Screenplay Release Agreement
I realize that you (and your staff) are in the production and/or management of material for motion picture, television and/or other media and, as such, are likewise engaged in the search for material and literary properties and the development of ideas, stories and suggestions for exploitation in any and all entertainment media which said production or management necessitates. Such material, ideas or suggestions may relate to format, theme, characterizations, treatments and/or means of exploiting a production based on such ideas and suggestions once completed.
As a result, I recognize that you will not discuss, consider or read ideas, scripts, treatments, formats or the like submitted to you by persons not in your employ without first obtaining the agreement of the person submitting same to the provisions of this letter. I Hereby acknowledge and agree as follows:
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.
I may submit the Material or Similar material to persons other than you. I have kept at least one copy (or a duplicate) of all the Material submitted to you. You need not return the Material to me. If you choose, you may make and keep a copy (or duplicate) of the Material, but are not obligated to do so. In the course of professional evaluation and consideration, you may present the Material to third parties.
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. I will not be entitled to any compensation by reason of the use by you of such similar material.
You have made no representation oral or written of any kind to me. This Agreement states our entire agreement.
This Agreement is governed by and construed under the laws of the State of California, applicable to agreements entered into and to be fully performed therein.
If more than one party signs this Agreement as the submitting party, then references to “I” or “me” throughout this Agreement shall apply to each such party jointly and severally.