not suitable for such an animated studio, but Richmond is very close to Silicon Valley where high-tech enterprises have gathered, it is much more suitable for Pixar\'s development.
When Eric heard John\'s explanation, he gave up his original plan. In any case, San Francisco is only five hundred or six hundred kilometers away from Los Angeles, He can arrive in an hour by plane. It was easy to go back and forth, so Eric stopped thinking about it.
After staying for a week, he finally returned home and had a comfortable bath. It was still several hours before the evening party, and Eric was too lazy to start making any preparations. He wore some loose-fitting casual clothes, and lazily leaned against the living room sofa, and took the remote control to turn on the TV.
Just as he started to feel sleepy, he heard the sound of the doorbell.
When he opened the door, he found a sneaky girl wearing a wig and sunglasses, and very ordinary clothes, anxiously waiting at the door, looking around from time to time.
"Why are you so slow to open the door? It will be bad if I was found by the paparazzi."
Eric looked at \'s Clothing, and moved sideways to let her get in: "Why are you dressed like this? ... ... you look like your assistant Alison?"
"I made Alison dress up like me, to get rid of the paparazzi." Julia spoke with a little pride in her voice.
"What would you like to drink?" Eric asked her, as he went to the refrigerator.
"Coffee, without sugar, and not too hot."
"oh! I see" said Eric, and decided to give Julia a glass of juice.
She gave him a blank look, but still picked up the glass of juice. "You\'re always so awful."
Eric sat on the couch again, looked at Julia with great interest and said: "You changed a lot ah, look at this posture, listen to the tone, just like a top Hollywood actress. If I was a fan, I wouldn\'t be able to stop myself from asking you for a signature."
"No problem. Where should I sign?" Julia magically took a pen from her bosom.
Eric looked at the ceiling for a while, as if thinking about something. Then suddenly pulled the waistband of his slacks and looked inside, shaking his head he said: "No, if you don\'t get it hard, you won\'t be able to sign it."
Spiting a mouthful of juice at Eric, her face turned pink, panicking she lifted the cup of juice to hide her embarrassment.
After a while, Julia put down the cup and said: "I heard you bought an animation studio?"
"Well, it\'s tiring to shoot live movies. I\'m going to change direction and guide animated movies."
She crossly glared at Eric: "Are you serious?"
"Yes I\'m serious." sitting up straight, he asked: "Well, what can I do for you?"