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RELEASE FORM

TITLE:  ________________________________________.

FORM OF MATERIAL:  __________________________.   DATE:_____________________.

PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS:   _____________________________________________________________________________.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THEME OR PLOT:   ____________________________________________________________
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WGA REGISTRATION NO.:  _______________.      NO. OF PAGES:  ______.

1. I request that the MSRG read and evaluate said material.

2. I warrant that I am the sole owner and author of said material or have optioned the said material, that I have the exclusive right and authority to submit the same to the MSRG upon the terms and conditions stated herein;  and that all of the important features of said material are summarized herein.  I will indemnify the MSRG and anyone related to the practical functioning of the MSRG, including the actors who are doing the reading of my screenplay (hereinafter referred to collectively as "the MSRG") of and from any and all claims, loss or liability that may be asserted against the MSRG or incurred by the MSRG, at any time, in connection with said material, or any use thereof.

3. I agree that nothing in this agreement nor the fact of my submission of said material to  the MSRG shall be deemed to place you in any different positions than anyone else to whom I  have not submitted said material, except in the case where the MSRG leads me to a buyer or financial backer for my material in which case I agree to pay the MSRG 5% of any sale of my material or 5% of the production budget obtained for my material and 2% of the profits of all revenues related in any way to the movie calculated in the same manner that the Producer's Profits are calculated with the MSRG having the right to inspect the financial books related to the movie at any time if my movie is made as a result of having a Screenplay Reading done and videotaped by the MSRG and the contact being introduced to me by the MSRG via E-Mail.

4. I agree that if my screenplay is made into a movie I will include a head and end credit which reads "In Association with The Malibu Screenplay Reading Group (MSRG) www.screenplayreadinggroup.com" and wil include all MSRG sponsors on the end credits of the movie and in all paid advertising including the poster.

5. I understand that as a general rule the MSRG considers literary properties through the established channels in the industry.  I recognize that the MSRG has access to and/or may create or have created literary materials and ideas which may be similar or identical to said material in theme, idea, plot, format, or other respects.  I agree that I will not be entitled to any compensation because of the use by the MSRG of such similar or identical material which may have been independently created by the MSRG or have come to the MSRG collectively from any other independent source.  I understand that no confidential relationship is established by my submitting the material to the MSRG hereunder.

6. I have retained at least one copy of said material, and I hereby release the MSRG of and from any and all liability for loss of, or damage to, the copies of said material submitted to  the MSRG hereunder.  Copies of my screenplay will be transmitted to the MSRG via E-Mail sent to info@screenplayreadinggroup.com and translated into a Word file and attached to the E-Mail after I have received a receipt for having paid my $75 Screenplay Consideration Fee and including that in the E-Mail with my screenplay.  I will also print a copy of this form and mail it to the MSRG at P.O. Box 1091, Pacific Palisades, CA  90272.   

7. I enter into this agreement with the express understanding that the MSRG agrees to read and evaluate said material in express reliance upon this agreement and my covenants,  representatives and warranties contained herein, and that in the absence of such an  agreement, the MSRG would not read and evaluate said material.

8. I hereby state that I have read and understand this agreement and that no oral   representations of any kind have been made to me, and that this agreement states our entire understanding with reference to the subject matter hereof.  If I change my mind or I am not satisfied within 10 days, I will notify you in writing by U.S. mail and will receive 10% of my Consideration Fee paid back to me. 
 

Very truly yours,

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