Please be sure to read the General Disclaimer below.
Lease screening right shares for this scene FOR SCREENING IN YOUR LOCATION and send your produced scene to email@example.com. With your payment you, as “Lessee”, obtain this scene slot screening right for the 1st (First) Edition of Chapter One of the Mirror Empire Social Show, FOR POTENTIAL VIEWERS NEAREST YOUR LOCATION, from the Mirror Empire Company (the “Company”) for produced versions of this scene as written in the script. You, as Lessee, therefore with this lease retain the right for your uploaded and accepted scene to appear within screenings produced by 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 your scene’s ORIGINAL photography location (in the 1st Edition as noted above) to viewers IN SCREENINGS SET TO DEFAULT MODE OR TO YOUR LOCATION, at the discretion of the Company, on screens and devices and at 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 this scene leased to all Lessees by the Company (as Lessor) worldwide. Lessee may lease multiple screening right shares for a single location if inventory permits.
Lessee’s screening right is for THE FIRST EDITION ONLY. Lessee may upload multiple versions of Lessee’s scene in the first editing season of the 1st Edition, with payment for each newly uploaded scene equal to the original lease payment. New scenes may deviate from the original script, and will replace previously uploaded scenes in every screening of Chapter One, 1st Edition, of the Mirror Empire Social Show. 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.
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 the first rejected scene (any scene disallowed for screening by the Company), Lessee will be allowed one more scene upload, free of charge. Subsequent rejections will result in Lessee’s lease right being suspended until a newly uploaded scene is paid for and accepted by the Company. 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. Lessee’s designated scene slot and screening location will be only those designated at time of first payment, unless modified by the Company, with Lessee’s agreement. Notification will be on the Company’s website and/or electronic software applications, or other means of communication and/or signifying rule, or, rule of recognition, developed and certified by the Company.
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 inattention to the 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 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 discretion the scenes 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 may retain control for screenings of their own scenes, as stand-alone productions or in concert with others, in their areas, subject to notification to and approval by the Company, and subject to Company rules and regulations as herein noted.
Lessee releases all photography 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.
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. 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 scenes as described 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.
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.