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Old 01-23-2008, 02:09 PM   #1
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Default WoodBerry Productions - Linda Graeme

Folks,

Be extremely cautious when you're dealing with Linda Graeme of WoodBerry Productions. Her motives/morals are certainly questionable.

She wrote to me stating that she would like to review my script, attaching also a "standard" release form to her email.

When I scanned down this "standard" release form I just freaked out. The reason? Clause No.3 states:

"I agree that should I bring any action against you for wrongful appropriation of the Material or any part thereof, such action shall be limited to an action at law for damages; that in no event shall I be entitled to an injunction or any other equitable relief; and that, I agree to pay to you all of your costs and expenses entailed in defending or contesting such action."

She may claim that this is a lie. I am more than happy to forward the original email she sent me to any interested parties.

So guys be very careful before you submit your script to her. Use logic not feeling.

Of course I only submitted my

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Old 01-23-2008, 07:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: WoodBerry Productions - Linda Graeme

I've seen plenty of clauses where the writer agrees only to bring an action at law. The waiver of injunctive relief protects the studio should principal photography begin.

This COULD just be a case where the lawyer meant for the costs of defending the action to apply only when defending cases where injunctive relief (already waived by the writer) is sought.

I think you are right that this is a dangerous paragraph. But it could be a poorly written clause as opposed to a dishonest one. If there was a period instead of the first semicolon, it would read differently. Good catch.

It is also something that usually pops up in option agreements rather than releases.
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Old 01-23-2008, 10:10 PM   #3
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Default Re: WoodBerry Productions - Linda Graeme

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Folks,

Be extremely cautious when you're dealing with Linda Graeme of WoodBerry Productions. Her motives/morals are certainly questionable.

She wrote to me stating that she would like to review my script, attaching also a "standard" release form to her email.

When I scanned down this "standard" release form I just freaked out. The reason? Clause No.3 states:

"I agree that should I bring any action against you for wrongful appropriation of the Material or any part thereof, such action shall be limited to an action at law for damages; that in no event shall I be entitled to an injunction or any other equitable relief; and that, I agree to pay to you all of your costs and expenses entailed in defending or contesting such action."

She may claim that this is a lie. I am more than happy to forward the original email she sent me to any interested parties.

So guys be very careful before you submit your script to her. Use logic not feeling.

Of course I only submitted my

Did you query her with an email, by phone or fax?
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Old 01-24-2008, 05:13 AM   #4
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ylekot43:

Good points you've got there. When I wrote to her asking to clarify this clause she never replied back. I believe this could be interpreted as another indication of conscious wrong doing.
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Old 01-24-2008, 05:14 AM   #5
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By email through scriptblaster. She replied after three months.
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:44 AM   #6
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Ok. I just checked Scriptblaster.... it doesn't look trustworthy or authentic (Money takers!). I'll stay away from that.
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:32 PM   #7
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GoldStarWriter:

Propably it is, yes. I've already splashed $100 on it before realising it though. But I had a couple of replies from respectable companies, even if nothing happened.
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