1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
The TCM's Ultimate Fan Contest ("Contest") is open to all legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 years or older as of October 1, 2013, except employees of Turner Classic Movies, Inc. (the "Sponsor"), and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies (collectively, with the Sponsor, the "Contest Entities") are not eligible to enter or win. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law. Contest is governed by U.S. law and subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. By entering the Contest, entrants agree to accept and be bound by all terms of these Official Rules and Regulations ("Official Rules") and understand and agree that they and/or their Submissions (as defined below) may appear in television, internet, print media and/or social media relating to the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility of any entrant.
2. HOW TO ENTER:
From 10am Eastern Standard Time ("ET") on October 1, 2013 to 11:59pm ET on October 31, 2013 (the "Entry Period"), Sponsor will conduct a Contest encouraging participants to enter for a chance to host the introduction of a film on TCM's cable television network, and to introduce a film screening in person in front of a live audience at TCM's Classic Film Festival in 2014 in Los Angeles. During the Entry Period, a participant must: (i) log on to TCM's website at www.tcm.com/ultimatefan ("TCM's Website"); (ii) submit his/her name, email address, phone number, and other contact information required at the TCM Website (if any) (the "Contact Info"), provide the title of your submitted Video; and (iii) upload a video (the "Video") of themselves auditioning for the role of host by introducing a film of his or her choice. Videos must not exceed ninety (90) seconds in length, and must be in mp4, or webm formats, or any other format that Sponsor accepts at the point of upload, or a link to the Video posted on YouTube. Please note that entries which contain third party music or film clips of any kind may be disqualified by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entrant must be the only person appearing in Entrant's submission. Other submission requirements are listed below. Incomplete or inaccurate entries are void. Video entries submitted in the Contest may be posted on Sponsor's websites, social media sites, or on its cable television station, and Entrant agrees and consents to such use without any expectation of compensation beyond the potential of winning the Prize. The Contest Entities shall have the right to disqualify any entries that they deem to be obscene, vulgar, sexually explicit, lewd, derogatory, inappropriate, or otherwise not in good taste or that are not in compliance with these Official Rules, as determined by the Contest Entities in their sole discretion.
Entrant hereby grants to the Contest Entities and their designees the irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, edit, market, store, distribute, have distributed, publicly and privately display, communicate, publicly and privately perform, transmit, have transmitted, create derivative works based upon, and promote Entrant's image (including photographs and video), the Contact Info, and comments, (collectively, the "Submission") in connection with the Contest and such other products or services as the Contest Entities may designate in any medium now known or hereafter devised for editorial, commercial, promotional and/or any other purpose. In addition, the Contest Entities shall have the right to reproduce and distribute Entrant's Submission for promotional purposes in broadcast, print and or other media as the Contest Entities may determine in their sole discretion. Entrant agrees that the Contest Entities own all right, title, and interest in any compilation, collective work, or other derivative work created by the Contest Entities using or incorporating Entrant's Submission. Entrant hereby grants to the Contest Entities the right to edit any of his/her Submission, in whole or in part. In addition, Entrant hereby grant to the Contest Entities and their designees the right to use any edited Submission, or parts of a Submission, without Entrant's approval and waive any right to inspect or approve uses of the Submission prior to or following publication and any right to compensation for the Submission. All elements of Entrant's Submission must be Entrant's original work and must be owned by Entrant, and Entrant must have the right to grant any and all necessary rights and licenses, including without limitation, all necessary copyright and other related rights to all of the materials, free and clear of all claims and encumbrances without violating the rights of any person or entity, including any right to privacy or publicity. Entrant's Submission should not include the likeness of a third party, unless permission of said third party has been given, or contain elements not owned by Entrant (including but not limited to trademarks or logos). By submitting Entrant's Submission, Entrant agrees to release and hold harmless the Contest Entities and their officers, directors, employees, and agents from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of Entrant's Submission or Entrant's participation in any phase of this Contest. Video Submissions may not:
• Contain content that infringes a third parties rights.
• Contain content that portrays graphic violence, language or other acts resulting in serious injury or death, including those of a sexual nature.
• Contain personal information not Entrant's own and/or posted without permission.
• Be intended to victimize, harass, degrade or intimidate an individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation.
• Contain content which is illegal or incite illegal activity.
• Contain sexually explicit images of a pornographic or obscene nature, and/or material harmful to minors.
• Appear to advertise and/or promote the sale of products or services, including, without limitation: lotteries, ammunition, firearms, fireworks and other explosive materials, tobacco, alcohol, adult products and services, such as phone sex and escort services, illegal products and services, and other products and services deemed inappropriate.
Submissions must be in English. Any voice-over included as part of video Submission must be performed by the Entrant. All Submissions must be submitted in the name of an individual person and prize can only be awarded to the person whose name is on the winning Submission. The Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for misdirected, delayed, incomplete, inaccurate, lost, late, illegible or undeliverable Submissions or votes, technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, intellectual property theft or other unauthorized use of intellectual property, or other errors or problems which may limit or affect a person's ability to participate in the Contest, whether human, mechanical, typographical, printing, electronic, network or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of Submissions, the tabulation of votes, the announcement of the prize or in any Contest-related materials. In the event of sabotage, acts of God, terrorism or threats thereof, computer virus or other events or causes beyond the Sponsor's control, which corrupt the integrity, administration, security or proper operation of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend the Contest (or a portion thereof). In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to judge all eligible, non-suspect Submissions received prior to the event requiring such cancellation using the judging procedure outlined below. False or deceptive Submissions or acts will render the Entrant ineligible. Entrant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the relationship between Entrant and Sponsor is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship, and that entrant's decision to submit his/her Submission to Sponsor for purposes of the Contest does not place Sponsor in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of entrant's Submission. By entering this Contest, Entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor may create on its own or obtain many Submissions under this Contest and that such Submissions may be similar or identical in theme, idea, format or other respects to others submitted under this Contest and/or other contests staged and/or sponsored by Sponsor, and waive any and all claims entrant may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, that any Submissions and/or other works accepted, reviewed and/or used by other entrants and/or Sponsor (or its designees) may be similar to entrant's Submission. Entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor has no, nor shall have in the future, any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of any copyright in and to Entrant's Submission. Limit one (1) Submission per person or e-mail address.
One Grand Prize Winner will be selected by representatives of TCM ("TCM Judges") from among all eligible Submissions received during the Entry Period based on the following criteria: (i) 50% originality and creativity of substance of introduction; and (ii) 50% presentation skills and attributes; (the "Judging Criteria"). The Grand Prize Winner will be declared pending verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on or about November 30, 2013. Participants acknowledge and understand that Released Parties are not responsible for any unauthorized use by a third party of any Submission. Each potential Grand Prize Winner will be notified by using the Contact Info Entrant provided to Sponsor via the Contest Website. If potential Grand Prize Winner does not respond back to such notification within two (2) days of such notification, such potential Grand Prize Winner may, in Sponsor's discretion, but disqualified and the TCM Judges shall have the right to select another Entrant as the Grand Prize Winner. Potential Grand Prize Winners may be required to pass a civil, criminal and financial background check and may be disqualified if such check reveals anything in the Sponsor's discretion that merits such action. The potential Grand Prize Winner may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility, liability release and, except where prohibited by law, publicity release and return within five (5) days of date of issuance of notification. Potential Finalists will also provide proof in a form acceptable to Sponsor, that he/she has obtained releases from all parties appearing on any Submissions (if any). The decisions of the Sponsor and TCM Judges in all rounds will be final and binding in all matters.
4. PRIZE & RELATED LOGISTICS EXPENSES:
One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive the opportunity to: (a) introduce one (1) film on Sponsor's TCM cable television network; and (b) introduce one (1) film in person in front of a live audience at Sponsor's 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival (the "Festival") in 2014 in Los Angeles, and to attend the Festival with a guest, all as described in more detail below (the "Prize"). Sponsor will also pay for the logistics expenses listed below in connection with the Prize, but such expenses shall not be considered part of the value of the Prize itself, as they are not directly beneficial to the Grand Prize Winner.
• Prize: The Prize shall include the following: (a) opportunity to appear on the TCM cable network introducing a film of Sponsor's choosing; (b) opportunity to introduce a film in front of a live audience at the 2014 Classic Film Festival in LA; (c) one (1) room, double-occupancy standard hotel accommodations for two (2) at hotel of Sponsor's choosing in Los Angeles for three (3) nights; (d) one (1) Spotlight-level pass to the Festival for Grand Prize Winner and one (1) Spotlight-level pass for Winner's guest; and (e) Five Hundred Dollars ($500) for food, ground transportation, and other expenses related to attending the Festival. The total anticipated retail value of the Prize is Three Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($3,750).
• Atlanta Expenses: Sponsor will cover the following expenses for the Grand Prize Winner's trip to Atlanta, GA: (a) round trip coach class air transportation for one (1) from the major U.S. gateway airport nearest the Grand Prize Winner's residence to Hartsfield-Jackson airport; (b) one (1) room, double-occupancy standard hotel accommodations at a hotel of Sponsor's choosing in Atlanta, GA, for two (2) nights; (c) a Fifty Dollar ($50) per day per diem.
• LA Expenses: The expenses that Sponsor will pay for the trip to Los Angeles are: (a) round trip coach class air transportation for two (2) from the major U.S. gateway airport nearest the Grand Prize Winner's residence to LAX airport; (b) one (1) room, double-occupancy standard hotel accommodations for two (2) at hotel of Sponsor's choosing in Los Angeles, for one (1) night.
If winner resides within a 100-mile radius of Atlanta or Los Angeles, Sponsor reserves the right to provide ground transportation in lieu of air transportation and no compensation or substitution will be provided for difference in prize value. Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor's agent, on a carrier of Sponsor's choice. Travel must be taken on dates specified by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation to winner. Certain travel restrictions may apply. Winner is solely responsible for all expenses, costs or fees associated with acceptance and/or use of the prize not specified herein as being paid for or awarded by Sponsor. Winner's guest must be of the legal age of majority in his/her states of residence (and at least 18 years of age), unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, and must execute and return a liability/publicity release prior to issuance of travel documents. If guest is a minor in his/her state of residence, minor's parent/legal guardian must execute and return all releases on behalf of minor. Winner and guest must travel together on the same itinerary. If winner cannot accept prize as stated, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor's discretion, a runner-up will be notified.
5. GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS:
By entering this Contest and/or accepting a prize, participants grant Sponsor and its designees the right, unless prohibited by law, to use their names, cities and states of residences, voices, performances, pictures and likenesses (including recorded media coverage), without compensation, notification or approval, for the purpose of advertising, promotional and other purposes, in any manner or medium, now or hereafter known, throughout the universe in perpetuity. The Contest Entities, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") expressly disclaim any responsibility and Entrants agree to, waive all rights to sue, and indemnifies and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, actions, demands and/or liability for injury, damage or loss whatsoever relating to or arising in connection with participation in this Contest (regardless of the cause of such injury, damage or loss), Sponsor's use of any materials submitted by participant and/or the delivery and/or subsequent use or misuse of any of the prize awarded (including any claims of personal injury or death that occurs in Atlanta, Los Angeles, or travel to and from both places whatever the cause).
6. OFFICIAL RULES OR WINNERS' LIST:
For a copy of these Official Rules or the Winners List (available after December 1, 2013), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the following address by January 31, 2014: (please specify "Official Rules" or "Winners") — "TCM's Ultimate Fan Contest," 1050 Techwood Drive, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318. VT residents may omit return postage on rules requests.
SPONSOR: Turner Classic Movies, Inc. 1050 Techwood Drive, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318.
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