Please be sure to read the General Disclaimer below.
You, as Lessee, with the lease of one or more of the screening right shares for this scene slot retain the right for your produced, uploaded and accepted scene to appear in the leased scene slot in Edition 1 of Chapter One of the Mirror Empire Social Show, within screenings produced by the Mirror Empire Company (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 sole discretion.
Your scene (as Lessee) will screen nearest each scene’s photography location on all screens and devices and at all locations authorized by the Company. Screening locations will be 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. The population (of potential viewers) will accrue to each leased share pro rata to the world population divided by the number of screening right shares for the particular scene slot leased to all lessees by the Company (as Lessor) worldwide, with screening area determined with a squaring grid function laid over the globe. Lessee may lease multiple screening right shares for if inventory permits.
Closing of the 1st Edition will be at the discretion of the Company, and will signify the final edit of the 1st Edition of Chapter One of the Mirror Empire Social Show.
Lessee may write and produce original scene at Lessee’s discretion, up to a limit of no more than three minutes per scene, unless otherwise negotiated with the Company. 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 for screening. In the case of multiple rejections or acts of bad faith the Company reserves the right to terminate Lessee’s lease without refund. Lessee agrees to hold the Company harmless in this regard.
Lease payments are non-refundable.
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/or 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, including but not limited to an incompatible or inappropriate script, 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 spaces of Lessee’s leased rights, without compensation to Lessee, and Lessee agrees to hold the Company harmless for 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 arrange at their discretion any scene submitted by Lessee in any of their own productions or screenings of the Mirror Empire Social Show. Such Editors may have control, as a group, for their own screenings in Lessee’s leased area (as defined above). Lessee will not have any right of screening of Lessee’s scene in any other format, venue, on any platform or in any way not authorized by this agreement with the Company.
Lessee releases all photography and audio recordings to the Company to use as it sees fit. Company reserves all revenues for screening, on any device and in any location. Gross receipts and other revenue may be shared with the Lessee in a manner to be determined by the Company. Any such sharing of revenues shall be established by contract in a timely manner.
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 on the set or at any location of photography or production. Furthermore, Lessee agrees 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. Lessee agrees to hold harmless the Company and any of its associates or assigns for any harm or damages incurred during photography or production of any scene as referenced herein.
Sales of merchandise, advertising, product placement, sub-leasing of localized, independent screenings and any other significantly related Mirror Empire activities by Lessee will be subject to approval by the company and will also be subject to a licensing fee to be negotiated between Lessee and the Company.
Lessee may sublease or transfer Lessee’s right with a 10% (Ten Percent) commission to the Company.
The Mirror Empire project is a tentative proposition with some financial 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 within fully produced releases. 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.