Hold on a Second There, Friend. You Better Take a Moment to Read Our Policy Below.
So you want to submit a brilliant script, story or character idea to us?
Please be advised that it is the policy of Paracelsus Films to not accept or consider unsolicited creative ideas, suggestions, or materials. We hope you will understand that it is the intent of this policy to avoid the possibility of any future misunderstandings if your ideas are similar to those we or our associates have in development now, or have developed independently. You may be surprised how often this can happen! Therefore, we must regretfully request that you do not send us any creative materials such as stories, character ideas, treatments, screenplays, or books (“Unsolicited Submissions”). We will not take phone calls or answer emails from writers directly if we have no formal or contractual relationship with the writer. This means we won’t talk to writers we don’t know. Further:
If you submit any Unsolicited Submissions to Paracelsus Films of any kind via email, facsimile, mail or otherwise, they will be treated as non-confidential and shall be deemed, and shall remain, the property of Paracelsus Films.
So… DO NOT send us any Unsolicited Submissions.
Seriously. We mean it.
But in case you decide to ignore our request please note that:
Without limitation of the foregoing, Paracelsus Films shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing rights to the Unsolicited Submissions of every kind and nature, in perpetuity, throughout the universe and Paracelsus Films shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Unsolicited Submissions for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation, credit or any other rights to the provider of the Unsolicited Submissions.
If applicable law restricts or limits the foregoing provisions of this paragraph, you agree, without limitation of the foregoing, that in no event shall Paracelsus Films’ liability with respect to the Unsolicited Submissions exceed the minimum amount payable for the writing of equivalent material under the Writers Guild of America Minimum Basic Agreement then in effect.
Any controversy or claim arising out of our receipt of Unsolicited Submissions will be settled by arbitration in Boston, Massachusetts, before a single arbitrator appointed by the American Arbitration Association. The prevailing party in any such arbitration has the right to recover its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs from the other party.