We want to see JYJ [2012.02.13 No.897]
[Culture] CGV abruptly canceled the screening of JYJ’s daily documentary <The Day> …
Still have to read SM’s countenance despite risk of legal dispute?
This time too, JYJ couldn’t come back. On 29 Jan, JYJ’s management company C-JeS Entertainment announced, “CGV has noticed the cancellation of the screening of JYJ’s daily documentary <The Day>.” It happened only 10 days after the contract between C-JeS and CJ has been sealed. C-JeS stated, “CGV suddenly notified us about the cancellation via phone call. Even though we have suggested them several times to modify the contract and said that we would agree to other conditions, we eventually received a cancellation notice.” C-JeS has filed a complaint to the FTC and the Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission. What is the reason that made CGV of CJ terminate the contract despite risk of legal dispute?
‘External pressure’ toward a certain idol movie
CJ and CGV’s official answer is that “there was a problem in the contract process, which was belatedly found out. Both sides have tried to find an agreement but failed.” Kim Taehee-ssi of CGV’s PR team said, “Before deciding the screening, CGV hasn’t seen that documentary even once. CGV’s related team didn’t also properly follow the reporting procedures.” CG also informed C-Jes about the ‘problem of contract process’, such as, “exchange of emails relating to the screening between both sides without seeing the documentary, press release without prior confirmation about the final screening scale, contract sealing without going through internal reporting procedures,” etc. Nevertheless, C-JeS stated, “On 21 Jan, CGV backed out of the contract, saying that ‘the contract wasn’t delivered through the proper channel’. We already said that they could see the documentary at anytime and suggested to postpone the opening day so that they could have internal preview, but they kept insisting on the cancellation.” If what C-JeS said is true, we should focus more on ‘CGV’s internal problems’. Continue reading