Note: Since this announcement was made, CJeS has updated their website with this message and are still working hard to ensure that The Day will get the screening it deserves. Also, please read CJeS’s president, Baek Changjoo’s message at the end of this post because it reveals a lot about the challenges JYJ and CJeS face everyday.
This is C-JeS Entertainment.
We announce that the theatrical release of daily documentary The Day has been inevitably cancelled. First of all, we are really sorry that the promise of screening we made has been reversed. We would like to apologize with all due respect.
Deciding to show the ‘JYJ’s daily documentary’, which couldn’t be broadcast last year due to external pressure, on the big screens for domestic fans, on the 5th December, we have started business discussion with CGV.
After that, on the 15th December, we had our first meeting and got general guide about the screening schedule, duration, opening number, ticket price, and etc. We have received primary verbal decision for this screening and have begun the planning and the production.
During a month, via back-and-forth email, instant messaging and verbal agreement, the examination on opening’s scale, premiere, schedule and contract procedures was conducted. On Jan 16th, we had 2nd meeting with the person in charge. Greeting stages’ schedule, joint promotion, PR scale, management of live greeting stages at national multiplexes, etc., were discussed. On Jan 19th, on the agreement of both sides, the examination of contract’s contents was completed and press releases were distributed. We have received sealed contract on the 20th.
But also on the 20th, CGV notified us via phone, “The final decision-maker hasn’t approved. So the contract needs to be initialized.” And we refuted, “Two companies have discussed for more than a month and even had a contract, we can’t be convinced that the contract is cancelled due to internal reasons. We suggest screening schedule adjustment as alternative plan and further discussion is needed.” Read More →