of a 3 minute short that PBS might include in Ken Burns "War".
Now two thousand bucks is nice but look at the last requirement on the eligiblity
"grant WGBH all right, title and interest, including the copyright, in and to the short
produced with the grant"
I say the hell with them. I'd sign something to let them show it all they want and to
show it first and to show it exclusively for a year but the copyright?
What if I thought
of a way to expand it into a feature or develop something from my short?
Public television. Everybody calls the people involved liberals and lefties but this looks
like a grant from HUAC!
This is from lab.wgbh.org. the site with the info. for the $2000.00 grant from
WGBH in Boston:
Almost anyone with a good idea and the gumption to execute a video short may apply to the Lab's Open Call. You must be a legal resident of the United States and be at least eighteen years of age to apply.
Employees of WGBH are not eligible to enter. All entries submitted become the property of WGBH and will not be returned or acknowledged.
If selected to receive a grant you must complete, sign, and return a Producer Services Agreement and:
comply with all independent contractor criteria of WGBH including completing all independent contractor status verification paperwork required by WGBH (e.g. Taxpayer I.D. Number for Business). Failure to do so will disqualify you from becoming a grant recipient
be available to produce the short during a four week period beginning on or around 7/10/07 and ending no later than 8/17/07
not become an employee of or provide other services to WGBH prior to December 31, 2007
if deemed necessary by WGBH, obtain a fiscal agent
certify that the completed work is original, and no other person or entity holds rights to the entry
certify that the completed work has had no prior cable, network or public television broadcast in the US
grant WGBH all right, title and interest, including the copyright, in and to the short produced with the grant
Edited by Jim Feldspar, 16 June 2007 - 08:49 AM.