However, it is worth noting that Zhang Ruoyun is not stated in the announcement as the core artist of Mengdu.
Red Star News reporters found on the Chinese judicial documents website that a civil ruling issued on August 6, 2018 by Zhejiang Nanbei Lake Mengdu Film Co., Ltd. and Huace film (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. to confirm the validity of the arbitration agreement showed that Mengdu had applied for arbitration on the cooperation agreement signed with Huace film.
According to the ruling, Mengdu signed a cooperation agreement with Huace and Zhang Jian (Zhang Ruoyuns father), stipulating that the actor Zhang Ruoyun would participate in four Huace TV dramas. Due to disputes during the performance period, Huace submitted to Hangzhou Arbitration Commission for arbitration. After the trial, it was found that in 2016 (the specific date is unknown), Huace as Party A, Mengdu as Party B, Zhang Ruoyun as Party Bs artist, and Zhang Jian as Party C, all parties signed the cooperation agreement.
The result of the ruling shows that the reason why the applicant Mengdu requests to confirm the invalidity of the arbitration agreement cannot be established and the court does not support it. In accordance with the provisions of Article 16 and Article 20 of the Arbitration Law of the peoples Republic of China, the application of Zhejiang Nanbei Lake Mengdu Film Co., Ltd. for confirming the invalidity of the arbitration agreement was rejected.
Red Star News reporter checked tianyancha and found that the dream capital involved in the dispute was formerly Haiyan Nanbei Lake film and television base Co., Ltd., later renamed Haiyan Nanbei Lake film and television base Co., Ltd., which was operated by Zhang Ruoyuns father, Zhang Jian, who also served as the legal representative and chairman of the company. On December 7, 2015, the legal representative and chairman of Mengdu changed from Zhang Jian to Zhang Ruoyun, but two years later, on January 18, 2017, less than a month after the signing of the cooperation agreement with Huace, Zhang Ruoyun quit and was replaced by Wang Hua.
It is worth noting that in 2016 when Mengdu and Huace signed the agreement, Zhang Ruoyun happened to be the legal representative and chairman of Mengdu.
When it comes to Zhang Jians name, many people may be a little strange. In fact, Zhang Jian is a famous director in the industry, who has successively participated in the operation of Xian dreamboat film and television, Mengdu film and other companies. He was the director and producer of snow leopard and black fox. Before that, there was a media report that Zhang Ruoyuns brokerage contract had been firmly grasped by his father. Behind his debut, Zhang Ruoyun could not do without his fathers support. In 2011, Beijing dreamboat produced a sister piece of snow leopard, black fox, directed and written by Zhang Jian, starring Zhang Ruoyun. In 2013, Beijing dreamboat produced the TV play sword, directed by Zhang Jian and starred by Zhang Ruoyun. In the same year, Zhang Ruoyun also starred in three other TV series wind shadow, Snow Leopard strong years and love song; in 2014, he participated in the TV series light shadow produced by dreamboat and written by Zhang Jian. In 2016, Zhang Ruoyun once again starred in the TV series Huo Qubing produced by Mengzhou film and television, which was also directed by Zhang Jian. However, due to various reasons, the play has not yet been broadcast. It is said that there seems to be a gap between father and son in recent years. On the day of Zhang Ruoyuns wedding, Zhang Jian did not even attend.
Zhang Ruoyuns response conflicts with Huaces announcement. It is not clear which side is true. Some legal people believe that the reply of the listed company to the inquiry letter of Shenzhen stock exchange must be reviewed by lawyers and the board of directors, and there are also contracts and seals of both parties, which is unlikely to be forged.
Deng Qing, a lawyer from Taihe Thai law firm, believes that from the information released to the public at present, it is not certain whether Zhang Jian signed the cooperation agreement without Zhang Ruoyuns knowledge; on the other hand, although Zhang Ruoyun was the legal representative and chairman of the company at the time of signing the agreement, it cannot be proved that he knew about it. Because different companies have different management, the only evidence is whether there is Zhang Ruoyuns signature on the cooperation agreement.