Terms and Conditions

By submitting a project to the Just for Laughs Pitch Programs, all producers, writers, directors, representatives or other participants in the submission (collectively referred to as the “Applicant(s)”) agree to the following terms and conditions (collectively referred to as the “Terms and Conditions”) and acknowledge that the decisions of Just For Laughs ComedyPRO (the “Company”) shall be binding and final in all matters relating to the Program.

The Program consists of two (2) unique categories: 1) From Set to Screen: TV, OTT, SVOD and More; and 2) Beyond the Box: Playing It Short, and eligibility requirements must be met (see SUBMISSION & ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS), including but not limited to the following: (i) the Program is open to individuals who are 18 years of age or older, worldwide; (ii) submissions must be English language; (iii) employees, consultants, independent contractors and interns of the Company are not eligible to enter; (iv) the content of the submission may be comedy narrative, comedy reality or unscripted, comedy variety and comedy animation, as determined by the Company, and must be productions meant for television, OTT, SVOD, web-based or multi-platform and more; and (v) pornographic material, as determined by the Company in its sole discretion, is not eligible to enter and will be disqualified upon submission. To enter, Applicants must accept all Terms and Conditions, complete the on-line Eventbrite registration form and, submit it along with all outlined support Materials (as defined below) and the submission fee by sending it to industry@hahaha.com during the submission period January 24th, 2017 through the submission deadline of May 8th, 2017 inclusively. Applications must be received through the Website by the Company no later than 11:59 PM PST on the submission deadline date of May 8th, 2017. Any application form and support Materials received by any other means will not be considered a valid submission to the Program. Program submissions may be entered only once. However, Applicants may enter more than one submission in any of the two (2) categories if of a different nature. Applicants understand that application forms and Material submitted will not be returned.

The Company, at its sole discretion, will make five (5) official selections in each category from all eligible submissions received. Selections will be based on the following criteria, including but not limited to, adherence to eligibility requirements, originality and creativity, overall quality of materials submitted with regards to writing and in the case of produced content, acting, directing, and physical production values. The selection process will occur over a period of several weeks following the stated deadline and officially selected Applicants will be notified by telephone and/or email. If the Applicant of an official selection does not reply to notification by the Company within five (5) business days, such potential official selection may be disqualified at the discretion of the Company and an alternate official selection be chosen. The Company shall not be responsible in any way for any missed, lost or misdirected notifications or an Applicants’ failure to receive notification from the Company. Applicants of selected projects will be notified in and around June 19th, 2017.

“Materials” shall include all written and/or audio visual elements and ideas offered or submitted to the Company, including but not limited to, project synopsis, outlines, biographies, videos, software, designs, likenesses, artwork, images, music, and information, tangible and intangible, including derivative works, on all media and formats, existing or future. Applicants represent and warrant that they have (i) the right and authority to use and upload the Material to the Website; (b) in the case of a group or collaborative submission, have obtained any and all rights in the Material from all other group members and have obtained a waiver from all group members of any rights that any such persons may have in the Material. Applicants acknowledge and agree that once the Material is uploaded to the Website, they grant the Company permission to use and reproduce the Material for the sole purposes of the Program. The Company represents and warrants that all Materials submitted shall not be published or otherwise made available for public viewing outside the context of the Program during or after the Program without the Applicant’s consent. Company reserves the right to disclose any Material to the police, regulatory bodies or any legal advisers in connection with the Program, any suspected or alleged criminal activity, offence or suspected breach of these Terms and Conditions where required by law.

In addition, each of the Applicants represent and warrant to the Company that their entry and the Materials are entirely the original work of the Applicants and not copied from any other source (in whole or in part) or previously broadcast, distributed, disseminated or transmitted in any way in any theatre, or on any television network, the Internet, or in the public domain, and the Material is not in violation of or in conflict with any trademark, copyright, right of privacy, right of publicity or any other right that may be asserted, of any kind or nature, of any third party or entity. If the Company, in its sole discretion, has reason to believe that a submission contains any material that may infringe or violate any law or any right of a third party, the Company shall immediately disqualify such submission and take all other measures the Company may deem appropriate in the circumstance. Each Applicant agrees that upon request from, and in a form acceptable to the Company, he or she shall sign and/or obtain all releases, waivers, permissions and/or any other written document from any producer, writer, director, animator or third party, whether providing services or materials in connection with the submission or not, so as to confirm the Applicants’ rights in the Material.
All personal information submitted by the Applicants, such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and age is collected solely for the purposes of administering the Program and shall not be used for any other purpose without the Applicants’ consent. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicants to notify the Company of any changes of address, telephone, email or other contact information. To do so, Applicants must submit any changes in writing via email to industry@hahaha.com.

Applicants may withdraw from the Program at any time between January 24th, 2017 and June 19th, 2017 inclusively (the “Selection Notification Date”). To do so, a signed and written notice stating the Applicants’ intention to withdraw from the Program must be received by the Company on or before the Selection Notification Date. Written notice of withdrawal must be sent by certified mail to Just for Laughs ComedyPRO, 2101 Boulevard St. Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2X 2T5. It is understood that submission fees will not be returned in the event an Applicant withdraws their submission.

Applicant acknowledges and agrees that submission of Materials and/or participation in the Program and access to its services or functions, online or otherwise, requires the creation and registration of a user account including the selection of a user name and password that may not be shared with others. Applicants accept that it is their sole responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of their username and password and that they are responsible for all activity that occurs under them. Applicants’ personal information must be complete, accurate, and theirs. Applicants are not allowed to access other user accounts.

Applicants acknowledge and accept that the Company and the Program are unable to verify the identity of people using the Website and shall not in any way be held liable for loss or damage in the event an Applicants’ username and password are used by an unauthorized user. Applicants agree to notify the Company immediately of any unauthorized use of their username and password and/or any other breach of security The Company reserves the right to block any user account for any reason at its sole discretion.

Applicants are only permitted to use the Website for personal and non-commercial purposes and as permitted by law. Applicants may not use the Program or the Website to make unsolicited offers or advertisements, to impersonate or falsely claim affiliation with any person or entity, to misrepresent, harass, defraud or defame others, to negatively present the Company or the Program. Applicants are not permitted to transmit malicious code or to collect information of other users through the Website nor take any action to interrupt the functionality of or tamper with the content contained on Website or its servers or to unreasonably affect others’ enjoyment of the Program or the Website in any way. Applicants acknowledge and agree that the Company is the sole proprietor of the Program and/or the Website and that any unauthorized use of the Program and/or the Website is strictly prohibited and will result in criminal prosecution and/or civil liability. If an Applicant believes a user has violated their or someone else’s copyright, has breached their account, or is using the Website inappropriately please contact the Company immediately at industry@hahaha.com or via mail to Just For Laughs ComedyPRO, 2101 Boulevard St. Laurent, Montreal (Quebec) Canada, H2X 2T5.

The Company reserves the right to modify or update the Program or Website, its’ offerings or services and/or these Terms and Conditions without notice to Applicant. If for any reason the Program cannot be administered or completed as planned, the Company reserves the right at its’ sole discretion to terminate, modify and/or suspend the Program and to determine the official selection by evaluating all eligible submissions received prior to the action taken, or as otherwise deemed fair and equitable by the Company. By submitting a project to the Program, Applicants agree that should the Program be terminated, modified and/or suspended for any reason they irrevocably waive the right to seek and/or obtain any rescission, damages, equitable and/or injunctive relief. In the event the Program is cancelled, all submission fees paid will be returned to the Applicant.

Applicants agree to assume all risks of using the Program and Website and shall not hold the Company, any of its holdings, directors, employees or partners responsible for any damages, losses, or harm, tangible or intangible, including but not limited to compensatory, consequential, punitive, incidental, or attorney’s fees arising for the use of the Program and/or Website. The Company shall not be held responsible for any third party or third party website whose links may be accessed through the Website nor shall the Company be held responsible for malicious code contained on or distributed by its servers. The Company does not guarantee that there will be no interruptions, delays or inaccuracies in the Website functionality and does not guarantee the continued availability or electronic storage of any portion of the Program.

Applicants assume full responsibility for any damages, losses, costs, or harm arising from their use of the Program and/or the Website. Applicants agree that their sole remedy, upon your written notice, from the Company may be the disqualification by the Company for submission Material found to be harmful, improper, and/or in violation of copyright, trademark, or otherwise.

By submitting a project and Materials to the Company, Applicants agree to indemnify, protect, defend, and hold the Company and its affiliates, subsidiaries, and their respective directors, officers, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, causes of action, legal proceedings, losses, damages, fines, costs, expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) and liabilities (referred to collectively as “Liabilities”), asserted at any time arising from or involving the Applicants’: (i) failure to comply with applicable laws, regulations and unauthorized use of the other party’s or a third party’s intellectual property rights; (ii) violation of a right of privacy, publicity, or an act of slander or defamation; (iii) gross negligence or wilful misconduct; or (iv) non-performance, non-fulfillment, misstatement, misrepresentation or breach of any of its obligations, representations or warranties under these Rules and Regulations. By submitting a project to the Program, all Applicants grant to the Company the unrestricted right to use the information contained in their submission materials for promotional purposes without any compensation, review or approval whatsoever, unless prohibited by applicable federal, provincial and local law within the Province of Quebec or Canada. Entries not satisfying these Rules and Regulations will be disqualified.

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of the province of Quebec and by viewing the Program or accessing the Website the Applicants are agreeing that such Terms and Conditions and all other aspects of the Program and/or Website will be construed in accordance with the laws of Canada and/or the Province of Quebec applicable to an agreement entered into and to be wholly performed therein, and Applicants agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the provincial courts of Quebec, regardless of their citizenship or nationality.

It is acknowledged and agreed that these Terms and Conditions may not be amended under any circumstances. If any of the Terms and Conditions are deemed to be illegal or unenforceable and severed or if there is a claim that Company has breached any of these Terms and Conditions, it shall not affect or invalidate the remaining Terms and Conditions. The Terms and Conditions may not be waived without written consent from the Company.

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