Call for Entries: Electric Cinema

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      <strong style=”color: #000000; font-size: 1.5em; font-weight: bold;” title=”Submit your pitch to create an Electric Short film”>Submit your
      pitch to create a short film for Electric Cinema

      • Win
        5,000 to create an Electric Short film
        at a Soho House Property
      • Host: Electric
        House/Mercedes-Benz
      • <p style=”display: inline;”>Pitch your
        film proposal themed on Desire in no
        more than 400 words, and win the opportunity to shoot it for real at a
        Soho House property.

        This summer the Soho House Group will launch the Electric Shorts
        film competition, supported by Mercedes-Benz and in association with
        Empire Magazine. Electric Shorts will give both unknown and established
        filmmakers the opportunity to have their work championed by a group of
        film and media experts, plus the chance to win 5,000 to make a film
        which will be screened at the world famous Electric Cinema.

        (BEFORE YOU ENTER, PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE RULES AND TERMS
        LOCATED UNDER THE DETAILS SECTION)

      TO PARTICIPATE:

      -Write a 400 word pitch
      themed on “Desire”

      -Go to http://tlnt.at/ajMMWC
      -Log
      in to your Talenthouse profile and click the ‘Participate’ button
      -Submit
      your pitch in PDF format

    • #176769
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      Okay, anyone interested in this contest better read the terms and conditions first. Everything I found particularly pertinent I’ve bolded:

      Target Group
      Filmmakers
      Selection Criteria
      DRAFT TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR ELECTRIC SHORTS COMPETITION

      GENERAL RULES

      1. The Electric Shorts Competition (the “Competition”) will be
      governed by these terms and conditions (the “Terms”) and by submitting
      an entry to the Competition entrants agree that they have read and
      understood these Terms and will be bound by them.

      2. The promoter of this Competition is Soho House Limited
      with its registered address at 72-74 Dean Street, London, W1D 3SG, with
      company number: 03288116 (the “Promoter”). The Promoter’s media partner
      is Empire Magazine (“Empire”), and the Promoter’s prize partner is
      Mercedez-Benz.

      3. This Competition is open to the general public aged 18
      and over, excluding employees and immediate relatives of employees
      (defined for the purpose of these Terms as husband, wife, mother,
      father, sister, brother, son, daughter, or persons residing in the
      household of such employees), of the Promoter, Empire and Mercedes-Benz
      and/or of their respective parent companies, subsidiary companies,
      affiliated companies, advertising and promotion (including public
      relations) agencies or any other person professionally connected with
      this Competition.

      THE COMPETITION

      1. This is a two-stage Competition:

      – Stage 1 – Entries are submitted and seven Finalists are
      selected by a Panel to receive a Prize Grant to make an Electric Short;
      and

      – Stage 2 – a Winner is chosen from the Finalists by online
      public vote.

      TIMING

      1. Entries must be submitted by the closing date at midday on 1
      July 2010 (the “EntryPeriod”)
      .

      2. Following selection, Finalists will be required to
      complete the Electric Short ready for screening, by 1 October 2010.

      3. A public vote will be conducted online after 1 October
      2010, and the Main Prize will be announced following the results of the
      online vote.

      HOW TO ENTER

      1. Each entrant to the Competition (an “Entrant”) must visit the
      competition website: http://www.talenthouse.com (the “Website”) during the
      Entry Period and submit their name along with a written proposal of no
      longer than 400 words for an Electric Short (an “Entry”). DO NOT INCLUDE
      YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION ON YOUR SUBMISSION. If you are a finalist, you
      will be asked by an employee of Talenthouse Inc. to provide your
      contact information, to forward on to the judges.

      2. For the purposes of these Terms, the proposed Electric
      Short must:

      – be no longer than two (2) minutes including titles and
      credits;

      – be directed and produced by the Entrant;

      – reflect the theme of ‘Desire’;

      be set in one of the following Soho House Group locations:

      i. Babington;

      — ii. Dean Street Townhouse;

      — iii. Cowshed;

      — iv. Soho House New York;

      — v. Shoreditch Rooms;

      — vi. Soho House Berlin; and

      — vii. High Road House
      (an “Electric Short”).

      1. By submitting an Entry, Entrants confirm that all
      information provided is true and accurate to the best of their knowledge
      and belief and that the Entrant has the right to submit the Entry.

      2.If any Entrant is determined by the Promoter to have
      breached these Terms they will be disqualified. In the event that a
      Finalist is disqualified the Promoter will choose another Winner at
      random from the other Entries submitted during the Entry Period.

      3. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for lost, damaged,
      incomplete or delayed entries. Proof of entry is not proof of receipt.
      No Entries will be returned.

      RESTRICTIONS ON ENTRY

      1. All proposals for Electric Shorts:

      – must be original;

      – must not have been made into a film previously by the
      Entrant;

      – must have been made specifically for the Electric Shorts
      Competition;

      – must not contain any illegal, antisocial, obscene or
      defamatory subject matter; and

      – must not infringe any third party intellectual property
      rights.

      2. Entries are limited to one (1) Entry per person. Multiple
      Entries will be void and the Promoter reserves the right to disqualify
      Entrants who attempt to make multiple Entries.

      3. Entries received outside of the Entry Period will not be
      eligible to win a Prize.

      4. Entries that are incomplete will be deemed invalid. No
      responsibility will be accepted by the Promoter for Entries lost,
      delayed or damaged in transmission.

      SELECTION OF FINALISTS

      1. A list of seven finalists, one for each Soho House Group
      location, will be chosen by a panel of judges which includes industry
      experts such as Kris Thykier, Claudia Winkleman, Mark Dinning, Andy
      Harries, Rebekah Gilbertson, Amanda Posey, Finola Dwyer and Duncan Heath
      (the “Panel”) using the following criteria:

      – originality;

      – creativity;

      – reflection of the theme of ‘Desire’; and

      – use of the Soho House Group locations.

      2. The finalists will be notified by phone or email within
      ten (10) days of the decision of the Panel which shall, in any event, be
      given no later than six (6) weeks following the end of the Entry
      Period.

      3. If a finalist does not confirm acceptance of the Prize
      Grant and the Prize Grant Terms and Conditions (as defined below) within
      ten (10) days of notification then the finalist will be deemed to have
      forfeited his/her position in the final and the Promoter shall
      re-allocate the position of finalist by choosing another finalist using
      the criteria listed at clause 17 above from the other Entries submitted
      during the Entry Period. This process shall be repeated until a finalist
      accepts his position in the final and is identified as a finalist (a
      “Finalist”).

      4. Each Finalist will receive 5,000 in cash (allocated in
      local currency), from the Promoter to make their Electric Short along
      with such reasonable pre-approved travel and accommodation expenses as
      agreed in advance, in writing, between the Promoter and each Finalist
      (the “Prize Grant”).

      5. For the avoidance of doubt, the Promoter, Empire and
      Mercedes-Benz are not liable for any costs of the film over and above
      the 5,000 grant (allocated in local currency), or any other
      pre-approved travel and accommodation expenses as agreed in advance in
      writing by the Promoter.

      INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND CLEARANCES

      1. In order to receive the Prize Grant each Finalist is required to
      sign up to terms and conditions regarding the shooting specifications,
      clearance rights and the licences to be granted to the Promoter (the
      “Prize Grant Terms and Conditions”).

      2. The Prize Grant Terms and Conditions will require certain
      licences to be granted to the Promoter, Mercedes-Benz and Empire in
      relation to the Electric Short, however any intellectual property rights
      in the Electric Short will remain the property of the Finalist.

      3. As stated above, any finalist who refuses to sign up to
      the Prize Grant Terms and Conditions will be deemed to have forfeited
      his or her position in the final and the Prize Grant.

      HOW TO WIN

      1. The winner will be determined by public vote on the website
      http://www.electricshorts.com for a period following submission of the Electric
      Shorts on 1 October 2010.

      THE MAIN PRIZE

      1. The Winner will receive a complimentary Soho House Everyhouse
      Membership for two (2) years subject to Soho House??s standard
      membership terms and conditions, as advised at the time the membership
      is granted to the Winner (the “Main Prize”).

      2. The Winner is responsible for all other costs incurred as
      part of the Main Prize including but not limited to all beverages,
      spending money, meals or travel costs.

      3. There is no cash or other alternative to the Main Prize
      stated and the Main Prize is not transferable and no part or parts of
      the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.
      Notwithstanding the above, in the event that the Main Prize is
      unavailable, due to reasons beyond the reasonable control of the
      Promoter, the Promoter may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the
      Main Prize offered under this Competition, provided that any alternative
      prize offered in replacement of a the Main Prize shall be of equal or
      greater value than the original Main Prize.

      NOTIFICATION

      1. The Promoter will initially attempt to notify the Winner by
      telephone within fourteen (14) days of the end of the public vote and
      will follow up by written confirmation either by post or e-mail.

      2. In the event that the Promoter cannot for any reason
      contact the Winner within seven (7) days of first notification or should
      the Winner fail to get back in touch with the Promoter within four (4)
      weeks of first notification the Winner will be deemed to have forfeited
      the Main Prize and the Panel shall re-allocate the Main Prize by
      choosing another Winner from the Finalists.
      This process shall be
      repeated until a Winner claims the Main Prize and is identified as the
      Winner.

      3. Upon acceptance of the Main Prize the Winner will be
      contacted by the Promoter within ten (10) days with details of how to
      redeem the Main Prize.

      4. The Winner may be required to provide a written
      acknowledgment of acceptance of all the Terms of the Competition prior
      to receiving the Main Prize.

      5. The Winner of the Main Prize is responsible for all
      applicable taxes and expenses not specified in the prize description.

      6. The Promoter reserves the right to select an alternative
      Winner in the event that the Promoter has reasonable grounds for
      believing that a selected Winner has contravened any of these Terms.

      7. The Promoter’s decision is final with respect to any
      aspect of the Competition, including the determination of the Winner of
      the Main Prize. No correspondence will be entered into.

      PUBLICITY AND PERSONAL DATA

      1. Finalists agree to participate in publicity activities
      pertaining to the Competition as connected with the Promoter,
      Mercedes-Benz and Empire, including interviews and appearances in photo
      and video content.

      2. By entering this Competition, Entrants agree that the
      Promoter may disclose their name and county on the website
      http://www.electricshorts.com and in promotional material in the event that an
      Entrant is selected as a Finalist or Winner.

      3. Any personal information, including without limitation,
      the entrant’s name, age, address (including postcode), telephone number
      and/or email address will be used solely in connection with this
      Competition and for any purpose for which the entrant specifically opts
      in and will not be disclosed to any third party apart from the Promoter,
      Mercedes-Benz and Empire Magazine except for (a) the purpose of
      fulfilling the prize(s) where applicable and (b) for any purpose for
      which the entrant specifically opts in. Any personal information held by
      the Promoter in respect of any Competition will be held on record for a
      reasonable period to fulfill the purpose for which such personal
      information was collected.

      MISCELLANEOUS

      1. Each provision excluding or limiting liability is to be
      construed separately and will apply and survive even if for any reason
      any of the other provisions are held to be inapplicable or unenforceable
      in any circumstances. Each of the provisions excluding or limiting
      liability will remain in force notwithstanding any termination of these
      Terms.

      2. The Promoter shall not be liable for any delay in
      performing or partial or total failure to perform any of its obligations
      to the Entrants under these Terms if such delay or failure is caused by
      circumstances beyond its reasonable control including without
      limitation delays, changes, disruptions, cancellations, diversions or
      substitutions howsoever caused including without limitation as a result
      of war, terrorist action or threatened terrorist action, strikes,
      hostilities, civil commotions, accidents, fire, flood or natural
      catastrophes or arising without limitation out of or in connection with
      (i) the activities of third party event organisers; (ii) any form of
      transportation (including but not limited to flights, trains, coaches,
      buses, ferries, taxis or cars). For the avoidance of doubt, the
      affected Entrants shall be solely liable for any additional costs
      incurred as a result.

      3. The Promoter reserves the right, at any time and from
      time to time, to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the
      Competition with or without prior notice due to reasons outside its
      control (including, without limitation, in the case of anticipated,
      suspected or actual fraud). The decision of the Promoter in all matters
      under its control is final and binding.

      4. Nothing in these Terms shall limit the Promoter’s
      liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence of the
      Promoter and/or deceit or fraud by Promoter.

      5. These Terms may be amended or varied at any time by the
      Promoter on notice.
      No waiver of any rights by the Promoter or any
      entrant will be taken as a waiver of any other rights it may have. For
      example, if the Promoter waives its right to complain about a particular
      breach of these Terms by an entrant, it does not prevent the Promoter
      from complaining about other breaches.

      6. These Terms shall be governed by and construed in
      accordance with the laws of England and Wales and any disputes shall be
      subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

      7. Any queries regarding the Competition should specify the name of
      the Competition and be addressed to: Soho House Group, 72-74 Dean
      Street, London, W1D 3SG.

      <strong style=”display: block;”>Submission requirements
      Submit your written proposal in PDF format. It must reflect the theme of
      Desire in no more than 400 words. Entries must be submitted by July 1
      2010

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