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21-Apr-2014 12:07am PDT  

 

2013 PGA Producers Showcase

4 Annual

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Feature Films (Works In Progress)
Submit your feature film project - finalists pitch a MAJOR HOLLYWOOD STUDIO to win a development deal!!
Reality TV
Pitch your Reality TV (unscripted, non-fiction television) show for the chance to win a development deal with one of Hollywood's MAJOR TV PRODUCTION COMPANIES!

Online Content
Pitch your Online Content idea (scripted, unscripted, v-log format, live show, etc.) to win a development/production deal with one of the LEADING INDEPENDENT MULTI-CHANNEL NETWORKS ON YOUTUBE!

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Producers Guild of America, Inc. and the Producers Guild of America Foundation (collectively, “PGA”) and the Produced By Conference, scheduled for June 8-9, 2013, announces the 4th Annual PGA Producers Showcase (“ProShow”) featuring over $20,000 in prizes and development deals with top studios and producers! The ProShow aims to help producers initiate business relationships, co-develop compelling projects and spearhead investments.

Partnering with 20th Century Fox International, Ryan Seacrest Productions, and Maker Studios, the ProShow has expanded this year beyond just FEATURE FILM, adding REALITY TV and ONLINE CONTENT categories. The ProShow is now accepting feature-length screenplay submissions for both international and domestic projects in the Film category, and pitch packages in the Reality TV and Online Content categories, see below for more information.

Finalists in each category will be selected from a global pool of project submissions. These finalists will receive free admission to the exclusive, 2013 Produced By Conference (“PBC”) at Fox Studios in Los Angeles, where they will pitch for a development deal and network with top Hollywood producers, financiers, and film commissions for a chance to bring their projects to fruition. One grand prize winner in each category will win a development deal, cash and prizes!


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The ProShow has expanded over four years from the inaugural International Film Co-Production Showcase in 2010 to the latest format which will include REALITY TV and ONLINE CONTENT, along with the original FEATURE FILM category.

This year’s ProShow includes the following Development Partners for each category:

FEATURE FILM - 20th Century Fox International
REALITY TV - Ryan Seacrest Productions
ONLINE CONTENT – Maker Studios

Projects will be judged by prominent members of the PGA, including Gary Goetzman, Marshall Herskovitz, Gale Anne Hurd, Stu Levy, Bill Stuart and Paula Wagner. These judges will select FINALISTS who will be invited to pitch the Development Partners and attend the Produced By Conference in June 2013.

Eleven (11) FINALISTS will be selected and broken down between the following categories:

Feature Film - five (5) finalists
Reality TV - three (3) finalists
Online Content - three (3) finalists

Worldwide submissions are welcomed, as long as submission guidelines for each category are followed.

Finalists will be announced in May 2013, honored at the exclusive 2013 Produced By Conference and will receive free admission to the Conference in Los Angeles, where they will participate in one-on-one pitch meetings with their respective category Development Partners for a chance to bring their projects to fruition.

After the pitch meetings with Development Partners, a GRAND PRIZE WINNER in each category will be announced. The GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive a DEVELOPMENT DEAL with the Development Partner in their category of submission!

The PROSHOW is open to all producers: both PGA and Non-PGA members.

ORGANIZERS
Shari Hamrick; Stu Levy; William Stuart; Teresa Taylor


ABOUT THE PRODUCED BY CONFERENCE

For a who's who and highlights from 2012 and a sneak peek at 2013 please go to:
www.producedbyconference.com

The 2013 PBC is being held at the Fox Studios Lot in Los Angeles, CA, on June 8-9, 2013.

Reaching across film, television and new media industries, PBC is an educational forum that attracted more than 1,100 people last year and involves acclaimed producers, including countless Academy Award®-winning filmmakers and Emmy® Award winners, as well as the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. The 2013 PBC event is chaired by Tracey Edmonds, Marshall Herskovitz, Rachel Klein and Gary Lucchesi. For more information on the Produced By Conference, visit www.producedbyconference.com.

All profits from the Produced By Conference are reinvested into Producer Guild member services, including education, industry promotion, production standards development, market research and legislative advocacy. To review last year’s event details and to receive 2012 updates, visit http://www.producedbyconference.com.

About the Producers Guild of America
The Producers Guild of America is the non-profit trade group that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. The PGA has more 5,400 members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and community by providing members with health benefits, employment opportunities, the creation of fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as other education and advocacy efforts such as promoting sustainable production practices. Visit www.producersguild.org and www.pgagreen.org for more information.

**BY SUBMITTING YOUR PROJECT, YOU ARE AGREEING TO THE RELEASE AND OTHER LEGAL OBLIGATIONS AND WAIVERS IN THE OFFICIAL RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS.**

ORGANIZERS
Louis Skidmore (Festival Registrar) ; Louis Skidmore (Festival Registrar) ; Monica Guzman (Bookkeeper) ; Shari Hamrick (Coordinator) ; Shari Hamrick (Producer) ; Stu Levy (Chair, Producers Showcase) ; Stu Levy (Filmmaker) ; Teresa Taylor (Producer) ; William Stuart (Producer)

GENERAL RULES
GENERAL RULES AND PRIZES

Feature Films
Eligible Projects must:
1. Be feature-length for theatrical release;
2. Be of potential commercial interest to financiers;
3. Have an English-language version of the full screenplay available; and
4. Include synopsis (1-2 page) AND producer bio. Can include with screenplay upload OR use COVER LETTER link to paste the synopsis and producer bio.

Reality TV
Eligible Projects must follow these requirements:

Format Show:
• Format Deck (Keynote or Powerpoint)
• Length
• Set Sketch or Logo (Optional)
• Beat Sheet/Creative
• Future Episode Ideas

Docu-Soap:
• One-page treatment – Description, The Idea, Characters & The World
• Casting Reel and Paper Bios
• Length
• Sample Episode—Story Acrs
• Future Episode Ideas—Storylines, Episodic

To be considered, you must submit all of the following materials in English by April 12, 2013:

1) Completed application through Withoutabox;
2) Format pitch materials, per the above description; and
3) Paid Entry Fee.

**Semi-finalists will be required to sign additional release & liability materials from Ryan Seacrest Productions. If you are chosen as a semi-finalist, you will be contact by email and given five (5) business days to sign and return those additional materials**

Online Content
Eligible Projects must follow these requirements and be submitted, in the English language, by April 12, 2013:

1) Completed application through Withoutabox;
2) Format pitch materials, per the requirements below; and
3) Paid Entry Fee.

Format Pitch Materials:
• Show Pitch Deck (Keynote or Powerpoint)
• One-page treatment – Description, The Idea, Characters & The World
• Length of Show
• Visual Design Elements (Optional)
• Beat Sheet/Creative
• Future Episode Ideas

**By submitting your project, you are agreeing to the Release and other legal obligations and waivers in the Official Rules, Terms and Conditions.**

Entries without any of the above-stated items will be disqualified. No refunds on the entry fees are permitted.

Open to PGA and Non-PGA members worldwide
Finalists' Package

Eleven (11) Finalists will receive the following prizes (5 finalists will be selected in the Feature Film category, 3 finalists in Reality TV category and 3 finalists in the Online Content category):

1) A full-access pass to the Produced By Conference;

2) A chance to network at a social meet-and-greet with PGA members;

3) Pitch Meetings with their category's Development Partner;

4) An introduction to the Produced By Conference attendees during the Produced by Conference; and

5) Featured with their projects on the Web and in marketing materials at the Produced By Conference

Note: Selected producers must arrange their own transportation and accommodations to and from the event.

Grand Prize Winner Packages

Feature Film:
A Development Deal with 20th Century Fox International and cash and prizes worth approximately $20,000.

Reality TV:
A Development Deal with Ryan Seacrest Productions and $5,000. Two finalists will also receive prizes of a lesser value, to be determined.

Online Content:
A Development Deal with Maker Studios and cash and prizes worth approximately $5,000.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

2013 PGA Producers Showcase and Competition Official Rules, Terms and Conditions 1. Statement of Purpose The Producers Guild of America Foundation (“PGA”), through its International Committee, has created the PGA Producers Showcase and Competition (“ProShow Contest”) to encourage new cooperation and exposure between producers and Hollywood financiers/producers. The winning contestants/producers will be invited to attend the 2013 Produced By Conference (“Conference”). The ProShow Contest will be a featured part of the Conference that will take place at the Fox Studios Lot in Los Angeles, CA from June 8th-9th, 2013. The Conference brings together all members of the film and television producing teams, focusing on all aspects of the ever-changing entertainment industry. Seminars, panels and social events are also a part of the weekend event. 2. Agreement to Official Rules, Terms and Conditions To induce the PGA to allow contestants to submit entries to the ProShow Contest, the contestant and/or contestant’s representative (collectively referred to hereinafter as “Entrant”) hereby agrees, on their behalves and on behalf of each and all of their respective agents, representatives, assigns and successors, to participate in and/or allow their property to be used, exhibited and exploited in connection with their motion picture, television or online content submission (collectively referred to as the “Entry”) as part of the PGA’s ProShow Contest, as well as in connection with any advertising, promotion or description of the ProShow Contest. Entrant has read and hereby agrees to abide by these Official Rules, Terms and Conditions of the ProShow Contest (“Official Rules”), which are also available at http://www.producedbyconference.com/index.php?page=2013-pga-ProShow Contest and are incorporated herein by reference. It is understood that the PGA reserves the right to disqualify from consideration for awards and prizes, any submissions which do not adhere to the Official Rules. 3. Entry Fees and Deadlines Entries will be accepted starting on Feb. 14, 2013. All submissions must consist of complete entry packets, as detailed in section number 6 below. Entry fees and packets must be submitted by the following deadlines: * Early Bird: $55.00 to March 15, 2013 * Regular Entry: $75.00 to March 29, 2013 * Late Entry: $95.00 to April 12, 2013 ProShow Contest and the PGA reserve the right to modify entry fees, at any time and for any reason, when applicable. 4. Description of Awards Categories and Prizes Categories Below are the three (3) awards categories with their respective Development Partners: a. Feature Film – 20th Century Fox International b. Reality Television – Ryan Seacrest Productions c. Online Content – Maker Studios Eleven (11) finalists will be chosen; five (5) in the feature film category, three (3) in the reality television category and three (3) in the online content category. Prizes Finalists will be announced on or around May 1, 2013. Selected finalists will receive: a. An all-access pass for two full days of the 2013 Produced By Conference; b. An introduction to the attendees during the 2013 Produced By Conference; c. A chance to network at a social meet-and-greet with PGA members at the 2013 Produced By Conference; d. One-on-one pitch meetings with the respective category’s Development Partner; and e. Finalists’ projects will be featured on the Web and in marketing materials at the Conference. Selected grand prize winners will receive the following prizes in their respective categories: a. ProShow 20th Century Fox International Feature Film Award: A Development Deal with 20th Century Fox International and cash and prizes worth approximately twenty thousand dollars ($20,000). b. ProShow Ryan Seacrest Productions Reality Television Award: A Development Deal with Ryan Seacrest Productions and cash and prizes worth approximately five thousand dollars ($5,000). Two finalists will also receive prizes of a lesser value, to be determined. c. ProShow Maker Studios Online Content Award: A Development Deal with Maker Studios and cash and prizes worth approximately five thousand dollars ($5,000). Entrant hereby understands that he/she is responsible for all items necessary for participating in the ProShow Contest, and all costs, expenses, damages and claims related thereto, including, without limitation, arranging own transportation and accommodations to and from the Conference for selected finalists. ProShow Contest may obtain additional prizes for the selected finalists and grand prize winner. ProShow Contest and the PGA reserve the right to add to or amend the awards and prizes at any time prior to or during the Conference. It is Entrant’s responsibility to advise, consult or review the Official Rules and prize information, which will be located at http://www.producedbyconference.com/index.php?page=2013-pga-ProShow Contest. 5. Selection Process A panel of experienced producers with substantial experience in feature film, television and online content productions (“Panel”) will review all eligible entries and will select eleven (11) finalists. The Panel will judge all eligible entries based on creativity, originality and innovation. During the Conference, the finalists will meet with their category’s Development Partner to pitch their selected project. Based on the performance and substance of these pitch meetings, the ProShow Contest, in collaboration with each category’s Development Partner, will select a grand prize winner for each category. The grand prize winner in each category will receive the awards and prizes as stated in section number 4 above. Entrant agreed and acknowledges that ProShow Contest and the PGA, in its sole discretion, have the right to judge the entries, select the finalists and the grand prize winner and decide all matters and disputes arising from this contest. Entrant acknowledges also that matters of creativity, originality and innovation are purely subjective and that the Panel’s decisions about the Entrants’ submissions are final and binding. 6. Eligibility & Submission Requirements a. Feature Film Category: (i) Eligible Projects must submit a completed application through WAB, including: 1. A feature-length project for theatrical release; 2. The project must be of potential commercial interest to financiers; 3. Have an English-language version of the full screenplay available; and 4. Include synopsis (1-2 page) AND producer bio **Finalists will be required to sign additional release & liability materials from 20th Century Fox International. If you are chosen as a finalist, you will be contacted by email and given five (5) business days to sign and return those additional materials. Failure to sign the release will result in elimination from the competition.** b. Reality Television Category: Eligible Projects must follow these requirements: Format Show: • Format Deck (Keynote or Powerpoint) • Length • Set Sketch or Logo (Optional) • Beat Sheet/Creative • Future Episode Ideas Docu-Soap: • One-page treatment – Description, The Idea, Characters & The World • Casting Reel and Paper Bios • Length • Sample Episode—Story Arcs • Future Episode Ideas—Storylines, Episodic To be considered, you must submit all of the following, in the English language, by the deadline: 1) Completed application through Withoutabox; 2) Format pitch materials, per the above description; and 3) Paid Entry Fee. **Finalists will be required to sign additional release & liability materials from Ryan Seacrest Productions. If you are chosen as a finalist, you will be contacted by email and given five (5) business days to sign and return those additional materials. Failure to sign the release will result in elimination from the competition.** c. Online Content Category: To be considered, you must submit all of the following materials, in the English language, by the deadline: 1) Completed application through Withoutabox; 2) Format pitch materials, per the requirements below; and 3) Paid Entry Fee. Format Pitch Materials: • Show Pitch Deck (Keynote or Powerpoint) • One-page treatment – Description, The Idea, Characters & The World • Length of Show • Visual Design Elements (Optional) • Beat Sheet/Creative • Future Episode Ideas The ProShow Contest is open to PGA and Non-PGA members worldwide. ProShow Contest accepts entries submitted through the Withoutabox System only. Please note: Entrants selected as finalists must be able to furnish an English-language version of their Entry’s finished screenplay or project. By participating in the ProShow Contest, Entrants agree and warrant that they have legal control and authority over the property they are submitting. ProShow Contest, in its sole discretion, retains the right to disqualify entries that arrive late, are incomplete, inappropriate, or do not meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. If an Entry is disqualified for any of these reasons, the entry fee will not be refunded. 7. Reservation of Rights Entrant accepts that the ProShow Contest and the PGA retains the right to change, modify or amend the Official Rules at any time, as it deems necessary. Finally, if the ProShow Contest determines, for any reason, that the contest must be delayed, interrupted, or cannot proceed as planned, the ProShow Contest reserves the right to postpone, suspend or terminate the contest. 8. Publicity and Promotion Entrant and their heirs, next of kin, spouse, spousal equivalent, guardians, any and all rights holders, legal representatives, agents, executors, administrators, successors and assigns (“Releasing Parties”), hereby acknowledge, affirm, agree and grant the ProShow Contest, the Conference, the PGA and its officers, directors, partners, agents, representatives, assigns, successors, affiliated companies, licensees, sponsors, subsidiaries, employees, volunteers (sometimes collectively referred to herein as “Contest Indemnitees”) the non-exclusive right (but not the obligation) to use, exhibit, copy, distribute, publicize, advertise and promote Entrant’s voice, likeness, conversations, sounds, copyrights, personal property images, rights of publicity and privacy and any pre-existing materials furnished by Entrant as may be depicted in, or inferred from, the Entry (collectively, “Entrant’s works and rights”). Entrant understands that, without limitation or consent and in their sole discretion, Contest Indemnitees shall have all rights in perpetuity and in all media to use Entrant’s works and rights in connection with and pursuant to these Official Rules. From the date Entrant submits the Entry, and continuing thereafter, the PGA shall have the permanent and irrevocable right to exhibit, copy, screen, advertise, publicize and exploit the Entry and any portion thereof in any manner and via medium in connection with the ProShow Contest in the PGA’s sole discretion. Entrant acknowledges, affirms and hereby agrees to allow PGA camera crews to tape him/her or his/her Entrant members during the ProShow Contest and to use or publicize their names and likenesses in connection with the ProShow Contest without payment or residuals. Entrant further agrees to obtain and provide to ProShow or the PGA, upon request, a signed release for each of any members and any and all persons participating in or contributing to the Entry, where necessary. 9. Participant Representations Entrant attests and warrants that: a. Entrant submits the entry voluntarily, on an unsolicited basis, and not in confidence and that no confidential relationship is intended or created between anyone by the submission; b. Entrant recognizes the possibility that the submission may be identical to or similar to material that has come to the ProShow Contest from other sources, and Entrant understands and agrees that the ProShow Contest’s use of other material containing elements identical or similar to those contained in the submitted Entry shall not entitle Entrant to any compensation; c. Entrant has all rights and authority to enter into this agreement and to grant the rights granted herein. No other authorization is necessary to enable the PGA to use my name and likeness or Entrant’s works and rights for the purposes herein contemplated; d. Entrant hereby expressly waives any and all so-called “moral rights” or “droits morale” in connection with the ProShow Contest and Entrant’s works and rights in and in connection with the Entry. My signature subsequent to the ProShow Contest Entry shall have the same effect as if I had signed in advance thereof. e. Entrant’s appearance in, and contributions to, the Entry will not to the best of Entrant’s knowledge (i.e., what I know or should know after the exercise of reasonable prudence) infringe upon the rights of any third party. The Entry is not defamatory or libelous and does not infringe upon or violate any copyright, trademark, right of privacy or right of publicity or any other right of any kind or nature of any person or entity. If ProShow Contest has reason to believe that the Entry contains any material that may infringe upon or violate any right or law, such Entry may be disqualified. If the Entry is disqualified for such reasons, the entry fee will not be refunded; f. Entrant has secured or will secure all rights (including without limitation copyrights) in and to all material included in the Entry, including without limitation any and all images, photographs, performances, appearance(s) by any person(s), sounds, soundtrack and music. Entrant will obtain a signed release from any person holding any rights to the Entry or any elements thereof; g. Entrant represents that he/she are at least 18 years of age; h. The information submitted on the entry form, including the credits of all creators and producers, is true and correct and has been verified by all of the parties involved. If any information is incorrect, the Entry may be disqualified and the entry fee will not be refunded; and i. Entrant retained copies of the submission. ProShow Contest will not return any submission materials. 10. Indemnification Entrant and Releasing Parties agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Contest Indemnitees from claims, causes of action, costs, demands, expenses, liabilities, including without limitation attorneys’ fees, and damages of every kind, known, or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to the use, exhibition, promotion, advertising, marketing merchandising, presentation, web content or other exploitation of the Entry by Contest Indemnitees or any of them, or by Entrant’s or Releasing Parties breach of any aspect of the Official Rules (including without limitation claims for negligence and other torts, unauthorized use of likeness, invasion of right of privacy, infringement or violation of any copyright , trademark, publicity or personality, any artists rights, moral rights, defamation, fraud and breach of contract). 11. Express Waiver of Liability By submitting the Entry to the ProShow Contest, Entrant and Releasing Parties agree that Contest Indemnitees will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort that Entrant may incur as a result of Entrant’s participation in this contest. 12. Disclaimer Entrant acknowledges that Contest Indemnitees have not pre-screened the attendees of the Conference, and that they are not responsible for any statements and/or omissions of any attendees. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding producing or developing any project discussed at the Conference. If there is a dispute between Entrant and any organization and/or individual Entrant meets at the Conference or through the ProShow Contest, Entrant understands and agrees that Contest Indemnitees are under no obligation to become involved. Additionally, Contest Indemnitees disclaim any and all liability for the claims, acts, omissions, and conduct of any exhibitors, speakers, advertisers and/or sponsors of the Conference. Without limiting the foregoing, Entrant may report the misconduct of participants, exhibitors, advertisers, and/or sponsors to the Conference at the Registration Table, where the Conference may, at its sole discretion, investigate the claim and take action, if appropriate. 13. Assumption of Risk Entrant and Releasing Parties voluntarily assume any and all risks, known or unknown, associated with Entrant’s participation in the ProShow Contest and to all actions and undertakings in connection with the ProShow Contest and the Entry (collectively “Entrant’s Participation”). I waive any claim against the Contest Indemnitees in connection with any harm or injury that may arise from Entrant’s participation in the Entry, or from the production of the Entry, or from the ProShow Contest and any action within the Official Rules. I hereby agree to voluntarily accept and assume any and all risks of participation, production and use of the Entry, as well as any risks not mentioned herein that are in any way associated with Entrant’s participation. 14. Release Entrant and Releasing Parties hereby, voluntarily and knowingly, release, discharge and relinquish Contest Indemnitees from any and all claims, actions, lawsuits, demands and damages of every kind, known, or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, including, without limitation, Entrant’s participation in the ProShow Contest or in the Conference, travel to and from any location in connection with the ProShow Contest, the use, distribution, licensing, promoting, and/or exhibition of the Entry, Entrant’s works and rights and/or any portion thereof, which includes, without limitation, any claims, actions or lawsuits for wrongful death, negligence and/or other fault, either active or passive, personal injury, wrongful death, defamation, false light, violation of right of publicity, invasion of privacy, disclosure of embarrassing private facts, fraud, breach of contract, infringement of copyright, and negligent or intentional infliction of emotional distress. Entrant acknowledges that Entrant may hereafter discover claims in addition to the ones released in this document, and Entrant and the other Releasing Parties hereby release the Contest Indemnitees from any such unknown and/or unsuspected claims. Entrant and Releasing Parties acknowledge and agree that this release is an essential and material term of this agreement and Entrant’s participation in the contest, and, without such release, Conference Indemnitees would not have accepted Entrant’s participation in the contest. Entrant and Releasing Parties hereby represent that you have been advised by legal counsel or have been given ample opportunity to be so advised and understand and acknowledge the significance and consequence of this release and of the waivers herein. If you are a California resident, Entrant and the Releasing Parties waive California Civil Code section 1542, which states: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him or her, must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.” 15. Limitations of Liability Except in jurisdictions where such provisions are prohibited, Contest Indemnitees shall not, under any circumstances, be liable for the following, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, exemplary, or punitive damages that are related, in any way, to this contest or to the Conference. This limitation of liability applies even if Contest Indemnitees have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Furthermore, it is understood that Contest Indemnitees’ total and maximum liability for any claims and/or causes of action arising from the contest or the submission shall not exceed, and is limited to, the total amount paid in entry fees by the Entrant. These limitations shall apply notwithstanding the failure of the essential purpose of any limited remedy. No responsibility or liability is assumed by Contest Indemnitees for technical problems or technical malfunction arising in connection with any of the following occurrences which may affect the submission entries: hardware or software failures or errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless or internet connectivity or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any internet service providers, servers, hosts or providers; garbled, jumbled or faulty data transmissions; failure of any e-mail transmissions to be sent or received; lost, late, delayed or intercepted email transmissions; inaccessibility of any web site in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the internet or any web site; unauthorized human or non-human intervention of the operation of the contest, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bug, worm; or destruction of any aspect of the contest, or loss, miscount, misdirection, inaccessibility or unavailability of an email account used in connection with the contest. Contest Indemnitees are not responsible for any typographical errors in the announcement of prizes or the Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on any web site. Use of any affiliated web site is at user’s own risk. The aforementioned limitations will apply to the fullest extent permitted by law. 16. Assignment Assignment of Entrant’s submission or any of their obligations hereunder, without prior written consent from ProShow Contest or the PGA, is not authorized. Entrant acknowledges and agrees that Entrant is not an employee or agent of ProShow or the PGA for any purpose. 17. Governing Law; Arbitration Entrant acknowledges and agrees that the validity, interpretation and legal effect of these Official Rules and any other agreements Entrant enters into in connection with the ProShow Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. If Entrant believes he/she has a claim, Entrant must provide the PGA with written notice, detailing the grounds for the alleged claim, by certified or registered mail to: Producers Guild of America Foundation Attn: Legal Department 8530 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 400 Beverly Hills, CA 90211 No proceeding of any kind may be initiated unless the parties fail to resolve the alleged claim within thirty (30) days of the PGA’s receipt of notice. If not so resolved, any remaining dispute must be submitted within six (6) months of the notice to binding arbitration in Los Angeles County, State of California, under the then applicable Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS, before a single arbitrator. 18. Severability If any provision of the Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. Any section headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. 19. Waiver Should Contest Indemnitees fail to act with respect to a breach by Entrant, Releasing Parties or others, any such failure does not waive its right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. 20. Lawful No law may be broken in connection with the development, creation, or submission of the Entry. 21. General Entrant warrants that the Entry will be created and submitted in compliance with the Official Rules and Entrant, Releasing Parties and other related members will comply with the terms hereof. The PGA Producers Showcase and Competition Official Rules, Terms and Conditions sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between Entrant and Contest Indemnitees with respect to the subject matter thereof. The Entrant has read and agrees to comply with the Official Rules. The provisions of the Official Rules will survive termination or expiration to the extent necessary to carry out the intentions of the parties. Void where prohibited by law. Questions please email pgaproshow@producersguild.org