TERMS AND CONDITIONS

GENERAL DISCLAIMER:

The Mirror Empire Show (the “Show”) is ENVISIONED as a participatory motion picture project that will require extensive development. No guarantee of results, financial or otherwise, is offered or implied.

INFORMATION AND TERMS

NOTICE: By purchasing leaseholder scene screening or other rights, Buyer agrees to be bound by all terms herein (‘purchase’ also applies to free scene slots which are offered to amateurs at this time [June 2024 and until further notice]).

A. PROJECT

  1. A collaborative motion picture project controlled by the Company in the real world and in the plot of the movie which, nonetheless, is appropriated by the people and fought over by various entities within the plot—though the plot depicts the action as happening in the real world.

B. PARTICIPATION

  1. All rights to screening, licensing, distribution, revenue, etc. are made available by The MIrror Empire Company (the “Company”) at its sole and absolute discretion. Screening rights are offered for sale as leasehold rights in the Show’s productions as determined to be appropriate by the Company.
  2. The Company will sell or grant rights, such as editing rights or technology deployment rights, and such rights may be concurrent and packaged with screening rights held as leasehold.
  3. Rights may be resold with approval of the Company. Such rights may be local screening areas or roving screening areas that follow the actual physical location of the actor/actress who plays the character as the actor/actress moves about in the real world.
  4. Other revenues other than that accrued by the Company through the sale by the Company of rights and licenses may be negotiated among all holders of rights. These may include distribution, merchandise sales, product promotions and placements, endorsements, advertising, fashion and wardrobe sales, and any other source as negotiated and developed by the Company or its associates. The Company may adjuticate the sharing of revenues other than its own (which will be limited as above) and such action may be depicted within the scripts.
  5. Control of all plot elements, scripting, editing and all screened content will remain with the Company.

C. RELEASES

  1. Static or dynamic releases will be determined by purchasers of distribution rights. Distributors will include all content authorized by the Company to be screened in the area described by the screening rules as outlined by the Company.
  2. “Production”, “Release” or “Screening” refers to any screening of the Mirror Empire Show, Chapter One, in whole or in part, by any technology, to include all scenes submitted by participants and presented under the authority of the Company.

D. RIGHTS

  1. A SCREENING right allows Lessee’s scene(s) to screen within productions in any screening occurring within the designated area of potential audience location (allowing localized rights).
  2. A LOCAL right grants the area designated geographically, by boundaries or entities (addresses, neighborhoods, cities, regions, etc.) in competition with other Purchasers, or exclusively, as described, or any localized criteria.
  3. An EXCLUSIVE right means the screening area is to be enjoyed exclusively without competitors.
  4. A MOVEABLE right allows a limited right of moving the leased screening right from one to another geographical location. Such motions may be constrained by available spaces.
  5. A ROVING right is a screening right that follows in the real world the actual Person who plays a part in the relevant scene. Audience share is apportioned nearest the Person’s location in a worldwide screening competition with other Purchasers of the same right.
  6. A SHARED right may be COOPERATIVE or COMPETITIVE. ‘Shared’ means multiple shares of the local, regional, roving, moveable or other right may be purchased for the same series or scene. In a competitive situation the number of potential viewers apportioned to each share will be determined by dividing the number of shares leased for the relevant region by total potential audience population, with screening areas allocated per share according to a function determined by the Company. In a cooperative case, the audience share shall be agreed upon by the parties, whether by creating a single sequence or series, or allocating audience share geographically, or in any other way, with disputes to be adjudicated by the Company. In any case, the term ‘share’ refers to one portion of potential viewers, however determined.
  7. A POPULAR right is determined by audience vote.
  8. A LIMITED SERIES right refers to a limitation which may occur later. For instance, the Princess Series right may be for screening the whole series of the Princess scenes in the designated area until an Empress supersedes some of the Princess scenes with her own, perhaps creating the ongoing narrative that she alone was the sole person destined to become the Empress. In such case, other Princess scenes may continue in competition with each other as a separate plot or continuing subplot.
  9. The EDITING right is for all productions and may include near-live or live-action editing of some aspect of the show or its effects in the real world.
  10. TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT rights are for handling the technological aspects of the Show’s development and deployment. Such rights are predicted to be cooperative, perhaps distributed among several contractors who may also serve as lessees of screening rights (also cooperative) and participate as character entities in the Show. In all cases all rights and licenses will be subject to the Company’s ultimate control. Such rights and licenses may be as follows:
    • Registration and Privacy Engine — to register unique persons for assignment of currency and other rights and privileges, within the Show structure, and to do so in a way that protects privacy.
    • Protection Engine — self-monitoring of surroundings and alert system for localized response that protects privacy while providing real-time emergency aide to vulnerable and threatened individuals and groups.
    • Overall Show maintenance — to coordinate customer assistance and script revisions and additions to allow custom movie plots and series to develop locally, nationally, linguistically, worldwide and so forth.
    • Body-worn camera devices — high-fashion wardrobe of the future.
    • Screening engine — to screen regionalized versions of the Show’s aspects and episodes.
    • Currency Payment and Transfers — Payment systems to allow use of the empire currency.
    • Political Plot Show Structure — rights and powers of People scene owners vs. Tribunes, Praetors, Moviemakers and common viewers in constructing localities of plots and locations of show temples and emporiums.
    • Moviemaking emporiums — beginning perhaps in Las Vegas, moviemaking booths and localities that facilitate new scenes for moments of fame and competition to move up to royalty in the Show.

E. POWERS AND RESPONSIBILITIES ASSOCIATED WITH CERTAIN RIGHTS

  1. The Empress will determine the amount of the stipend and all other currency questions, whether virtual or real, and she will own this right personally.
  2. All screening rights are owned by the Company and leased to contributors according to the various agreements. Contributors release all claims and ownership beyond rights to have scenes screened according to this Agreement, or, in the case of production and editing rights, to produce and edit screenings; or, to develop technology in the case of a technology development right; and each of these according to the Agreements as stated.
  3. Each contributor or purchaser of rights is responsible for obtaining releases and permissions from all actors, owners, appropriate authorities and participants in all productions, as well as for conforming to regulations and laws pertaining to all activities, whether for video production or any other contemplated activity.

F. METHODS, RESALES AND LIMITATIONS

  1. Rights are perpetual for Chapter One of The Mirror Empire Show. ANY RIGHT MAY BE RESOLD TO ANOTHER PARTY WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE COMPANY AND WITH A COMMISSION ACCRUING TO THE COMPANY EQUAL TO 50% (FIFTY PERCENT) OF ALL PROCEEDS, MONEYS, REVENUES AND CONSIDERATION EFFECTING THE TRANSFER.
  2. A right may require registration of the person playing the character. IN SUCH CASE THE LOCATION OF THE REGISTERED PERSON WILL BE KEPT PRIVATE BY THE COMPANY BUT MUST ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE TO THE COMPANY FOR CUSTOM PRODUCTION SCREENING PURPOSES.
  3. Any scene may be displayed in any reasonable fashion determined by the Company, in its sole and absolute discretion.
  4. All ambiguities in rights and responsibilities will be resolved by the Company; and all participants, purchasers, lessees, developers, agents, investors, viewers and all interested parties agree to be bound by such decisions and hold the Company harmless in this regard.
  5. Uploads must be completed within a reasonable time frame. For the first releases the time frame will be communicated to purchasers as the situation develops. The Company will endeavor to publish and communicate to the Participants such schedules as may be necessary for releasing further variations, episodes, customizations, and so forth.
  6. The Company may require or allow subsequent uploads as needed or requested by lessee contributors.
  7. The Company reserves the right to screen a placeholder scene or sequence in a slot space or spaces reserved for any scene(s) in any production or screening, leased or not leased, before a submission is received and approved for screening.
  8. A new scene may be uploaded to a leased scene slot to replace a previously uploaded scene with permission from the Company as often as the Company permits. 
  9. Contributors not creating or uploading new scenes as requested by the Company may lose their screening right in current productions and MAY remain archived only.
  10. Overall scene length must not exceed the original scripted scene length unless permitted otherwise by the Company. Any other restrictions the Company may require must be adhered to by the Lessee contributor.
  11. Editors may arrange the scenes submitted by Lessee contributors within a production or screening as the Editor may wish.
  12. Lessee releases all photography, images, likenesses of all actors and all distribution rights to the Company to use as it sees fit. Lessee agrees to secure such rights as necessary for screening of Lessee’s scenes within a Production.
  13. Displaced scenes may be archived by the Company for custom retrieval by viewers using various criteria or for any other use approved by the Company.
  14. Certain provisions and terms will be revealed in the scripted scenes as provided by the Company and shall be considered binding on the Company and lessee contributors.

H. CONTENT

  1. The Company will determine the limits of Chapter One.
  2. All scene submissions are subject to approval by the Company. In the case of a rejected scene Lessee may be allowed additional scene uploads. Successive rejections may result in Lessee’s lease right being suspended, to be reinstated at terms acceptable to the Company, or, in the case of multiple rejections, acts of bad faith, or adverse action by Lessee as determined by the Company IN ITS SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION, the Company reserves the right to terminate Lessee’s lease without refund and release any affected screening right share(s) or other right(s). Lessee agrees to hold the Company harmless in this regard. The Company agrees that screening or other approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.
  3. The Company may require adherence by any Lessees of People’s scenes to the supervision and approval of an assigned Tribune and Praetor.
  4. The Company hereby states that privacy of individuals will be of primary concern, and this policy must be adhered to by all Purchasers of any right or license.
  5. Depictions of violence within any scene not designated as a professional slot is prohibited. No amateur scenes may depict violence and such scenes will not be accepted for screening.