Fast and Funny

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Fast and Funny | BBC Scotland Comedy | Deadline: November 13, 2015 | Terms and Conditions

Further Terms & Conditions

1. To be eligible to enter Fast and Funny you must meet the following criteria:

-You must be 18 or over as at 13th November 2015.

-You must be permanently or currently living in Scotland.

- You must not be a BBC employee or any person connected with Room to Write or in a financial relationship with them or their close relative.

- Proof of age, identity and eligibility may be requested. The BBC’s decision as to the eligibility of individual entrants will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

2. Entries should be submitted to by midnight on Friday 13th November 2015.

3. The BBC will only ever use personal details for the purposes of administering the scheme. Please see the BBC’s Privacy Policy.

4. Closing date for entries is midnight on Friday 13th November. You will not be able to submit an entry after this date and time.

5. Only one entry per person is permitted.

6. All entries must be the original work of the entrant/s and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The BBC accepts no liability if entrants ignore these rules and entrants agree to fully indemnify the BBC against any claims by any third party arising from any breach of these rules.

7. All entries and anything developed as part of this scheme must be suitable to be broadcast/published by the BBC.

8. Entrants retain the copyright in their original ideas but on being selected will grant to the BBC a licence to broadcast their material across all media, as well as use it on any online platforms on standard prevailing BBC terms (as agreed with the Writer’s Guild, Society Of Authors and Personal Managers Association).

9. You warrant, represent and undertake to the BBC that:

-you have the power and authority to submit to the initiative and grant the rights set out in clause 8 above and you are not precluded for any reason from fulfilling your obligations hereunder;

- All information provided by you to the BBC is true and correct;

- Your entry: (a) contains no material that is obscene, defamatory or unlawful; (b) does not infringe the copyright or any other personal or proprietary right of any person, firm or company.

- you have obtained all necessary assignments, licences, consents, grants of rights and waivers of moral rights from contributors/actors (including parent/guardian where applicable), location providers and/or underlying rights holders to allow you to submit the film to the BBC and for the BBC to use the film as part of Room to Write: Fast and Funny and exercise the rights granted above.

- No fees, residuals and/or royalties shall be payable by the BBC to any third party in relation to the entries (including but not limited to any underlying rights-holder in or contributor to the film) for the full period of copyright and any extensions renewals or revivals thereof.

10. You agree to indemnify the BBC against all legal fees, damages, fines and other expenses that may be incurred by the BBC as a result of your breach of or non-compliance with the above warranties.

11. By applying for this initiative, entrants warrant that they have legal capacity to enter the scheme and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

12. All entries will be judged on the following criteria:

a. The quality of the writing.

b. Humour and comedy content.

c. Originality and future individual potential.

Entries will be judged through the following process:

Stage One

All entries and ideas will be reviewed by a team of BBC staff, who will assess the entries against the criteria outlined above and select a longlist of up to 15 entries.

Stage Two

A short list of up to 15 entrants will be selected to be sent for consideration by a judging panel.

Stage Three

The judging panel will review and discuss the submissions and assess the entries with the intention of selecting 5-6 individuals to work with as part of the initiative – with a view to filming their material and work in summer 2016 in Scotland.

13. Entrants must agree to take part in any post-scheme publicity if required.

14. Entrants must agree to take part in any capturing of the development process for promotion of the initiative.

15. The BBC’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

16. The BBC reserves the right to disqualify any entry which breaches any of these terms and conditions.

17. The BBC reserves the right to cancel or alter the scheme at any stage, including members of the judging panel if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside its control. In this event, a notice will be posted on the following website:

18. The BBC reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any stage, including changing or substituting the selection process and the development opportunities. In this event, a notice will be posted on the following website:

19. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of England and Wales.

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