SCREENPLAY RELEASE AGREEMENT
I am concurrently submitting to you with this release for a screenplay currently
titled:______________________________ (Hereinafter the "Material"). I agree and understand that:
1) Because of your position in the entertainment industry: a) you receive many ideas, formats,
stories, suggestions, and other materials which you do not solicit or otherwise request; b) you
generally do not consider, or review unsolicited material unless the person submitting the
has signed this Agreement; c) you would not accept, consider or review the Material if I did not
sign this Agreement; and d) no confidential relationship is established by sending the Material to
2) I may submit the Material or similar material to persons other than you. I have kept at least
one copy (or a duplicate) of all the Material submitted to you.
3) You need not return the Material to me. If you choose, you may make and keep a copy (or
duplicate) of the Material, but are not obligated to do so. In the course of professional
evaluation and consideration you may present the Material to third parties.
4) You will review the Material within a reasonable period of time after you receive a copy of
Agreement, which I have signed. If you decide that you wish to use the Material or any elements
aspects of the Material for any purpose, then you and I may negotiate in good faith to reach a
written Agreement covering your use of the Material and any compensation or payment.
I am not waiving, and this Agreement will not limit, my copyright of the Material. I understand
that you may use in any fashion: a) any matter which is made available to you by other sources,
which contains elements or aspects which are similar to protectable literary property contained in
the Material; and/or b) any elements of aspects contained in the Material which is not original
with me, new, unique, concrete, and novel and/or which is in the public domain. I will not sue you
or bring any action or proceeding against you if you use such matter, and you are entitled to an
injunction or other equitable remedy if such a suit, action, or proceeding is brought.
You have no obligations to me (including any obligation to compensate or make payments to me,
unless you expressly agree to so), except for those expressly stated in this Agreement.
I hereby state that: a) the Material was created and is owned free and clear of all other
only by me; and b) I have full right to submit the Material to you and to comply with this
Agreement. I will fully reimburse you if you incur any losses, damages, or expenses (including
lawyers' fees) because any or all of the statements made by me in this Agreement are not true.
If either you or I transfer, assign, or license any rights under this Agreement, the person making
the transfer, assignment, or license will still be responsible for performing his/her/its
obligation under this Agreement.
If more than one party signs this Agreement as the submitting party, then references to "I"
throughout this Agreement shall apply to each such party, jointly and severally.
You have made no representation, oral or written, of any kind to me. This Agreement states our
entire agreement. This Agreement is governed by and construed under the laws of the State of
California, applicable to agreements entered into and to be fully performed therein.
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