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Re: “The Doorpost Film Festival, a free screening of Fassbinder's The Marriage of Maria Braun, and more

There are a few things everyone needs to know about the Doorpost Film Project before entering:

1. The Doorpost has the right to exhibit, display and distribute ALL films submitted to their website. This means they can monetize all the films contestants make and submit to their site (even if you do not become a finalist).

2. If you happen to make it to the finals the $40,000 given to the filmmaker is given to make a film for The Doorpost. The filmmaker is a “work-for-hire” and The Doorpost will own the film, all rights to the film as well as all adaptations of the story.

3. The Doorpost has the right to take the finalist’s film and monetize it however they would like without considering the needs and/or wishes of the filmmaker. They do not even have to give the filmmaker a “cut” of any profits because it is considered their “asset”.

4. Essentially The Doorpost is acting as a production company. The filmmakers utilize all their contacts, connections and favors to make a film for The Doorpost that is then owned by The Doorpost. The Doorpost takes these films and monetizes them to fund their film project.

Posted by concernedfilmmaker on 06/24/2010 at 6:30 PM

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