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>Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 01:17:08 -0500 (EST)
>From: [log in to unmask]
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>FOR LISTINGS: PLEASE LIST OR POST FOR ALL WRITERS.  THANK YOU.  ATTACHED IS
>APPLICATION FORM.
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>Laughing Horse Productions has extended its screenplay contest deadline to
>FEBRUARY 28, 1997.  Cash prize of $500 for best entry; possible option and
>professional reading. Entry fee is $30.
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>Laughing Horse Productions is an offshoot of Laughing Horse Films in Seattle
>which is currently producing a film directed by Martin Sheen, featuring
>Martin and George C. Scott, entitled THE ACTOR.  THE ACTOR was written by
>Jason Miller, Pulitzer Prizer Winner (THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON).  LHFilms is
>also producing a film featuring Shelley Berman, Howard Morris, Pat
>Harrington, Bert Remsen, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway and other veteran
>comedians.  This film is to promote The Pacific Northwest, encourage local
>filmmaking and will receive wide distribution.  It is being co-produced with
>Sam Denoff and cowritten by Hank Bradford (MASH).
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>Laughing Horse Productions (LHP) is a nonprofit service organization designed
>to assist filmmakers and videographers with their production needs through
>referral services, technical assistance and consulting.  LHP offers funding
>resource information for screenwriters, producers, directors, and film
>artists involved in shorts, feature films, and documentaries.  Through our
>annual screenplay contest, we will provide the winner's name to producers and
>directors in Los Angeles, New York and Seattle.  LHP will publish a quarterly
>Log Book with synopsis of submitted scripts.  Our Log Book will go to major
>agents, producers and directors.
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>GUIDELINES
>1) Open to all writers; 2) ONLY non-optioned, non-produced,  feature-length
>screenplays will be accepted; 3) All screenplays must be in standard
>screenplay format; 4) Screenplays cannot be more than 120 pages long; 5) Each
>screenplay must be accompanied by a one-page synopsis; 6) All screenplays
>must have a copyright or be registered with the WGA; 7) All screenplays must
>be postmarked by FEBRUARY 28, 1997; 8) Each screenplay must be sent with a
>non-refundable $30 entry fee. 9) Application and Release Form must be sent
>with each screenplay.
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>AWARDS
>All winners will be featured in our quarterly newsletter and other
>promotional materials.
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>FIRST PRIZE: $500 dollars, a possible option, a professional  reading, and
>the synopsis will be included  in our Log Book.
>SECOND PRIZE: Professional reading and the synopsis will be included in our
>Log Book
>THIRD PRIZE: Ten screenplays will be selected as finalists and their synopsis
>will automatically be  included in our Log Book.
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>All winning writers who sent in $10 for their synopsis to be included in the
>Log Book will receive a refund.
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>Laughing Horse Productions will soon have a Web Site on the internet with
>Laughing Horse Films (a commercial filmmaking company).  The winners' names
>and synopsis will be posted on the Web Site.
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>SELECTION  AND JUDGING
>Judges will be film professionals from Los Angeles and Seattle.  The judges
>will not see the names of the writers on the screenplays or synopsis, so all
>judging will be completely objective.  Notification will go out by March 30,
>1997.  WINNERS will be notified by phone and other submissions will receive a
>letter.
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>If you'd like a PROFESSIONAL CRITIQUE of your screenplay, please include $25
>per screenplay and we will send you a critique by April 15th, 1997.
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>                  PLEASE MAIL ALL SUBMISSIONS TO:
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>                               Laughing Horse Productions
>                                   7777 - 10th AVE. SW
>                                     Seattle, WA  98106
>7777 - 10TH AVE SW, SEATTLE, WA  98106;  (206) 762-5525   Fax: (206) 762-5525
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>1997  LAUGHING  HORSE  PRODUCTIONS  SCREENPLAY  CONTEST
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>ADDRESS:
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>PHONE:  (             )                    FAX: (        )                        S S NUMBER:
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>PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
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>TITLE OF SCREENPLAY:                                                   NUMBER OF PAGES:
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>GENRE:  ACTION ______________  COMEDY  ______________  DRAMA  ______________
> THRILLER  _____________
>                 HORROR  _____________  SCI-FI   _______________  NON-FICTION
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>WHERE DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS CONTEST?
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>WOULD YOU LIKE A PROFESSIONAL CRITIQUE?                        IF SO, ENCLOSE $25
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>WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE INCLUDED IN OUR LOG BOOK:         IF SO, ENCLOSE $10
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>IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR  MATERIAL RETURNED, PLEASE ENCLOSE A SELF-ADDRESSED
>STAMPED ENVELOPE.  OTHERWISE, ALL SCREENPLAYS WILL BE DESTROYED.
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>I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE GUIDLINES AS DESCRIBED.  I HAVE ENCLOSED MY
>NON-REFUNDABLE $30 _______ TO SUBMIT THE ABOVE TITLED SCREENPLAY.  IN
>ADDITION,  I HAVE ENCLOSED $25________ FOR A PROFESSIONAL CRITIQUE AND $10
>________ TO BE INCLUDED IN LAUGHING HORSE PRODUCTION'S LOG BOOK.
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>SIGNATURE:
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>Make checks payable to:  LAUGHING HORSE PRODUCTIONS
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>Laughing Horse Productions Screenplay Contest
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>RELEASE FORM
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>To Whom It Concerns:
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>I am submitting to you herewith the following described material, ideas,
>screenplay or creative work entitled:
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>I recognize that the material may be identical with, similar to, or
>competitive with material that has or may come to you from other sources.
> You may write, produce, or direct material identical, similar to, or
>competitive with the material.  By signing this Agreement, you have informed
>me that you will not examine or consider my material unless you obtain
>complete protection against the possibility of any claim with respect
>thereto.
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>I am not waiving, and this Agreement will not limit, my copyright of the
>Material.  I understand that you may use in any fashion a) any matter which
>is developed by you or your employees or which is otherwise made available to
>you and which contain elements or content which are similar to protectable
>literary property contained in the Material, and/or b) any elements or
>aspects of or matter contained in this Material that is not original, new,
>unique, concrete, and novel and/or which is in the public domain.  I will not
>sue you or bring any action or proceeding against you if you use any such
>matter, nor for your failure to compensate me for your use of the Material if
>you have not agreed in writing to do so, and you are entitled to an
>injunction or other equitable remedy, if such a suit, action, or proceeding
>is brought against our company, Laughing Horse Productions.  I will not at
>any time assert any claim that you, or your office, agents or employees have
>unlawfully or improperly used my Material.  Accordingly, I hereby release
>you, your officers, agents and employees from any and all liability in
>connection herewith.
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>I have retained at least one copy of said Material, and hereby release you of
>and from any and all liability for loss of, damage to, the copies of said
>Material submitted to you.
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>You have no obligation to me (including any obligation to compensate or make
>payments to me, unless you expressly agree to do so), except for those
>expressly stated in this Agreement.
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>I hereby state that a) the Material was created and is owned free and clear
>of all other interests only by m; and b) I have full right to submit the
>Material to you and to comply with this Agreement.  I will fully reimburse if
>you incur any losses, damages, or expenses (including lawyers' fees) if any
>or all of the statements made by me in this Release Form are not true.  I
>represent and warrant to you that the Material does not contravene the rights
>of any persons and that I own or control it and that no one else has any
>rights to it.
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>If either you or I transfer, assign, or license any rights under this
>Agreement, the person making the transfer, assignment, or license will still
>be responsible for performing his/her obligation under this Agreement.
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>I have read this Agreement Release Form and have received a copy of, and
>understand, this Agreement.  You have made no representation, oral or
>written, of any kind to me.  This Agreement states our entire Agreement.
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>You, as the writer, is not obligated to enter into further agreements
>regarding this material until a formal written agreement is signed by both
>parties regarding the enclosed submitted Material.
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>Signature:
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>Print Name:
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>Address:
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>Phone:
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>Laughing Horse Productions
>7777 - 10TH AVE SW, SEATTLE, WA  98106; (206) 762-5525
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Jeremy Butler
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ScreenSite http://www.sa.ua.edu/ScreenSite
Telecommunication & Film/University of Alabama/Tuscaloosa
 
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