May 4th-13th, 2017
21st LACF – Film
21st LACF – Comedy Act
21st LACF – Screenplay Competition
20th LACF Comedy Acts Submission
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Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Congo, Republic of the
Northern Mariana Islands
Palestine, State of
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
Virgin Islands, British
Virgin Islands, U.S.
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Live Comedy Category
Please describe category of comedy.
Tell Us About Your Comedy Act
Name of Group
Number of Performers
Performer Names & Email Addresses
Festivals and Awards
Any Special Technical Needs (please explain)
Link to Comedy Act
Password to Video Link
If not mailing DVD of act then please include link to view.
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Application Fee Payment Method
Your application fee is $60
Release and Hold Harmless Agreement
We/I wish to perform our/my comedy material and be included in the 21st LA Comedy Festival 2017 hereby known as “LACF”. We/I grant the festival, its festival director, Lawrin Goulston Salazar and LACF’s sponsors the right to show for promotional purposes on television, on LACF website (www.lacomedyfest.com, www.lacomedyfestival.com), on sponsors’ websites, flyers, posters, press releases, etc. any material submitted by us/me with this application. We/I understand that no materials included with this application will be returned.
I agree to these terms on behalf of the organization that is applying and reference to “I”, “me”, “my” throughout this agreement shall apply to each party; jointly and separately.
I grant LACF, its festival director, Lawrin Goulston Salazar and LACF’s sponsors the full and free right and permission to film/videotape/photograph all work presented at the festival for the purpose of viewing on television, in theatres, on the internet (including streaming live onto the world wide web), on LACF website, on sponsors’ websites, podcasting and/or for archival purposes and for any other valid, lawful purpose in any and all media now known or hereafter developed or devised, worldwide and in perpetuity. I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished videotape, sound track, photograph, advertising copy, audio piece or printed matter that may be used or to the eventual use that it may be applied.
I hereby release, discharge and agree to hold harmless the LA Comedy Festival, its officers, agencies, employees and sponsors from and against any liability as a result of any use, distortion, blurring or alteration that may occur or be introduced in any use or broadcast of the material.
I waive any and all rights to compensation from the duplication, broadcast, and advertising of any film/videotape/photographs of work presented at the festival. All ownership of all comedy material remains with the group/individual. I own all material submitted with application and that will be performed at LACF.
I understand that LACF, its producers, sponsors are relying on this release and accordingly, I hereby irrevocably waive any and all rights to seek or obtain any injunction or other equitable relief against the LA Comedy Festival, its officers, agencies, employees and sponsors.
I warrant that the use of the rights granted here and of any material supplied by me will not violate the rights of any third party. I agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the LA Comedy Festival, its officers, agencies and employees and the LA Comedy Festival’s sponsors from any claims by third parties alleging that our content or material infringes on any third party’s rights. This Release and Hold Harmless Agreement shall bind my assigns and any representative.
This contract is the entire agreement between the parties hereto, and replaces and supersedes any prior agreement or understanding, verbal or written, with respect to the subject matter hereof. No amendment, addendum, modification or waiver of this contract or any portion hereof shall be valid unless contained in a writing signed by both parties hereto.
In exchange for release, I receive the opportunity to perform at the LA Comedy Festival and accept that there is no promise of additional payment, in any form for likeness, image, biography, recording, equipment, or for any other contribution by us on this production.
This contract shall be deemed to be entered into in Los Angeles County, California, and shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of California applicable to agreements entered into and carried out entirely within California. I agree that any and all disputes or controversies arising under this contract or any of its terms shall be resolved under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association, under its Commercial Arbitration Rules, through its Los Angeles, California office; provided, however that I agree that our/my remedies for any breach of this contract by the LA Comedy Festival, its officers, agencies and employees and the LA Comedy Festival’s sponsors will be limited to damages to an action at law to recover and in no event will I be entitled to rescind or terminate this agreement or to seek injunctive or any other equitable relief.
I hereby certify that I am over eighteen years of age and competent to contract in my own name. If I am signing on behalf of an organization, I certify that I have authority to do so and that my signature binds the organization and its performers to all elements of this contract.
I have read the foregoing release and authorization and agreement, before affixing my signature below, and warrant that I fully understand the contents thereof.
I am authorized to sign and give consent for everyone (including but not limited to performers, writers, directors) who contributed to material submitted with the application and will contribute to the live performance at LACF.
AGREEMENT ASSUMING RISK OF INJURY OR DAMAGE, WAIVER, INDEMNITY AND RELEASE OF CLAIMS
(Rev. NOVEMBER 2016)
In consideration of the LA Comedy Festival (“LACF”) in granting permission for the participation in the 21st LA Comedy Festival MAY 4th-13th, 2017.
I/We do hereby agree on behalf of our self, our heirs, executors, assigns and administrators that the LA Comedy Festival, its officers, agencies, venues and employees AND the Actors Company its officers, agencies, employees and sponsors shall not be responsible or liable for any bodily or other personal injury, damage, loss or expense to any person or property incurred while participating in the activity for which this permission is being granted, or engaged in activities related thereto. We further agree to indemnify and hold harmless the LA Comedy Festival, its officers, agencies, venues and employees AND the Actors Company, its officers, agencies, employees and sponsors from all loss or liability including legal costs and attorney’s fees that may arise from negligence or misconduct on the part of anyone participating in the above-described activities.
I/We hereby represent that we have carefully read this document; We understand its contents and are signing it of our own free will. I/We agree that we will abide by all safety regulations.
I have read and agree to the release and hold harmless agreement
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