Please be sure to read the General Disclaimer below.
Lease this scene series for your location and send your produced scenes to email@example.com. With your payment you, as “Lessee”, obtain the scene slot screening rights from the Mirror Empire Company (the “Company”) for all scene slots designated as SERIES 1 in the scene scripts, and therefore with this lease retain the right for your scenes to appear within screenings produced by by the the Company, except as such rights of screenings are subject to the restrictions, limitations, and rules as stated below, and as they may be modified by the Company from time to time, at its discretion.
Your scenes (as Lessee) will screen to all viewers nearest your scene’s photography location, on all screens and devices and at all locations authorized exclusively by the Company, as referenced by GPS coordinates (geo-location) and/or verified address, and calculated with a squaring function laid over the globe relative to potential viewers in the area, with the area of population accruing to the Lessee pro rata to the world population divided by the number of SERIES 1 screening right shares leased to all Lessees by the Company (as Lessor) worldwide.
Lessee’s screening right is perpetual until Lessee’s leased scene slots are bought by a New Lessee, as described below.
60 (SIXTY) CALENDAR DAYS after the lease payment for your lease rights is received by the Company, all your (Lessee’s) leased scene slots will be advertised for lease AGAIN at a new lease price that is 10 (Ten) times the previous lease price. Upon receiving a NEW LEASE PAYMENT from a New Lessee, all New Lessee’s scenes will displace the previous Lessee’s scenes as soon as practicable after acceptance by the Company of the New Lessee’s scene submissions. This displacement, or, substitution of scenes will apply to all screenings of the Mirror Empire Social Show in the customized, localized screenings as outlined above. PLEASE NOTE: YOU, AS PREVIOUS LESSEE, will receive from the Company a sum equal to 1/2 (One Half) of the new lease payment, should such occur, within 90 (Ninety) days of receipt by the Company of the new lease payment. Such payment is contingent upon good funds being cleared and is subject to cancellation in the case of fraud or malfeasance.
Lessee may not otherwise sell or screen Lessee’s scenes after acceptance of such scene for screening by the Company, and all screening rights, locations, sales and so forth will be only those authorized by the Company.
Lessee may submit NEW SCENES with modified scripts in the following way each year, per scene slot, for inclusion in screenings as described above:
January—June: 1 submission per scene slot
July—September: 1 submission per scene slot
September—October: 1 submission per scene slot
November: 1 submission per scene slot
December, 1st week: 1 submission per scene slot; 2nd week: 2; then three scenes per slot in the third week culminating in a final edit on December 21. Follow-up Epilogue submissions TBD.
A rejected scene (any scene disallowed for screenings by the Company) will count as one of the allotted submissions for that time period. Lessee will hold the Company harmless in this regard.
Lessee’s designated scene slots will be only those signified as SERIES 1 on the Company’s website and/or electronic software applications or other means of communication and/or signifying rule or rule of recognition developed by the Company, including such as may arise within the plot as an imaginary device.
Lease payments are non-refundable. All scene submissions are subject to approval by the Company. The Company reserves the right to screen a scene in the slot space reserved for any scene in any screening or production, leased or not leased, before a submission is received and approved.
The Company agrees that screening approval shall not be unreasonably withheld; however, Lessee is notified that depictions of violence, distribution of misinformation, organization of sedition and any other unlawful activities will be grounds for rejection. In addition to these restrictions, the Company reserves the right to reject scenes based on any reasonable criterion or criteria, including shoddy production, technical incompatibility or acts in bad faith by the Lessee. In such case the Company will retain and may exercise its right to screen its own or any other scenes in the scene slot space(s) of Lessee’s leased rights, without compensation to Lessee, and Lessee agrees to hold the Company harmless for any and all actions by the Company, its assigns, agents, subsidiaries, associates, licensees and registrants in this regard.
Editors, whether authorized as such as characters in the plot, or as authorized employees of the Company, may select to delete or arrange at their pleasure the scenes submitted by Lessee in any of their own productions or screenings of the Mirror Empire Social Show. Such Editors may have complete control, as a group, for all screenings in Lessee’s leased area (as defined above). In the case of deletion, Lessee may petition the Company for a sub-plot allowing for their scene(s) and perhaps others to be scripted, developed and produced by the Lessee, and for the right of screening such productions in the Lessee’s area, at a minimum in the Lessee’s self-determined location, and perhaps at other locations and on further devices, as adjunct sub-plots of the Mirror Empire Social Show. Such petitions shall be considered in good faith by the Company and shall not be unreasonably denied.
Lessee agrees that it and its employees and contractors and all personnel engaged in the photographing and production of scenes shall not engage in any violence while so engaged; that violence and the use of weapons shall not be photographed, and that no weapons shall be allowed upon the set or any location of photography or production. Furthermore, that all references to violence shall be oblique only, scripted as to be visualized by the viewers in imagination only and will not be depicted on-screen. Furthermore, Lessee is advised that motion picture photography may be difficult and entail liabilities that are not easily foreseen and is therefore counseled to engage in photography that is simple and easy for an amateur photographer, to abstain from stunts or any dangerous or unpredictable activity, and to generally keep all production activities within clearly safe parameters. Lessee agrees to hold harmless the Company and any of its associates or assigns for any damages incurred during photography or production of any scenes as described herein.
Profits accruing to the Company from activities derivative of the Mirror Empire Social Show may be shared with Lessee based on pro rata and other types of distribution as determined by the Company. Lessee will be notified by the Company of such distribution and sharing policies, should they occur. Such policies and distribution may be modified by the Company from time to time. Sales of merchandise, sub-leasing of localized, independent screenings, and any other significantly related Mirror Empire activities by Lessee will be subject to a licensing fee, which fee is hereby agreed between the Company and Lessee to be generally 10% (Ten Percent) of retail prices unless agreed otherwise by the Parties.
The Mirror Empire project is a tentative proposition with risk involved for everyone who participates. The envisioned outcome is a participatory movie that screens in customized versions, to include localized and regionalized content, with each screening. To enable these screenings an editing and screening engine that takes into account the location of each screening and has the ability to insert scenes into an overall production must be brought online and made operative. Such technology is believed to be well within the reach of current capabilities but has not yet been produced. Until such time, screenings of produced and uploaded scenes meant for specific scene slots will be limited to a website application to the extent possible and will not be easily presentable on-demand as full productions. Lessees of the screening rights or shares of screening rights are made aware that this is the first of this type of venture and each is shouldering the risk and burden of a pioneer. The Mirror Empire Company will act in good faith to realize the full creative possibilities inherent in this project as envisioned, and to promote and integrate the creative products of its participants. However, no promises can be reasonably made at this time as to ultimate outcomes. The limits on the numbers of Lessees for each scene will be adhered to, however, to inasmuch as possible safeguard and make valuable the investment of each Lessee as to any possible return whether monetary or in the form of influence or creative expression, though none is guaranteed.