RELEASE AND GRANT OF RIGHTS
In consideration of one or more of the following, such as the time and resources you expend in evaluating the content I/we submitted to you, which is owned by me/us (hereinafter “I” or “me” will include “we” or “us” respectively) and/or in which I appear, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, I irrevocably grant to WWCI, its affiliates, licensees, successors and assignees (collectively, “you”) all rights in and to the content, regardless of the medium or method I used to submit the content to you, and each element contained in the content, including, without limitation, all original materials created by me which are incorporated therein, including, without limitation, all video and visual material, artwork, dialogue, music, literary material, etc. (the “Content”).
In addition I grant you the right to use my name, voice, likeness, biographical information, appearance and performance in and in connection with the Content (collectively, the “Personal Rights”). My grant to you includes use of my Personal Rights and any use you may make of the Content, including, without limitation, any use of the Content in and/or in connection with, any program(s), format(s), production(s), and also includes, without limitation, the right to use the Content and the Personal Rights to publicize, advertise and promote any and all programs and productions, in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised, including but not limited to transmission by satellite, terrestrial radio, internet, mobile applications and social media, including any modifications or edits to the Content itself.
I understand that you have not promised nor given any assurances that I will receive any compensation as to whether or not the Content or any portion thereof, is or will be included in any program(s) or otherwise utilized, and that you are under no obligation to make use of or exploit the Content at all. I hereby release, discharge and hold harmless you, your affiliates, employees, officers, successor and assignees, licensees and representatives of any of the foregoing (collectively “Releasees”) from and against any and all claims, whether at law or in equity, that I may have at any time, including, without limitation, claims for breach of contract, infliction of emotional distress, defamation, false light, common law or statutory misappropriation, invasion or other violation of any actual or purported right of privacy and /or publicity, and claims under equivalent federal or state laws arising from my submission of the Content to you and the exploitation of any or all of the rights granted to you herein.
I represent and warrant that (1) a) I am the sole and exclusive owner of the Content, (including, without limitation, the copyright) and that the consent of no other person or entity is required b) any and all music compositions and/or lyrics incorporated into the Content are owned and controlled by me, properly licensed by me for all of the rights granted to you herein, and/or are in the public domain c) I am at least 18 years of age, d) I have the full right and authority to enter into this agreement and to grant all rights granted herein; (2) the making, exhibition, distribution and/or other exploitation of the Content by you does not violate or infringe the rights of others or constitute a defamation or invasion of my or their privacy or right of publicity; (3) the Content and its use does not fall under the jurisdiction of any guild or union. I hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold you and the Releasees, and any and all other related person(s) or entity(ies), harmless against any and all losses, claims, debts, demands, liabilities, attorneys’ fees and expenses, and all other damages or costs arising from or related to: a) any breach of the representations or warranties made herein or the falsity of any of such representations or warranties, and b) the use by Releasees of any of the rights and permissions I have granted herein, and c); and any act or omission by me in connection with my submissions or application.
This Release will be governed by and construed under and in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois. I hereby consent and agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts of the State of Illinois located in the County of Cook, in connection with any lawsuit, action or proceeding arising out of or related to this agreement, the use of the Content, and/or to any rights granted herein.