VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS, a division of Viacom International Inc.
POLICY CONCERNING SUBMISSION OF IDEAS AND OTHER MATERIALS
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS, a division of Viacom International Inc. wishes to acquaint all those kind enough to
submit materials, including ideas, proposals, marketing or promotional plans, program formats, literary material, video and musical
compositions, with the problem that faces us in reviewing, investigating, inspecting and evaluating these materials.
Much of the material that is now being submitted embodies materials, suggestions or ideas substantially similar or identical to those
which have been developed by our staff or which have been submitted by others. Further, we may begin using material similar or
identical to yours which we received after the date of your submission. Accordingly, we feel that we can receive and review materials
only if it is left up to us to determine whether we have in fact used these ideas and to decide what compensation should be paid in
event of use.
Because of this, it is our policy to require the signing of the enclosed release before considering any unsolicited material, ideas,
proposals, marketing or promotional plans, program formats, literary material, videos and musical compositions. Please read the
release carefully and apply your signature.
Submission Release Nickelodeon
Dear Sir/Madam: You have indicated that you wish to submit to Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom International
Inc. ("VIMN") certain ideas, proposals, marketing or promotional plans, program formats, treatments or other material (the "Material").
By checking the box below and clicking on the Accept button, you confirm that you have read and are familiar with the VIMN policy
concerning the acceptance of the Material, for review, and you also accept the terms of this submission release (herein, the
"Submission Release" or the "Release"). The Material should be summarized and submitted by you on the next page.
The following shall constitute our agreement with respect to the Material:
1. In consideration of your agreement to the terms and conditions set forth below, VIMN agrees to cause its appropriate employee
having the duty of evaluating material of the type now being submitted by you to review your Material.
2. You acknowledge that there does not now exist, nor has there ever existed, nor will there exist, a fiduciary relationship between you
and VIMN. You requested this opportunity to submit your Material to VIMN and you make this submission voluntarily and on an
unsolicited basis.
You and VIMN have not yet reached an agreement concerning the use of the Material and you realize that no obligation of any kind is
assumed by, or may be implied against, VIMN unless and until a formal written contract has been entered into between you and VIMN
(if ever), and then the obligation shall be only as is expressed in the formal written contract.
3. You declare that all of the important features of your Material, and the particular items being submitted by you (e.g., script, outline,
drawings, photographs, taped materials, etc.) are summarized on the next page, and you have disclosed no other features to VIMN.
You acknowledge that this Release covers and governs any and all of the Material, whether first submitted to VIMN contemporaneously
with, or prior to, or following, the execution of this Release, and applies also to any submission of the Material made to VIMN by another
source, directly or indirectly, by or through you.
You warrant that you are the sole and exclusive creator, author and owner of the Material, and that no one else has any right to the
Material. You further warrant that no rights in the Material have previously been granted to anyone nor has the Material otherwise been
exploited in any way. You believe your Material and its features to be unique and novel. However, you cannot and will not assume or
infer from the fact that VIMN will accept your offer to submit your Material to VIMN, that VIMN regards your Material, or any part thereof,
as novel, valuable or usable. You recognize that other persons including VIMN employees may have submitted to VIMN or to others or
made public, or may hereafter originate and submit or make public, similar or identical material which VIMN shall have the right to use,
and you understand that you will not be entitled to any compensation because of VIMN's use of such other similar or identical material.
Subject to the foregoing provisions, VIMN will not make any use of any legally protectable portion of your Material unless you and VIMN
have agreed in a writing signed by both parties concerning your compensation for such use, which compensation shall in no event be
greater than the compensation normally paid by VIMN for similar Material from comparable sources.
4. Any controversy arising out of or in connection with this Release, including without limitation any claim that VIMN has used any
legally protectable portion of your Material in violation of the terms hereof, shall be governed by the laws of the United States and the
State of New York, without regard to conflict of laws principles, and the parties consent to the jurisdiction of the courts located in New
York for the resolution of such matters. In the event of such controversy you agree that you shall assert such claims not later than six
(6) months after the date on which you first learned (or reasonably should have been aware) of VIMN's use or intended use of any
portion of the Material. You further agree that your rights and remedies, if any, shall be limited to an action to recover money damages
in an action at law, and without limitation of the foregoing, you expressly agree that you shall not seek to enjoin or restrain
the production, exhibition, distribution, licensing, advertising, and/or promotion of any of VIMN's programming, promotional or marketing
plans, and/or any of the subsidiary rights in connection therewith.
5. VIMN accepts no responsibility for lost, delayed, misdirected, damaged or undelivered materials. Incomplete, inaudible and/or
illegible materials will be rejected. VIMN shall not be responsible for technical errors or charges in connection with telecommunications
networks, or Internet access.
6. You have retained a copy of this Release and of your Material, and you release VIMN from liability for, loss or damage to the
Material. You also acknowledge and agree that VIMN is not obligated to return your Material to you and accordingly, VIMN may destroy
the Material submitted to VIMN and you release VIMN from liability for the destruction of the Material. VIMN's review of your Material
constitutes VIMN's acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth herein, and VIMN shall have relied upon your agreement herein in
considering your Material for review. VIMN agrees to use reasonable efforts to keep all the Material confidential.
7. This Submission Release constitutes our entire understanding and agreement, and supersedes all prior understandings, whether
written or oral. Any subsequent modification or waiver of this Submission Release must be in writing, signed by both of us. The
invalidity of any provision hereof is not to affect the remaining provisions.
8. You are executing this Release voluntarily, without coercion or undue influence from any source, and do so with complete
understanding of all of its terms and effects, and every portion thereof. By signing this Release, you acknowledge that you have either
consulted an attorney or have waived your right to do so.
9. As used in this Release, the terms "you" and "your" includes and binds the undersigned and any and all legal representatives of the
undersigned. As used in this Release, the terms "VIMN" and "we" includes and inures to the benefit of MTV Networks, Viacom
International Inc., and their successors, assigns, employees, officers, directors, licensees, and associated companies and individuals.
(NOTE: A summary of the Material in the annexed Schedule A.) ACCEPTED AND AGREED TO:
Acknowledgement
I have read and understood the VIMN Policy Concerning Submission Of Ideas and Other Materials and Submission Release
Form.
Show Name:
Episode Name:
Writer Name:
Address:
City, State, ZIP:
Date: (MM/DD/YYYY)
Signature:
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