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New York Television Festival

10 Annual October 20, 2014 to October 25, 2014

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Independent Pilot Competition: Non-scripted Pilot or Teaser Tape
IPC- Nonscripted Category
The Independent Pilot Competition (IPC) accepts independently-produced, original television pilots and web series from around the globe, in all genres of nonscripted programming, including reality and docu-series to game show and competition formats. Official Selections in the IPC will screen in competition during the annual New York Television Festival in October. IPC Official Selections are eligible for the competition's Nonscripted Category and individual achievement awards as well as guaranteed development deals from Festival Development Partners.

Want to find out what each network is looking for? Find out all the details here: http://www.nytvf.com/deals.html


Submit:
- An original TV pilot or web series with a total run time of between 4 and 22 minutes *In the Nonscripted Category teaser tapes and sizzle reels are also accepted.
- Required materials and Signed Entry Packet
- Entry Fee (varies)
Independent Pilot Competition- Scripted/ Narrative Pilot
IPC - Scripted Category
The Independent Pilot Competition (IPC) accepts independently-produced, original television pilots and web series from around the globe, in all genres of scripted programming. Official Selections in the IPC will screen in competition during the annual New York Television Festival in October. IPC Official Selections are eligible for the competition's Scripted Category and individual achievement awards as well as guaranteed development deals from Festival Development Partners.

Want to find out what each network is looking for? Find out all the details here: http://www.nytvf.com/2013_deals.htmlhttp://www.nytvf.com/deals.html
Submit:
- An original TV pilot or web series with a total run time of between 4 and 22 minutes *In the Scripted/ Narrative Category teaser tapes and sizzle reels are NOT accepted.
- Required materials and Signed Entry Packet
- Entry Fee

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent television movement, connecting its community of over 12,000 independent creative artists with leading networks, studios, agencies, production companies and brands. In its first nine years, NYTVF featured nearly 800 Official Selection TV pilots and web series across all genres and awarded over a million dollars in development funding from their network, studio, platform and brand partners.

Full details on the NYTVF here: www.nytvf.com.
See a list of 2013 NYTVF partners here: http://www.nytvf.com/sponsors.html.

Year-round Submission Opportunities:
Unlike a film festival, the NYTVF exists as a year-round development incubator, providing independent artists with multiple opportunities to create, share and showcase their best and most promising ideas for original TV programming. The annual Independent Pilot Competition, the NYTVF's flagship competition, features original TV and web series in all genres from independent creators around the globe.

Awards:
Official Selections of the NYTVF are eligible for guaranteed TV development deals from top networks and studios. Check out current Awards and many other perks for Official Artists, including exclusive participation at the Festival: http://www.nytvf.com/deals.html

The Annual Event:
Held in New York City each fall, the NYTVF hosts the FREE week-long Festival with events ranging from red-carpet premieres (NYTVF Primetime), focused discussions on digital development and distribution (NYTVF Digital Day), fan panels (NYTVF Development Day) and screenings of the best in independent content (Independent Pilot Screenings).

For additional information, visit www.NYTVF.com


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
THE 10TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENT PILOT COMPETITION-

The Independent Pilot Competition (IPC) is the New York Television Festival's flagship, annual competition, accepting independently-produced, original television pilots and web series in all genres from around the globe.

Official Selections in the IPC will screen in competition during the annual New York Television Festival in October. IPC Official Selections are eligible for the competition's category and individual achievement awards as well as guaranteed development deals from Festival Development Partners. Want to find out what each network is looking for? Find out all the details here: http://www.nytvf.com/deals.html


Official Selections of the IPC will be screened at the Festival in October where Official Artists enjoyed exclusive opportunities to meet, pitch and interact with industry decision-makers through Executive Access, NYTVF Pitch Events and Development Chats. In addition to the development partners guaranteeing deals inside the 2014 Festival, all Official Selections are shared with the NYTVF's industry partners in the weeks prior to the 2014 Festival for consideration.

No matter what you're producing – scripted, non-scripted, comedy, drama, animation or children's programming – there is a home for you and your work at the NYTVF.


To learn more about the New York Television Festival, visit www.nytvf.com.


ORGANIZERS
Erin Day (Festival Director) ; Laura Heckman (Director of Artistic Operations) ; Michael Getto (Festival Director/ Director of Operations)

GENERAL RULES
The New York Television Festival (“NYTVF”) provides unprecedented access and exposure for emerging television artists looking to showcase new and innovative ideas for television programming.
The 2013 New York Television Festival (the “2013 Festival”) is currently scheduled to take place in New York City, between October 21, 2013 and October 26, 2013. The 2013 Festival’s “Independent Pilot Competition” (the “Competition”) shall take place concurrently with the 2013 Festival. The open entry period for the Competition begins on February 12, 2013 and ends on June 28, 2013. Entrants to the Competition shall create a pilot or sample episode (each, an “entry”) that follows the format for an original television program (as further described below). All entries must be actually received by NYTVF no later than 11:59 PM on June 28, 2013. Please note that this is not a postmark date.
By submitting an entry to this Competition, entrants agree to these Official Entry Rules and acknowledge that the decisions of judges shall be binding and final in all matters relating to this Competition.
To Enter: Five (5) copies of each entry must be submitted to the NYTVF in DVD format. The pilot entry must also be submitted as a compressed digital file on a data DVD. All entries must be between four (4) and twenty-two (22) minutes in length. In the event that a pilot exceeds the maximum length, the NYTVF will only evaluate the entry based on the first twenty-two (22) minutes. Any entrant whose pilot exceeds the maximum time length may be required to resubmit their entry conforming to the time limits above in order to receive consideration for the Competition.
Each entry must be accompanied by a one (1) minute preview trailer for such program and one (1) minute of “Bonus Feature” material (e.g., director or writer commentary, deleted scenes, etc.), submitted as seprate compressed files on a single data DVD, as well as any press kits, photographs and bios of key personnel. Only one (1) copy of the Trailer and Bonus Feature is required. Foreign-language entries are eligible, provided that such entries include appropriate English-language subtitling or dubbing. Each entry must also be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee in U.S. dollars as follows: (i) $30 per entry that is received on or before May 10, 2013, (ii) $50 per entry that is received after May 10, 2013 but on or before June 14, 2013, (iii) $25 per entry accompanied by a photocopy of a current, valid student ID and received on or before June 14, 2013, and (iv) $100 per entry that is received after June 14, 2013 but on or before June 28, 2013. Checks and money orders made payable to The New York Television Festival or NYTVF are acceptable forms of payment. The NYTVF, its affiliates, employees, officers, directors, licensees and assigns will not be responsible for late, lost, incomplete, illegible, damaged, garbled, technically corrupt, postage-due or misdirected entries. All physical copies of entries (i.e., DVDs, tapes, press kits, photographs, and all other tangible material submitted to the NYTVF) shall become the property of NYTVF and, due to the volume of materials submitted, may not be acknowledged or returned.
It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to notify The NYTVF in writing if the entrant changes his/her address, phone number, or other contact information. To do so, write to: New York Television Festival – Attn: Address Change, 121 West 27th St., Suite 901, New York, NY 10001. Notification must be received by June 28, 2013.
Eligibility: The Competition is open to individuals who are 18 years of age or older, and, if under the age of 18, entries must be accompanied by written parental consent. The NYTVF reserves the right to verify and confirm such consent and disqualify any entrant under 18 without valid consent. Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within six (6) months prior to the start date of the Competition and thereafter, been employed by or performed services for NYTVF, and/or their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or win. Programs created or funded by broadcast or cable networks are ineligible to compete in the Independent Pilot Competition but may be submitted to the NYTVF for consideration for special screenings in the sole discretion of NYTVF.
By entering, participants agree to indemnify, defend, release, discharge and hold harmless NYTVF, its affiliates, employees, officers, directors, licensees and assigns from any and all claims, liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to any claims based on rights of privacy, rights of publicity, false light, defamation, copyright and/or trademark infringement. By entering this Competition all entrants grant to the NYTVF the unrestricted right to use their respective names, photographs, likenesses, voices, and/or biographical information for NYTVF programming, publication, publicity, advertising and all other promotional purposes without compensation, review or approval unless prohibited by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
OFFICIAL ENTRY RULES

Additional Entry Regulations: Each entrant represents and warrants to the NYTVF that his or her entry is (i) completely the original work of the entrant, (ii) not copied from any other source or previously broadcast or otherwise distributed or disseminated on television (except for previous broadcast on locally distributed campus or public access television or limited Internet broadcast) (iii) not in the public domain, and (iv) not in violation of or conflict with the trademark, copyright, rights of privacy, rights of publicity or any other rights, of any kind or nature, of any other person or entity. If the NYTVF, in its sole discretion, has reason to believe that any entry contains any material that may infringe or violate any law or any rights of a third party, NYTVF may immediately disqualify such entry and take all other measures NYTVF may deem appropriate.
Entries that contain any content determined by NYTVF in its sole discretion as indecent, inappropriate, morally objectionable or otherwise unfit for dissemination or broadcast will be immediately disqualified. Entries not meeting stated running time requirements may be disqualified. Entries not satisfying these Official Entry Rules in any respect will be disqualified. Each entrant further agrees to sign, and to obtain (at the entrant’s expense) from all necessary third parties, all releases, permissions and other written documents, in a form acceptable to NYTVF, as may be required by the NYTVF and any of its affiliates or sponsors upon request so as to confirm, record and/or perfect their rights in the entry. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, each entrant acknowledges and agrees that upon NYTVF’s request, he or she shall provide to NYTVF all necessary written releases and permissions pertaining to oncamera talent, writers, composers, and any other third parties providing any services or materials in connection with such entrant’s entry to the Competition.

Each entrant further acknowledges that the NYTVF and its affiliates, employees, officers, directors, licensees, assigns, and sponsors (collectively the “Designated Entities”) engage and have engaged in extensive activities in connection with developing, writing, acquiring, publishing, disseminating and broadcasting literary, artistic, and other material, including stories, ideas, themes, plots, titles, screenplays, teleplays, treatments, formats, and concepts (collectively, the “Materials”). In submitting an entry to NYTVF, each entrant acknowledges and understands that any Materials that the Designated Entities may hereinafter use or exploit may have originated with the Designated Entities themselves or may have been acquired from the Designated Entities’ employees or other parties, and that such Materials may duplicate, parallel or resemble the entrant’s entry to the Competition.

By submitting an entry, entrants acknowledge that they understand and agree that the Designated Entities’ use of Materials containing features and elements similar to or identical with those contained in their entry shall not entitle the entrant to any compensation whatsoever. As an inducement to NYTVF to accept the entrant’s entry into the Competition, each entrant hereby waives any claim or right of action against any of the Designated Entities or their successors in connection with the Designated Entities’ use of any Materials (or any portions thereof) whether or not such Materials contain any features or elements similar or identical to those contained in an entrant’s entry.

Judging: The official judging panel, consisting of individuals selected by the NYTVF, at its sole discretion, will make a number of official selections (the “Official Selections”) from all eligible entries received. The judging will be based on the following criteria: (i) originality and creativity; (ii) overall quality of all elements and aspects of the production of each entry, including, without limitation, writing, acting, directing, editing, etc.; and (iii) adherence to and appropriateness for a particular format or type of program. An interview with the entrant, conducted at the sole discretion of the judges, may also be required prior to the judges’ decision. The judging will be conducted approximately in July, 2013. At that time, the selected entrants may be required to submit requested information, including but not limited to additional releases and permissions from necessary parties, to assist in the judges’ due diligence research. The selected entrants will be notified by telephone and/or e-mail. If any designated representative of an Official Selection does not reply to any notification by NYTVF within five (5) business days, such potential Official Selection may be disqualified in the discretion of NYTVF and an alternate potential Official Selection may be selected. This process may continue until an Official Selection is selected. NYTVF shall not be responsible in any way for any missed, lost or misdirected notification or an entrant’s failure to receive a communication from NYTVF.

Categories Awards: The NYTVF reserves the right to award a number of competition prizes and/or awards, in categories selected by the NYTVF in its sole discretion, as it may deem appropriate.


OFFICIAL ENTRY RULES

Grant of Rights by Each Entrant to the NYTVF: By entering, each entrant acknowledges and agrees that NYTVF shall have the rights in and to the entry, as follows:
1. For the period commencing on the date of selection, and continuing in perpetuity, the NYTVF shall have the nonexclusive right to exhibit, disseminate, or broadcast each entry (and any portion(s) or element(s) thereof) in any manner, media or format now known or hereafter devised, throughout the universe (the “NYTVF Non-Exclusive Right”).

2. If, at any time after the Official Selections of the Competition are publicly announced by the NYTVF, any entrant receives a bona fide offer from a third party primarily engaged in the business of programming for television to acquire the broadcast, exhibition and/or distribution rights to his or her entry, then NYTVF shall waive the NYTVF Non-Exclusive Rights, for the remainder of the applicable period, effective one (1) month after the NYTVF receives written notice from such entrant, and all such rights shall revert to the entrant. The entrant shall be free, at such point, to dispose of such rights with respect to his or her entry free and clear of any encumbrance or lien on the part of the NYTVF. The NYTVF reserves the right to verify or inspect evidence of any such bona fide third party offer.

3. Notwithstanding any other provision contained in these Rules, including, without limitation, Paragraph 3 above, each entrant acknowledges and agrees that NYTVF shall have the right in perpetuity to include each entry (or any portion(s) or element(s) thereof) in a DVD or other product that is a compilation or sampling of entries (e.g., a “Best Of” or “Highlights”) from the 2013 Competition and/or any other year of the New York Television Festival, and to exhibit, sell, disseminate, broadcast, or distribute such DVD or other product. In the event an entrant does not wish to have such entrant’s entry included on such DVD or other production, written notification (deliverable by mail) indicating such entrant’s wish that the entry not be used in such DVD or other product must be actually received by NYTVF no later than June 28, 2013 at New York Television Festival – Attn: “Best Of DVD, 121 West 27th St., Suite 901, New York, NY 10001.

Copyright: Subject to the rights granted to NYTVF as described above and the other terms and conditions herein, each entrant shall retain the copyright in and to his or her respective entry.

Publicity: Some or all of the entrants whose entries are chosen as Official Selections, including the winners of the Competition, may be required to participate in a reasonable number of customary promotional and publicity activities (including public appearances, press junkets, interviews, and the like) to promote The New York Television Festival and the Competition. If an entrant is not willing or not able to participate in such customary promotional activities at the time of the announcement of the winners, NYTVF reserves the right to select another winner.

Additional Conditions of Participation: If for any reason the Competition is canceled or cannot be administered or completed as planned, the NYTVF reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to terminate, modify and/or suspend the Competition and to determine the winners by having the judges evaluate all eligible entries received prior to the action taken, or as otherwise deemed fair and equitable by the NYTVF.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the NYTVF reserves the right to terminate, modify or suspend this Competition due to any of the following reasons: act of God; unavoidable accident; epidemic; fire; blackout; act of public enemy; war, riot or civil commotion; enactment, rule, order or act of government or governmental instrumentality or tribunal; strike, lockout or other labor dispute; inclement weather; the recapture of any time period scheduled for the live telecast of a program for an event of national importance or emergency; failure of technical facilities; failure of essential production, or technical personnel to appear or be available for production or broadcast; or other cause beyond its control. By entering, each entrant agrees that should this Competition be terminated for any reason such entrant irrevocably waives any right to seek and/or obtain rescission and/or equitable and/or injunctive relief.

Names of Finalists and Winner: For the names of the Finalists and Winners, available after November 1, 2013, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: New York Television Festival – Attn: List of Winners, 121 West 27th St., Suite 901, New York, NY 10001.

Questions: For additional information, please contact: submissions13@nytvf.com

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The New York Television Festival (“NYTVF”) provides unprecedented access and exposure for emerging television artists looking to showcase new and innovative ideas for television programming. The 2013 New York Television Festival (the “2013 Festival”) is currently scheduled to take place in New York City, between October 21, 2013 and October 26, 2013. The 2013 Festival’s “Independent Pilot Competition” (the “Competition”) shall take place concurrently with the 2013 Festival. The open entry period for the Competition begins on February 12, 2013 and ends on June 28, 2013. Entrants to the Competition shall create a pilot or sample episode (each, an “entry”) that follows the format for an original television program (as further described below). All entries must be actually received by NYTVF no later than 11:59 PM on June 28, 2013. Please note that this is not a postmark date. By submitting an entry to this Competition, entrants agree to these Official Entry Rules and acknowledge that the decisions of judges shall be binding and final in all matters relating to this Competition. To Enter: Five (5) copies of each entry must be submitted to the NYTVF in DVD format. The pilot entry must also be submitted as a compressed digital file on a data DVD. All entries must be between four (4) and twenty-two (22) minutes in length. In the event that a pilot exceeds the maximum length, the NYTVF will only evaluate the entry based on the first twenty-two (22) minutes. Any entrant whose pilot exceeds the maximum time length may be required to resubmit their entry conforming to the time limits above in order to receive consideration for the Competition. Each entry must be accompanied by a one (1) minute preview trailer for such program and one (1) minute of “Bonus Feature” material (e.g., director or writer commentary, deleted scenes, etc.), submitted as seprate compressed files on a single data DVD, as well as any press kits, photographs and bios of key personnel. Only one (1) copy of the Trailer and Bonus Feature is required. Foreign-language entries are eligible, provided that such entries include appropriate English-language subtitling or dubbing. Each entry must also be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee in U.S. dollars as follows: (i) $30 per entry that is received on or before May 10, 2013, (ii) $50 per entry that is received after May 10, 2013 but on or before June 14, 2013, (iii) $25 per entry accompanied by a photocopy of a current, valid student ID and received on or before June 14, 2013, and (iv) $100 per entry that is received after June 14, 2013 but on or before June 28, 2013. Checks and money orders made payable to The New York Television Festival or NYTVF are acceptable forms of payment. The NYTVF, its affiliates, employees, officers, directors, licensees and assigns will not be responsible for late, lost, incomplete, illegible, damaged, garbled, technically corrupt, postage-due or misdirected entries. All physical copies of entries (i.e., DVDs, tapes, press kits, photographs, and all other tangible material submitted to the NYTVF) shall become the property of NYTVF and, due to the volume of materials submitted, may not be acknowledged or returned. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to notify The NYTVF in writing if the entrant changes his/her address, phone number, or other contact information. To do so, write to: New York Television Festival – Attn: Address Change, 121 West 27th St., Suite 901, New York, NY 10001. Notification must be received by June 28, 2013. Eligibility: The Competition is open to individuals who are 18 years of age or older, and, if under the age of 18, entries must be accompanied by written parental consent. The NYTVF reserves the right to verify and confirm such consent and disqualify any entrant under 18 without valid consent. Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within six (6) months prior to the start date of the Competition and thereafter, been employed by or performed services for NYTVF, and/or their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or win. Programs created or funded by broadcast or cable networks are ineligible to compete in the Independent Pilot Competition but may be submitted to the NYTVF for consideration for special screenings in the sole discretion of NYTVF. By entering, participants agree to indemnify, defend, release, discharge and hold harmless NYTVF, its affiliates, employees, officers, directors, licensees and assigns from any and all claims, liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to any claims based on rights of privacy, rights of publicity, false light, defamation, copyright and/or trademark infringement. By entering this Competition all entrants grant to the NYTVF the unrestricted right to use their respective names, photographs, likenesses, voices, and/or biographical information for NYTVF programming, publication, publicity, advertising and all other promotional purposes without compensation, review or approval unless prohibited by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. OFFICIAL ENTRY RULES Additional Entry Regulations: Each entrant represents and warrants to the NYTVF that his or her entry is (i) completely the original work of the entrant, (ii) not copied from any other source or previously broadcast or otherwise distributed or disseminated on television (except for previous broadcast on locally distributed campus or public access television or limited Internet broadcast) (iii) not in the public domain, and (iv) not in violation of or conflict with the trademark, copyright, rights of privacy, rights of publicity or any other rights, of any kind or nature, of any other person or entity. If the NYTVF, in its sole discretion, has reason to believe that any entry contains any material that may infringe or violate any law or any rights of a third party, NYTVF may immediately disqualify such entry and take all other measures NYTVF may deem appropriate. Entries that contain any content determined by NYTVF in its sole discretion as indecent, inappropriate, morally objectionable or otherwise unfit for dissemination or broadcast will be immediately disqualified. Entries not meeting stated running time requirements may be disqualified. Entries not satisfying these Official Entry Rules in any respect will be disqualified. Each entrant further agrees to sign, and to obtain (at the entrant’s expense) from all necessary third parties, all releases, permissions and other written documents, in a form acceptable to NYTVF, as may be required by the NYTVF and any of its affiliates or sponsors upon request so as to confirm, record and/or perfect their rights in the entry. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, each entrant acknowledges and agrees that upon NYTVF’s request, he or she shall provide to NYTVF all necessary written releases and permissions pertaining to oncamera talent, writers, composers, and any other third parties providing any services or materials in connection with such entrant’s entry to the Competition. Each entrant further acknowledges that the NYTVF and its affiliates, employees, officers, directors, licensees, assigns, and sponsors (collectively the “Designated Entities”) engage and have engaged in extensive activities in connection with developing, writing, acquiring, publishing, disseminating and broadcasting literary, artistic, and other material, including stories, ideas, themes, plots, titles, screenplays, teleplays, treatments, formats, and concepts (collectively, the “Materials”). In submitting an entry to NYTVF, each entrant acknowledges and understands that any Materials that the Designated Entities may hereinafter use or exploit may have originated with the Designated Entities themselves or may have been acquired from the Designated Entities’ employees or other parties, and that such Materials may duplicate, parallel or resemble the entrant’s entry to the Competition. By submitting an entry, entrants acknowledge that they understand and agree that the Designated Entities’ use of Materials containing features and elements similar to or identical with those contained in their entry shall not entitle the entrant to any compensation whatsoever. As an inducement to NYTVF to accept the entrant’s entry into the Competition, each entrant hereby waives any claim or right of action against any of the Designated Entities or their successors in connection with the Designated Entities’ use of any Materials (or any portions thereof) whether or not such Materials contain any features or elements similar or identical to those contained in an entrant’s entry. Judging: The official judging panel, consisting of individuals selected by the NYTVF, at its sole discretion, will make a number of official selections (the “Official Selections”) from all eligible entries received. The judging will be based on the following criteria: (i) originality and creativity; (ii) overall quality of all elements and aspects of the production of each entry, including, without limitation, writing, acting, directing, editing, etc.; and (iii) adherence to and appropriateness for a particular format or type of program. An interview with the entrant, conducted at the sole discretion of the judges, may also be required prior to the judges’ decision. The judging will be conducted approximately in July, 2013. At that time, the selected entrants may be required to submit requested information, including but not limited to additional releases and permissions from necessary parties, to assist in the judges’ due diligence research. The selected entrants will be notified by telephone and/or e-mail. If any designated representative of an Official Selection does not reply to any notification by NYTVF within five (5) business days, such potential Official Selection may be disqualified in the discretion of NYTVF and an alternate potential Official Selection may be selected. This process may continue until an Official Selection is selected. NYTVF shall not be responsible in any way for any missed, lost or misdirected notification or an entrant’s failure to receive a communication from NYTVF. Categories Awards: The NYTVF reserves the right to award a number of competition prizes and/or awards, in categories selected by the NYTVF in its sole discretion, as it may deem appropriate. OFFICIAL ENTRY RULES Grant of Rights by Each Entrant to the NYTVF: By entering, each entrant acknowledges and agrees that NYTVF shall have the rights in and to the entry, as follows: 1. For the period commencing on the date of selection, and continuing in perpetuity, the NYTVF shall have the nonexclusive right to exhibit, disseminate, or broadcast each entry (and any portion(s) or element(s) thereof) in any manner, media or format now known or hereafter devised, throughout the universe (the “NYTVF Non-Exclusive Right”). 2. If, at any time after the Official Selections of the Competition are publicly announced by the NYTVF, any entrant receives a bona fide offer from a third party primarily engaged in the business of programming for television to acquire the broadcast, exhibition and/or distribution rights to his or her entry, then NYTVF shall waive the NYTVF Non-Exclusive Rights, for the remainder of the applicable period, effective one (1) month after the NYTVF receives written notice from such entrant, and all such rights shall revert to the entrant. The entrant shall be free, at such point, to dispose of such rights with respect to his or her entry free and clear of any encumbrance or lien on the part of the NYTVF. The NYTVF reserves the right to verify or inspect evidence of any such bona fide third party offer. 3. Notwithstanding any other provision contained in these Rules, including, without limitation, Paragraph 3 above, each entrant acknowledges and agrees that NYTVF shall have the right in perpetuity to include each entry (or any portion(s) or element(s) thereof) in a DVD or other product that is a compilation or sampling of entries (e.g., a “Best Of” or “Highlights”) from the 2013 Competition and/or any other year of the New York Television Festival, and to exhibit, sell, disseminate, broadcast, or distribute such DVD or other product. In the event an entrant does not wish to have such entrant’s entry included on such DVD or other production, written notification (deliverable by mail) indicating such entrant’s wish that the entry not be used in such DVD or other product must be actually received by NYTVF no later than June 28, 2013 at New York Television Festival – Attn: “Best Of DVD, 121 West 27th St., Suite 901, New York, NY 10001. Copyright: Subject to the rights granted to NYTVF as described above and the other terms and conditions herein, each entrant shall retain the copyright in and to his or her respective entry. Publicity: Some or all of the entrants whose entries are chosen as Official Selections, including the winners of the Competition, may be required to participate in a reasonable number of customary promotional and publicity activities (including public appearances, press junkets, interviews, and the like) to promote The New York Television Festival and the Competition. If an entrant is not willing or not able to participate in such customary promotional activities at the time of the announcement of the winners, NYTVF reserves the right to select another winner. Additional Conditions of Participation: If for any reason the Competition is canceled or cannot be administered or completed as planned, the NYTVF reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to terminate, modify and/or suspend the Competition and to determine the winners by having the judges evaluate all eligible entries received prior to the action taken, or as otherwise deemed fair and equitable by the NYTVF. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the NYTVF reserves the right to terminate, modify or suspend this Competition due to any of the following reasons: act of God; unavoidable accident; epidemic; fire; blackout; act of public enemy; war, riot or civil commotion; enactment, rule, order or act of government or governmental instrumentality or tribunal; strike, lockout or other labor dispute; inclement weather; the recapture of any time period scheduled for the live telecast of a program for an event of national importance or emergency; failure of technical facilities; failure of essential production, or technical personnel to appear or be available for production or broadcast; or other cause beyond its control. By entering, each entrant agrees that should this Competition be terminated for any reason such entrant irrevocably waives any right to seek and/or obtain rescission and/or equitable and/or injunctive relief. Names of Finalists and Winner: For the names of the Finalists and Winners, available after November 1, 2013, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: New York Television Festival – Attn: List of Winners, 121 West 27th St., Suite 901, New York, NY 10001. Questions: For additional information, please contact: submissions13@nytvf.com