Mile End Productions is currently accepting script submissions to the following e-mail address MileEndProdSubmissions@gmail.com. Please include contact details along with a synopsis and full script. All submissions that fail to include the above requirements will be disregarded.
Mile End Productions, Inc. Submission Disclosure and Agreement
In submitting your material (your "Work") for consideration by Mile End Productions, Inc., you acknowledge and agree to the following: 1. Mile End Productions, Inc. selects material, in it sole discretion, for production from a large pool of submitted material, and is in no way obligated to produce or consider your Work. Mile End Productions, Inc. will not produce or option your Work without a signed Production and Optioning Agreement between you and Mile End Productions, Inc.
2. You represent and warrant (a) that your Work does not infringe upon any third party's copyright or other property or publicity right; (b) that your Work is original to, and was created and/or written solely by you; and (c) that your Work is not libelous or unlawful 3. You acknowledge that other persons, including without limitation Mile End Productions, Inc. personnel, may have independently originated and submitted to Mile End Productions, Inc. and others material that may be similar or substantially identical to the material you are submitting to Mile End Productions, Inc., and may in the future originate and submit such material, or make it public. You agree that you have no right, title, and/or interest in such independently originated material. You further agree that you will not provide to Mile End Productions, Inc. any materials you deem to be "confidential" or "trade secret" materials.
4. You hereby agree to indemnify and hold Mile End Productions, Inc. (and its agents) harmless from any and all claims, demands, costs, and liabilities that may arise in connection with a breach or repudiation by you of this Submission Disclosure and Agreement. If you have any questions about this agreement or the submissions process, please contact MileEndProdSubmissions@gmail.com.
Mile End Productions, Inc. does not make any promises or claims to produce your screenplay. By sending us your screenplay you agree to the terms above and give Mile End Productions, Inc. the choice to produce or reject your screenplay. If your screenplay is selected, we will contact you with details as to how we plan to proceed. Mile End Productions, Inc. reserves the right to determine if you are qualified to actually participate in the production of your screenplay, and makes no promises or claims to have you direct, produce, or in any other way be involved in the production of your screenplay. Ownership of any intellectual copyright is automatically retained by it's creator, unless a prior agreement has been reached. However to claim copyright of one's own work does not guarantee that the rights have been protected. Should a disagreement ensue over the ownership of work, evidence is the most important thing, and the more evidence the better. Many creators are under the impression that sending the work to oneself via a sealed recorded delivery will be enough to prove that the work is original and the addressee is the owner. However this method does not, generally, stand up to scrutiny in court. It is one simple method, perhaps as part of an overall quantity of evidence, but weak on it's own. The most constructive method for ensuring that the creator retains their copyright ownership and can prove that ownership is via the Writer's Guild of America. The WGA allows members and non-members to deposit manuscripts for safe keeping until, if necessary, they are needed as evidence in a plagiarism case. The WGA charges a small figure of $10 for members and $20 for non-members and allows international authors to utilize their services. The service will insure ownership for a minimum of five years and the method for submitting work to the WGA is simple. They only accept work sent in person or via mail and the package must contain an unbound, loose-leaf copy of the material on standard, 8 1/2" x 11" paper. A cover sheet with the title of the material and all of the writers' full legal names along with social security numbers (or foreign equivalent), return address and phone numbers of authors. Finally, most obviously, the registration fee must also be included. A case may arise purely by coincidence, not every film maker or writer is out to steal other people's work and recreate it deliberately. Although this may happen most cases of suspected plagiarism happen by coincidence. If a script reader happens to read a piece of work and then years later comes up with an idea, without realizing the idea has stemmed from someone else's work, the incident could be considered non-intentional. Of course it has been known that two different people who live on opposite sides of the planet can have the same idea at the same time. This does not mean that one writer has stolen the other's work but as a writer one needs the protection of securing their own copyright as a means of defending against legal actions brought about by another author.
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