Film Idea Proposal Form

Tangled Bank Studios creates documentary films and other creative works on science topics. Tangled Bank Studios welcomes ideas for films, stories, or other creative works (each, an “Idea”) from all sources, including persons both inside and outside the organization.

TANGLED BANK STUDIOS IDEA SUBMISSION POLICY AND AGREEMENT

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Tangled Bank Studios, LLC and its affiliates (collectively “Tangled Bank”) creates documentary films and other creative works on science topics. Tangled Bank welcomes ideas for films, stories, or other creative works (each, an “Idea”) from all sources, including persons both inside and outside the organization. To avoid possible misunderstanding, Tangled Bank requires everyone who submits an Idea to agree to the terms and conditions of this Idea Submission Policy and Agreement (the “Agreement”).

  1. Submissions Must Be In Writing. Tangled Bank will consider your Idea only if you submit it in writing.
  2. Not A Minor. Tangled Bank requires that anyone submitting an Idea must be at least eighteen years of age. By submitting an Idea, you represent to Tangled Bank that you have attained that age.
  3. Ownership of Ideas. Tangled Bank respects the patent, copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights of others, including those who submit Ideas for consideration. Regarding ownership of Ideas, you agree that:
    1. If trademark, copyright, patent, or other legal protection is available for your Idea, it is your responsibility to take the steps required to apply for that protection, prior to submitting your Idea to Tangled Bank.
    2. More than one person may conceive the same Idea or may conceive an Idea that is similar to an Idea conceived by someone else. To avoid disputes, you should only submit to Tangled Bank Ideas that you alone have created, or that you otherwise have the legal right to submit. No other person should have any right to your submitted Idea.
  4. Obligation for Ideas Submitted. Tangled Bank is under no obligation to you for any Idea you submit, including any obligation to compensate you for it or to keep it confidential. If Tangled Bank wishes to use your Idea and the Idea is legally protectable, Tangled Bank will contact you to discuss entering into a separate agreement that would spell out your and Tangled Bank's obligations to one another.
  5. No Prejudice. Your submission of an Idea, Tangled Bank’s review of it, and/or Tangled Bank’s offer to negotiate with you is not an admission of novelty, priority, or originality and does not waive Tangled Bank’s right to contest the validity of any patent, copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property right in the Idea.
  6. Use of Ideas by Tangled Bank. Your Idea may be identical or similar to another idea that Tangled Bank has independently developed or that has or may come to Tangled Bank from other sources. Receipt of your Idea does not affect Tangled Bank’s right to use any idea it has developed or received from another source. By submitting an Idea, you waive any claim that Tangled Bank misappropriated your Idea or any portion of your Idea.
  7. Return of Submitted Materials. Tangled Bank does not return submitted materials. You should keep a duplicate of any material submitted, as well as a copy of this Agreement.
  8. Form of Acceptance of this Agreement. You may indicate acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement by any legally permissible means, including acknowledgement by email, by so indicating on a web site created by or on behalf of Tangled Bank, or by signing and returning to Tangled Bank an original or facsimile copy of this Agreement.
  9. Term. This agreement shall apply to any further ideas submitted by you to Tangled Bank for a period of ten (10) years.
  10. No Modification of this Agreement. This Agreement may not be modified nor may any of its terms be or waived except in writing by an employee of Tangled Bank authorized to agree to any such changes. Tangled Bank will not accept an altered copy of this agreement.
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