Submit Your Entry To
"Recyclewala Script Hunt"
The All India Script Hunt Competition 2015-16 (hereinafter referred to as “Script Hunt”) is open to writers worldwide who are eighteen (18) years or older at the time of entry. Employees of Recyclewala Films (hereinafter referred to as the “Company”) or any of its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, or any other company or individual involved with the design, production execution or promotion or distribution of the Script Hunt or the Company and their immediate family (spouse, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and step-children) and household members (people who share the same residence at least three (3) months out of the year) of each such employee are not eligible. Participation in the Script Hunt is further limited to natural persons who have never sold or optioned any film or television script for a sum of Rs. 20,00,000 or greater within the last 10 years. The Script Hunt is subject to all applicable national, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules (the “Rules”) and Company’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Script Hunt. Being announced as a Winner(s) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. All eligible persons are hereinafter referred to as the “Entrants”.
The Script Hunt begins on 5th October 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Indian Standard Time (“IST”) and ends on 4th November 2015 at 11:59 p.m. IST (the “Script Hunt Period”). Company’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Script Hunt.
HOW TO ENTER
Submission of your completed Order Form with at least one (1) original synopsis of a script / story of at least 1000 words (hereinafter collectively referred to as the ”Synopsis” singularly and ”Synopses” in the plural) on the Script Hunt official website or at any of the venues listed under Annexure A, entitles you to participate in the Script Hunt and shall constitute your entry (hereinafter referred to as the ”Entry” singularly and “Entries” in the plural) in the Script Hunt. Any form of entry than that described herein is void. The Synopsis, Script and any such related materials shall hereinafter be collectively referred to as the “Material”.
The Company is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirectedregistrations or entries, which will be disqualified.
All Entries and Material, including the synopsis /script copy (if a hardcopy is submitted), shall become the sole and exclusive property of Company and will not be returned.
All hardcopy entries and Material shall be sent to the Company’s official address: Recyclewala Films, #54, Aram Nagar 2, Opp. DCB Bank, Off Yari Road, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai – 400061.
All scanned or electronic Entries and Material shall be sent / transmitted / submitted to the Script Hunt’sofficial email address : firstname.lastname@example.org or shall be uploaded on the Company’s official campaign page: Facebook App link here
All Entries and Material shall be destroyed or deleted after the conclusion of the Script Hunt for privacy purposes.
SYNOPSIS OF STORY
As part of each Entry, you may submit only one (1) Synopsisfor evaluation by the Company. It is clarified that there is no maximum limit for the number of Entry(s) per Entrant, hence in the event that you may want to submit multiple Synopses, you can make multiple Entries with each of your unique Synopses separately. The Synopsis/Synopsesmust be your original creative work, and you hereby warrant and represent that you are the sole and exclusive owner of all right, title and interest in and to the Synopsis(s) and/or have obtained prior written authorization or license to submit the Synopsis(s)from any and all third party rights holders therein. You are prohibited from submitting any Synopsis that have previously been produced at any time, or are currently under option, and you warrant and represent that the Synopsis has never been produced by anyone at any time and is not under option at time of entry.
On 15th November, 2015, the Company or an independent judge will short-list five to ten (5 to 10) Entries. The shortlisted entrants (the “Shortlists”) will be selected from among the entrants based upon the level of creativity, originality, entertainment value, and writing skill of theirrespective Synopsis, as determined in the sole discretion of the Company or independent judge, as applicable. The Shortlists shall then be intimated by the Company for the submission of detailed story lines (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Scripts”) by the Shortlists. It is clarified that the Company is not liable or responsible for any of the Materials submitted for the Script Hunt in the period before the Shortlists are selected. The Script(s) must be your original creative work, and you hereby warrant and represent that you are the sole and exclusive owner of all right, title and interest in and to the Script(s) and/or have obtained prior written authorization or license to submit the Script(s) from any and all third party rights holders therein. You are prohibited from submitting any Script(s) that have previously been produced at any time, or are currently under option, and you warrant and represent that the Script(s) has never been produced by anyone at any time and is not under option at time of entry.
On receiving the Scripts from the Shortlists, the Company or an independent judge will finalize up to three (3)Scripts which shall be exclusively optioned for a period of three to five (3 to 5) years. The finalized Scripts (the “Finalists”) will be selected from among the Shortlists based upon the level of creativity, originality, entertainment value, and writing skill of their respective Script, as determined in the sole discretion of the Company or independent judge, as applicable.
During / at the end of the option period, the Company may decide to select one or more of the Finalists as the winner(s) of the Script Hunt (hereinafter referred to as the “Potential Winner”). At this juncture, each Potential Winner(s) shall, in consideration of the “Script Development Fund” of INR 1,00,000 (Rupees One Lakh only), assign all rights including but not limited to the copyright and all intellectual property rights, in the Synopsis, Script and Material, to the Company. The payment of the Script Development Fund to the Potential Winner(s) shall be subject to the all the applicable tax deductions and withholdings as per the existing tax statutes, laws and rules.
Inquiries concerning Entries will not be entertained. The Potential Winners will be contacted using the email addresses and/or telephone numbers provided on the corresponding Entry Forms (as are made available on the Company / Script Hunt website and on such venues as are particularly set out in Annexure A herein) and may be awarded the Prizes (subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Rules.) Company’s decisions as to the administration and operation of the Script Hunt and the selection of potential winners are final and binding in all matters related to the Script Hunt. Potential Winners will be notified approximately 15days after the announcement. Failure to respond to the initial verification notification within 7days or return of notification as undeliverable after three (3) attempts will result in disqualification.
In the event that the Material does go into production and is released as a Feature Film/ Documentary/TV Series (hereinafter referred to as “Film”), either via the internet or in cinemas or on television or any other media, the respective Winner shall be credited for the story / script / idea / Material, as the case may be, and the form and manner in which such credit is given shall be at the sole discretion of the Company.
In the event that the Material does not go into production, for whatsoever reason, including but limited to the Company deciding against producing and / or releasing the Film, the Company shall not be liable to any claims or actions of the Winner and it is further clarified that the decision of making a Film from the Material is at the pure and sole discretion of the Company and the Company is under no obligation to the Winner or any participant or to announce a Winner, whatsoever, under this agreement or otherwise.
POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY THE COMPANY WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SCRIPT HUNT.
VERIFICATION OF POTENTIAL WINNERS
Potential Winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The potential Winners will be required to sign and return to Company, within 30days of the date notice is sent, an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release and all creative release forms (except where prohibited by law). If a potential Winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity/creative release within the required time period, the potential Winner forfeits his/her Entry. In the event that a potential Winner is disqualified for any reason, theCompany may elect an alternate Winner from among all Shortlists.
ENTRY CONDITIONS AND RELEASE
By entering, each participant agrees to:
comply with and be bound by these Rules and the decisions of the Company, which are binding and final in all matters relating to the Script Hunt;
release and hold harmless the Company, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Script Hunt, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, members, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights arising out of or relating to a participant’s Entry, participation in the Script Hunt; provided however, that such release will not apply to any commercial exploitation of the Script by a Released Party in violation of your rights under applicable copyright law; and
indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Company from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of or relating to an entrant’sparticipation in the Script Hunt.
It is hereby clarified that any Entry, Synopsis, Script and Material submitted / transmitted / uploaded by you for the Script Hunt on the Company’s Facebook Page shall be collected by the Company (and not Facebook) for the purpose of the Script Hunt as per the terms herein. You hereby grant the Company your full consent and all necessary permissions for the use of the any content and information that you submit / transmit / upload for the Script Hunt for the purposes set out herein. You hereby further explicitly release Facebook from all liabilities, actions or claims related to any information or content submitted / transmitted / uploaded by you for the Script Hunt including but not limited to any Entry, Synopsis, Script and the Material of yours. You further acknowledge and understand that the Script Hunt and any promotional activities relating to it are in in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
You hereby warrant and represent the following :
You are the exclusive owner and sole author of the Scriptand the Synopsis, such that the Script is your original creative work and your submission thereof will not infringe, misappropriate or violate the intellectual property, privacy or other rights of any third party; and/or you have obtained prior written authorization to act on behalf of any co-creators of the Script;
Neither your execution of this agreement nor your participation of in the Script Hunt, including your submission of the Scriptand the Synopsis, will conflict with or violate any term or condition of any other agreement to which you are a party, including but not limited to any union or guild regulation;
There are no threatened, pending or current claims, actions or lawsuits in connection with the Script and you agree to notify the Company immediately upon your notification of any such claims, actions or suits;
You are submitting the Script and theSynopsis voluntarily on a non-confidential basis;
You are at least eighteen (18) years of age; and
You have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this agreement, and you agree to abide and be bound the terms and conditions herein.
CHOICE OF LAW AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
This agreement shall be deemed to have been entered into and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of India as applied to contracts made and to be performed entirely within India. Any controversy, dispute or claim arising out of or related to the agreement or your participation in the Script Hunt shall be settled amicably by discussion. In the event that the aforementioned attempts at amicable conciliation fail, the concerned dispute difference which may at any time arise between the Parties hereto and/or any person claiming under them, as to the interpretation, operation, or effect of any clause in this Agreement, or touching or arising out of or in respect of this Agreement or the subject matter thereof, which cannot be mutually resolved, shall be resolved according to the provisions of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 and the Rules framed thereunder and shall be submitted to the jurisdiction of a mutually appointed Arbitral Tribunal. The said Arbitral Tribunal shall consist of a sole/ 3 (three) Arbitrator(s) appointed in accordance with the pro-visions of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 and the Rules framed thereunder. The decision of the Arbitral Tribunal shall be final and binding on all the parties. The Arbitral Tribunal shall be appointed in writing by mutual consent of the participant and the Company. The seat of arbitration will be Mumbai, India and the plea / defense of forum non-convenience is expressly waived. The arbitration proceedings shall be in English. The arbitrator shall be well acquainted with the entertainment business in India, and the arbitrator’s decision shall be final and binding. Each party to any arbitration shall bear its own costs, including attorney’s fees. Failure to appear at any arbitration hearing entitles the arbitrator to proceed ex parte.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
By accepting your Entry, including your submission of the Scriptand theSynopsis, we in no way grant you any additional rights therein or otherwise expand the scope of your rights under any applicable laws. You acknowledge and agree that the Company and/or any participating judges may be independently accessing or currently developing separate creative concepts and/or works which resemble the Scriptand theSynopsis, or may be accessing or incorporating concepts, themes, formats, plot lines, or characters similar to those in the Scriptand theSynopsis, and that you are not entitled to any compensation and have no rights of any kind with regards to that separate material.
You hereby agree, declare and confirm that you have read, perused, understood and accepted all the terms and conditions, and all the rules that govern the Company and the Script Hunt and you warrant and guarantee that you shall not be entitled to any rights including but not limited to all copyrights, intellectual property rights, trademarks and any other rights in the Material submitted by you for the Script Hunt at any point of time, and you hereby transfer and assign all copyrights and any other rights in the Material to the Company, and further covenant that you shall not be entitled to any rights / claims / actions stemming from / connected to any of the Material and that you hereby further agree that this declaration hereby operates as an explicit waiver of all rights, including but not limited to moral / author rights, to the extent that these rights may be waived, and all claims / actions that you may have in the Material.
The relationship between you and the Company is one of independent contractors. Neither party will represent that it has any authority to assume or create any obligation, express or implied, on behalf of the other party, or to represent the other party as agent, employee, or in any other capacity, except as specifically provided herein.
Company reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Script Hunt, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Company’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Script Hunt, as determined by Company in its sole discretion. Company reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Entry process or the operation of the Script Hunt or to be acting in violation of these Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Script Hunt may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Company reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Company’s failure to enforce any term of these Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Script Hunt; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Entry process or the Script Hunt; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Script Hunt or the processing of Entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the Script Hunt or receipt or use or misuse of any participant using any ‘Winner/ Potential Winner’ status.
For Script Hunt results, send a hand-printed, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Recyclewala Films, #54, Aram Nagar 2, Opp. DCB Bank, Off Yari Road, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai – 400061. or email the Company directly. Competition results are also posted publicly on the respective official campaign page: (FB Link). Winners will also be made public and permanently posted to the Script Hunt and Company website and the Company’s official social media page on Facebook.