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Standard Release Form

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Release Form

DATE:________________________

     Dear ______________________________,

     I am submitting to you the following material
     (hereafter referred to as "The Material")
  

     TITLE: ________________________________________________

     FORM OF MATERIAL: ____________________________________
                      (e.g. screenplay, treatment, outline)
                      
     PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS: _________________________________

     ________________________________________________________

     ________________________________________________________


     BRIEF SUMMARY OF PLOT: ________________________________

     ________________________________________________________

     ________________________________________________________

     ________________________________________________________

     ________________________________________________________

     ________________________________________________________

WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA REGISTRATION # ________________


I am submitting to you herewith certain written material (the "Material") 
identified above.

I recognize that your files are replete with ideas and stories for 
theatrical motion pictures and television programs, and that new 
ideas for motion pictures and television programs are constantly 
being submitted to you or being developed by you. I also recognize 
that many stories and ideas are similar and often different stories 
and ideas relate to one or more common underlying themes.

In consideration of the foregoing and your agreeing to accept and 
review the Material, I agree to the following:

I acknowledge that the Material was created and written by me 
without any suggestion or request from you that I write or create the 
Material.

You agree that you will not use the Material or any part thereof unless 
you either: 

enter into an agreement with me granting you the right to use the 
Material or determine in good faith that you have the independent 
legal right without my consent to use all or any part of (or any features 
or elements in the Material either because (i) I do not own or control 
such Material or such features or elements, or (ii) the  Material or 
features or elements used by you and claimed by me to be the Material 
or  embodied in the Material is in the public domain, is not new or 
novel, is not legally  protected or protectable, or was independently 
developed by you or obtained by you from other sources including 
your own employees.
	
I hereby acknowledge and agree as follows:

  a.I warrant that I am the sole owner and author of the above
described material and that I have the full right and authorization to
submit the material to you. 
  b.I agree that any part of the submitted material which is not novel or
original and not legally Protected may be used by you without any
liability on your part to me and that nothing herein shall place you
in any different position with respect to such non-novel or
non-original material by reason hereof. 
  c.You shall not be under any obligation to me with respect to the
submitted material except as may later be set forth in a fully
executed written agreement between us. 
  d.I realize that you may have had access to and/or may have
independently created or have had created ideas, themes, formats
and/or other materials which may be similar to the theme, plot, idea, 
format or other element of the material now being submitted by me and 
I agree that I will not be entitled to any compensation by reason of 
the use by you of such similar material. 

I have retained a copy of the Material and agree that you shall not be 
obligated to return the Material to me, and I release you from all liability 
if the Material is lost, misplaced, stolen or destroyed. 

I acknowledge that you are under no obligation to use the Material in 
any manner. I further represent and warrant that the material is original 
with me, that I am the author and sole and exclusive owner of the 
Material and of all rights in and to the Material, and that I have full 
power and authority to submit the Material to you on the foregoing terms 
and conditions, each and all of which shall be binding on me, my agents, 
heirs, successors, licensees and assigns.


Signed: _____________________________________
	(Your Signature)

[If co-authored, co-author should sign too:_____________________]


Received by:__________________________________

Date Received:________________
 

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