Parents or Legal Guardians (“You”) must submit two (2) clear digital photos of your daughter, son or legal ward (“Child”) and a VIDEO with the application. Your Child’s video must be 1-2 minutes in length. Please see the video specification instructions at the end of this application for more details.
1) Your Child must be a legal resident of the U.S. and able to legally travel to any foreign country in connection with your participation in the Program and be able to legally travel to any foreign country in connection with your Child's participation in the Program.
2) Your Child must be between the ages of 11 and 15 as of February 1, 2020.
3) You and/or your Child must not be a candidate for public office and must agree not to become one until one (1) year after the initial exhibition of the episodes of the Program in which your Child appears, if selected as a participant.
4) Your Child must be in good health and capable of participating in strenuous athletic activities;
5) You and your Child will need to be available to the production for approximately eight (8) weeks or possibly longer or shorter beginning in February 2020 (all dates subject to change in the sole discretion of Producer as defined herein), and You and your Child will need to be available for pre-production and post production activities. Furthermore, You and your Child will need to be willing to travel to various locations as part of production. Due to travel and production, You and your Child may be separated from the other members of your family for some or all of this time.
6) Your Child may not participate in the Program if your Child’s participation would create impropriety or the appearance of impropriety. In making this determination, Pupster Productions, LP (“Producer”) will consider whether You or any member of your immediate family or anyone living in your household is or has been within the last two (2) years an employee, officer, director or agent of any of the following:
(a) Producer, Magical Elves, LP, or any other person or entity involved in the development, production, distribution or other exploitation of the Program or any version or variation thereof;
(b) The platform or network on which the Program first airs ("Network");
(c) Any sponsor of the Program or its advertising agency; or
(d) Any person or entity supplying prizes or other services to the Program.
In addition, Producer and Network reserve the right to render ineligible any person whom either party determines, in its sole discretion, is sufficiently connected with the production, administration, judging, or distribution of the Program, such that his or her participation in the Program could create the appearance of impropriety.
7) If your Child is selected as a potential participant, your Child, and You must execute waivers and release agreements, including, but not limited to, an applicant agreement and release and other agreement(s) as required by the Producer or the Network, or any of their licensees, successors or assigns.
8) Any offer to become a participant is conditioned upon You and your Child: (i) granting Producer access to your Child’s various social media accounts (as set forth herein) if not fully accessible to public view; and (ii) your Child’s submission to physical and/or psychological examinations to be conducted by medical professionals selected by and paid for by the Producer and the certification of the medical professionals that your Child meets all mental and physical requirements. You must be willing to submit your Child’s medical information to the production, and your Child must be willing to submit to a medical examination.
Producer has the right to modify the above eligibility requirements at any time without notice.
First Name of Child *
Last Name of Child *
*For verification purposes only pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §§ 2256 et seq. *
Child’s Gender: *
Current Address Line 1: Street Address *
Current Address Line 2: Apt. or Suite Number
State / Province / Region: *
Postal / Zip Code: *
Home Phone: *
State / Town Child Grew Up In: *
Preferred Contact Person for Child for production: *
Does your child have a California Entertainment Work Permit? If so, please include expiration. *
Child’s YouTube/Blog/Other Websites
First Name of Child’s Parent or Legal Guardian *
Last Name of Child’s Parent or Legal Guardian *
Cell Phone: *
Email address: *
First Name of Child’s Parent or Legal Guardian: *
Last Name of Child’s Parent or Legal Guardian: *
Please add any agent/manager/company names and info below.
Please answer every question. Do not leave any questions unanswered or any space blank. If a question is not applicable, write N/A in the space provided, or, if no space is provided, next to the question.
Child’s Current grade: *
How would Your child describe themselves in one word? *
How would a friend describe them in one word? *
What is an odd fact about Your Child or a unique talent that they possess? *
Tell us something about Your Child that we wouldn’t know just by looking at your child. *
Does Your Child have any interesting or unique collections?
If Yes, explain: *
What does Your Child want to be when they grow up? *
What is one thing Your Child would bring with them on an adventure? *
What does Your Child love about your town/city you live in? *
If Your Child could have any superpower, what would it be? *
Can Your Child swim? *
What are Your Child’s favorite subjects in school? What are their least? Please tell us why. *
What are their favorite television shows? Favorite movies? *
What are Your Child’s favorite hobbies? *
What category do you think Your Child’s main interests fall under?
(Sports, computers, arts (dance, signing, etc.), academics, other) *
Does Your Child participate in any after school activities? *
If yes, which activities do they participate in? *
Is Your Child in any clubs or organizations? *
If yes, which ones? *
What kinds of games does your Child like to play? *
What kind of outdoor activities does Your Child like to play with friends? *
Are there any urban legend stories in Your town/surrounding areas that Your Child has always heard of and is curious to know more about? *
What is Your Child’s favorite mystery books or movies? *
Where does Your Child and their friends usually hang out? *
(Please answer every question. Do not leave any questions unanswered or any space blank.) Please remember to only list people in this section who You give us permission to contact as references or as a means to contact your family.
Please list two (2) family members to contact (including name, relation, city/state of residence, and contact number/email) in case we need to get in touch with You: *
Please list below anyone Your Child or anyone else in Your household know or have known who is now or has been in the past two years an officer, director, employee, agent or representative of any of the following:
(c) Any person or entity involved in the development, production, distribution or other exploitation of the Program, or any version or variation thereof;
(d) Any person or entity supplying prizes or other services to the Program; or
(e) Any sponsor of the Program or its advertising agency.
If You do not know anyone who fits the above categories, please write “None” in the space below. *
(Please answer every question. Do no leave any questions unanswered or any space blank. If a question is not applicable, write N/A in the space provided, or, if no space is provided, next to the question.)
Has your Child appeared in television programs, films, webisodes, radio, commercial, stage or advertisement of any kind? *
If yes, please provide the following information: Type of show (film, tv, commercial); Role (lead, extra, etc.); Project Name; Where (TV Network, theater, etc.); and Air Date(s): *
Have You or your Child ever been party to a lawsuit? Applicants do not need to disclose details regarding lawsuits that were filed under court seal or that were filed anonymously as a “Doe” plaintiff. *
If yes, please describe / explain proceeding, with dates: *
I understand and agree that Producer is under no obligation to consider this application or to select my Child to appear in the Program. *
THE FOLLOWING CONSTITUTES THE VIDEO SUBMISSION AND VOLUNTARY PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT AND RELEASE WITH ARBITRATION PROVISIONS (THE “AGREEMENT”) BETWEEN PUPSTER PRODUCTIONS, LP (“PRODUCER”) AND ME IN CONNECTION WITH MY LIKENESS AND THE MATERIALS (DEFINED HEREIN) THAT I AM SUBMITTING ON BEHALF OF MY CHILD OR WILL SUBMIT FOR USE BY PRODUCER IN CONNECTION WITH THE TELEVISION PROGRAM CURRENTLY ENTITLED “JUNIOR DETECTIVE MYSTERY SHOW” (working title) (“PROGRAM”), WHICH IS INTENDED FOR INITIAL EXHIBITION ON ONE OR MORE TELEVISION NETWORKS, CABLE PLATFORMS OR WEBSITES (“NETWORK”).
BY CHECKING THE BOX BELOW THAT READS “I HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO THIS AGREEMENT,” I EXPRESSLY AGREE TO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING TERMS:
As the parent(s)/legal guardian of the Child that is the applicant hereunder, I and my Child desire to voluntarily participate in interviews and auditions (the “Activity”) for the Program being produced by Producer and intended for initial exhibition by the Network. In connection with my participation in the Activity, for good and valuable consideration the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, I/we acknowledge, represent, warrant and agree as follows:1.
(a) (i) we have read and I meet and agree to be bound by the eligibility requirements set forth in this Agreement; (ii) my parent(s) or legal guardian(s) have completed the application honestly and accurately; (iii) if any of the information in this application is found to be false or incomplete, this will be grounds for dismissal from the Program participant selection process and/or from the contest and/or from the Program if selected; (iv) even if I meet the eligibility requirements, Producer has no obligation to interview me and/or select me as a participant; (v) I/we agree to keep strictly confidential all information about the Program that I/we acquire during the participant selection process and/or during our participation in the Program (if applicable); (vi) my/our voice, actions, and likeness will be recorded as a part of this application and participant selection process, and I/we understand that Producer may, but is in no way obligated to, actually use such recordings within the Program or in any other manner; (vii) even if I am selected as a participant, Producer has no obligation to produce the Program or conduct the contest and Network has no obligation to exhibit it, even if conducted and produced; (viii) all decisions by Producer concerning selection of the participants are final and not subject to challenge or appeal; and (ix) Producer has no obligation to return any materials submitted by me/us as part of the participant selection process whether or not I am selected as a participant, and Producer may, but is in no way obligated to, use any such materials in the Program or in any other manner.
(b) I hereby consent to the recording, use and reuse by Producer and the Network, and each of their respective licensees, successors, assignees, parents, subsidiaries, or affiliated entities and each of their respective representatives, employees, agents, officers and directors (collectively referred to herein as "Releasees"), of my name, voice, actions, likeness (actual or simulated), sobriquet, appearance, biological and biographical information, and any information contained in, derived from or obtained in connection with this application, including, without limitation, any recordings or still pictures of me taken during the participant selection process and any materials submitted by me in connection with my application (collectively referred to herein as "Likeness"), as edited, altered, or modified by the Producer or by any of the other Releasees, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the universe, in perpetuity, including, without limitation, in and in connection with the Program, in and in connection with other programs, and in and in connection with advertisements, promotion, publicity, marketing and merchandising, or otherwise. I/we warrant and represent that everyoneappearing in the video submitted by us in connection with this application agrees that the video may be used in and in connection with the development, production, distribution and/or exploitation of the Program and/or any other production and in the advertisements, publicity and promotions for the Program, any other production, and for any program channel or service (including, but not limited to, any broadcast television network, television station or channel, cable network, satellite network or internet-delivered service) that broadcasts, exhibits, transmits, distributes or otherwise exploits the Program or other production throughout the universe at any time, in perpetuity, in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised, and by any and all means of delivery, whether now known or hereafter devised, without any compensation whatsoever. I agree that Releasees or any of them may use all or any part of my Likeness, and may alter or modify it regardless of whether or not I am recognizable. I further agree that Releasees exclusively own all right, title, and interest (including, without limitation, all copyrights) in and to any recordings made by any of them as well as in and to any video, recordings, and still pictures that I have provided or may provide in connection with my application and any other materials that I have provided or may provide in connection with this application, the Program and the participant selection process, which video, still pictures and any other materials will not be returned to us (collectively referred to herein as the “Materials”), including, without limitation, the right to edit, alter or modify the Materials and to use all or part of the Materials and my Likeness in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the universe, in perpetuity including, without limitation, in and in connection with the Program, in and in connection with other programs, and in and in connection with advertisements, promotion, publicity, marketing and merchandising, or otherwise. Without in any way limiting the foregoing, if I perform or I/we include any music (other than music supplied to me/us by Producer) in connection with my application or the Program, I/we represent and warrant that we own all rights to such music, and I/we grant Producer the right to record, reproduce and publicly perform any such music in and in connection with the Program or any other program. Without in any way limiting the waivers and releases set forth herein, I/we waive any claims to royalties of any kind, whether accruing now or in the future, from Producer and Network for the use of any such music, including, without limitation, any applicable copyright, public performance, mechanical and synchronization royalties. I/wegrant the rights hereunder whether or not I am selected to participate in the Program in any manner whatsoever. I/we understand that I/we will not be paid any money for giving Releasees these rights or for submitting this application. I agree to take, at Producer’s expense, any further action, in writing (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits and/or other documents), requested by Producer to effect, perfect or confirm Producer’s and the Network’s rights in the Materials and my Likeness, including, without limitation, the rights to use, modify, reproduce, publish, perform, display, distribute, make derivate works of and otherwise commercially and non-commercially exploit the Materials and my Likeness in perpetuity and throughout the universe, in any manner or medium now existing or hereafter developed, without separate compensation to me or any other person or entity.
(c) I understand that the participant selection process will involvesubjective decisions made by certain individuals selected by Producer and/or the Network in their sole discretion. I further understand that those certain individuals, the Network, Producer and/or other persons or entities may be acquainted with or have some familiarity with some or all of the applicants to varying degrees. I understand and agree that all participant selection and elimination decisions shall be final and binding on me in all respects, and shall not be subject to challenge or appeal.
(d) Release and Agreement Not to Sue. To the maximum extent permitted by law, I/we hereby release the Releasees and any television station or channel, cable network, or satellite network that airs the Program, the other participants and participants in the Program, the advertisers connected with the Program, each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, all other persons and entities connected with the Program, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives, employees, successors, assignees, and licensees from any and all claims, actions, damages, liabilities, losses, costs and expenses of any kind (including, without limitation, attorneys' fees) arising out of, resulting from, or by reason of, my participation in or in connection with the Program, and/or the recording or use of my Likeness and/or the Materials, including, without limitation, my participation in the participant selection process of the Program, any exploitation of the Program or my appearance on the Program, the failure of Producer to select me as a participant, the cancellation of the Program, or the exercise by Producer of any rights granted by me/us with respect to the Program on any legal theory whatsoever (including, but not limited to, personal injury, rights of privacy and publicity, false light, and defamation) (the “Released Claims”). The Released Claims specifically include, without limitation, any and all claims, actions, damages, liabilities, losses, costs and expenses of any kind resulting from the actions of another participant or any other third party at any time. Further, to the maximum extent permitted by law, I/we agree not to sue Releasees as a result of the recording or use of my Likeness and/or the Materials (including, without limitation, any claim that such use defames me or invades any right of privacy and/or publicity) or for any other reason based on any of the Released Claims hereunder.
(e) I/we hereby authorize Producer and any person or entity designated by Producer to investigate, access and collect information about me, about any of the statements made by me/us in this application, any supporting documents and any other document that I/we submit, have signed or do sign in connection with my application to be selected as a participant in the Program, or any other written or oral statements I/we make in connection therewith. Without limiting the foregoing, I/we irrevocably authorize Producer and any person or entity designated by Producer to secure information about me and my experiences from my current and former employers, associates, friends, family members, educational institutions, government agencies, credit reporting agencies, any branch of the military and any references I/we have provided, and I/we irrevocably authorize such parties to provide information concerning me. I/we hereby unconditionally and irrevocably release and forever discharge Producer, the persons or entities designated by Producer, and all such parties and persons from any and all claims, actions, damages and liabilities arising out of or in connection with any such investigation. I/we specifically authorize investigation of my employment records, medical records, and government records, including, but not limited to, my motor vehicle records, criminal records, civil records, military records, credit and/or consumer report(s). I acknowledge and agree that any such information obtained by Producer or by any person or entity designated by Producer pursuant to this paragraph or otherwise may be used for purposes of selecting participants in the Program, and may be described or otherwise related in and in connection with the Program, in and in connection with another program, and/or in and in connection with any advertising, promotion or publicity for the Program or other program.
(f) I/we hereby authorize Producer and any person or entity designated by Producer to conduct psychological and physical examinations and background investigations of our child if required by Producer in Producer’s sole discretion to the maximum extent permitted by law. I/we further authorize the individuals conducting such examinations and investigations of our child to disclose to Producer and their representatives all information about our child obtained in connection with such examinations or investigations, and I/we hereby authorize Producer to utilize such information in selecting participants for the Program. Additionally or in the alternative (in Producer’s sole discretion), I will provide Producer with certification from my personal physician stating that I am physically fit and have no medical condition that would prevent me from participating in the Program, and that engaging in the Program would not endanger my health in any way or give rise to any medical condition or exacerbate any medical condition I may have.
(g) Whether or not I am selected to be a participant on the Program, I shall keep in strictest confidence and shall not disclose to any other applicant, participant or other third party at any time (i.e., prior to, during, or after the taping or exhibition of any episode of the Program) any information or materials of any kind, including without limitation, any information or materials concerning or relating to Producer or to the Network, the business of Producer or the Network, any program produced by Producer and/or exhibited by the Network, including, without limitation, any information concerning or relating to the Program, the Program applicants, the Program participants, the location(s) of the Program, the events contained in the Program, or the outcome of any contest in or episode of the Program, that I read, hear or otherwise acquire or learn in connection with or as a result of my applying to be a participant on the Program or (if I am selected to be a participant) as the result of my experiences as a participant on the Program (collectively, the “Information and Materials”). I acknowledge and agree that the Information and Materials are confidential and the exclusive property of Producer and/or the Network. At no time will I ever, directly or indirectly, divulge in any manner or use or permit others to use any of the Information and Materials. I acknowledge and agree that my obligations with respect to confidentiality set forth in this Agreement shall continue in perpetuity or until terminated by the Network by giving me written notice of termination. In no event will I have the right to terminate my confidentiality obligations under this Agreement. I acknowledge that in the event I breach the confidentiality or any other provisions of this Agreement, my breach may, in the sole discretion of Producer and/or the Network result in my being disqualified to participate as a participant in the Program. I further acknowledge that a breach by me of any of the confidentiality provisions of this Agreement would cause Producer and the Network irreparable injury and damage that cannot be reasonably or adequately compensated by damages in an action at law, and, therefore, I hereby expressly agree that Producer and the Network shall be entitled to injunctive and other equitable relief to prevent and/or cure any breach or threatened breach of any of the confidentiality provisions of this Agreement by me.
2) As used herein, “Producer” shall include JVCTProductions, Inc., its licensees, successors, and assigns, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, representatives, successors, licensees and assigns. I/we agree that Producer may license, assign, and otherwise transfer this Agreement and all rights granted by me/us under this Agreement to any person or entity.
3) This Agreement shall be interpreted under the internal, substantive laws of the State of California without regard to the conflicts of law provisions thereof.
5) To the maximum extent permitted by law, I/we waive any and all rights I/we may have under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California, and every like provision in any foreign jurisdiction. Section 1542 provides as follows:
6) SEVERABILITY. The illegality, invalidity or unenforceability of anyprovision of this AGREEMENT shall in no way affect the validity orenforceability of any of the remainder of this AGREEMENT, which shall beenforced to the maximum extent permitted by law.
BY CHECKING THE “I HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO THIS AGREEMENT” BOX BELOW, I HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I AM SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT ELECTRONICALLY AND I AGREETO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ABOVE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE RELEASES ABOVE. WITHOUT IN ANY WAY LIMITING THE FOREGOING, I FURTHERACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT BY AGREEING TO ARBITRATE DISPUTES, I AM WAIVING MY RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL. FURTHERMORE, I ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT MY ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE IS THE LEGAL EQUIVALENT OF MY MANUAL SIGNATURE ON THIS AGREEMENT. I HEREBY REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT I AM AUTHORIZED TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT AND TO GRANT ALL RIGHTS GRANTED BY ME UNDER THIS AGREEMENT. *
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Photo #1 *
Photo #2 *
1-2 Minute Video of Your Child introducing himself/herself and describing three (3) favorite hobbies or activities. *