The Coolfire Companies (Coolfire Studios, LLC and Coolfire Solutions, LLC - collectively, "Coolfire") do not regularly accept unsolicited ideas, treatments, concepts, scripts, or other materials.
However, Coolfire occasionally considers new ideas, formats or concepts from outside sources. If you have an idea, treatment, concept, pitch reel, or other material you'd like Coolfire to consider, you may submit such materials
to Coolfire, but only if you first acknowledge and agree to the Coolfire Submission Policy and Submission Release Agreement.
COOLFIRE SUBMISSION POLICY and SUBMISSION RELEASE AGREEMENT
Coolfire Studios, LLC, and Coolfire Solutions, LLC, their parents, subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively “Coolfire”) thank you for your ideas, concepts, program formats, treatments, scripts, literary material, and other suggestions and materials (“Submission” or “Submissions”). You acknowledge and agree that Your Submission is subject to this Submission Release Agreement (“Agreement”).
This Agreement sets forth Your rights, and the rights and obligations of Coolfire, to and with respect to any and all Submissions. This Agreement is necessary to avoid misunderstanding, and to protect everyone concerned. Please be aware that Coolfire will only accept and consider Your Submission if You (as defined immediately below) agree to the terms set forth in this Agreement. Any reference to “You” or “Your” in this Agreement applies to (i) you and your parents, subsidiaries and affiliates (if you are a company); (ii) you and your principals, licensors and sublicensors (if you are an agent acting on behalf of another person or entity); and (iii) you and your agents, licensees, sublicensees and assigns (if you are the author of the Submission).
Did You Originate the Submission?
Coolfire will only accept Submissions in written form. Your Submission will only be considered at Your request and with Your guarantee that You are the originator of all contents of the Submission and You have the legal right to submit it to Coolfire for consideration.
Disclosure to Coolfire
You accept that Coolfire may discuss Your Submission with employees, and possibly others, to evaluate its usefulness to Coolfire. You agree that any consideration of Your Submission does not create a confidential relationship between You and Coolfire.
No Implied Contract
You agree that no contract or obligation of any kind is assumed by Coolfire or may be implied against Coolfire by reason of Coolfire’s acceptance and/or review of Your Submission and/or any discussions or negotiations Coolfire may have concerning Your Submission. Specifically, you expressly acknowledge and agree that neither Your submission of any materials, nor Coolfire’s review of Your Submission, nor Coolfire’s willingness to consider negotiating with you regarding Your Submission, constitutes or creates an implied-in-fact or implied-in-law contract, even if there exists an industry custom to the contrary.
What is Protected and What are You Entitled To Compensation For?
You understand that Coolfire is constantly developing entertainment and other properties from ideas generated by its employees or other outside sources, and that Coolfire may already have had access to, and/or may have independently created in the past, be in the process of creating, or create in the future, ideas, concepts, or other materials that may be similar or even identical to Your Submission. You understand that it is not uncommon for more than one individual or company to originate substantially similar ideas, independent of each other. You agree to renounce any claim that Coolfire misappropriated any ideas or portions of Your Submission in any future Coolfire programs or activities, except as set forth in the immediately following paragraph.
You acknowledge and agree that Your entitlement to any compensation is entirely dependent upon and subject to Coolfire and You entering into a new written contract (separate from this Agreement) signed by both parties and specifically related to Coolfire’s use of Your Submission. If Coolfire and You do not enter into such a written contract, You will not be entitled to any compensation from Coolfire whatsoever related to Your Submission. You further understand that Coolfire will only have an obligation to get permission from You and to compensate You for those portions of Your Submission that are expressed in sufficient detail that they are protected under copyright law or other intellectual property laws.
No Acknowledgement of Intellectual Property Rights
You understand that neither Coolfire’s consideration of Your Submission, nor Coolfire’s willingness to negotiate a potential written contract with You regarding Your Submission, shall constitute an acknowledgement or acceptance by Coolfire that You have any protectable copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights in Your Submission. You further understand that Coolfire has not waived any rights it may have to contest any copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights You may claim to have in Your Submission.
Submission Not Returned
Coolfire is not obligated to return Your Submission to You. You should keep a copy of any materials submitted. Do not send any materials You consider irreplaceable.
Modification in Writing Only
The above conditions may not be changed or waived except in writing and signed by an officer of Coolfire.
Blanket Release Form
By accepting this Agreement, You acknowledge and agree that these terms will hereby apply to any and all current as well as future Submissions, and that Coolfire would not consider any Submission from you without your acceptance of this Agreement. You also agree that this Agreement applies to any Submissions previously submitted by You to Coolfire regardless of whether the previous Submission was submitted under a prior version of this Agreement or without any Agreement at all.
Do you accept all of the terms of this Agreement?
For the avoidance of doubt, please note that this Agreement applies to individuals signing on behalf of themselves and to individuals who will be submitting program ideas and/or materials to Coolfire on behalf of others (e.g. another person, a partnership, a company, or other persons or legal entities), and is therefore binding on all such others as well. In order to accept the terms of this Agreement you must be the owner of or an authorized representative of the owner of the materials. In addition, if signing on behalf of others (as described above), you must have the legal right to accept the terms of this Agreement on their behalf. Again, Your acceptance of this Agreement will apply to all current as well as future program submissions made to Coolfire.