Bachelor Pad Eligibility Requirements & Casting Terms and Releases
I. Eligibility Requirements
In order to be eligible for consideration to participate on the television program known as “Bachelor Pad” (“Program”), I represent and warrant to NZK Productions, Inc. (“Producer”) that the following is true and accurate:
(a) I am over 18 years old;
(b) I am in excellent physical and mental health;
(c) I am a legal resident of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec);
(d) I have never been convicted of a felony or a crime of moral turpitude.
(e) I am not presently a candidate for any type of elected office (“Candidate”) and agree that I will not become a Candidate until one (1) year after the initial broadcast of the last episode of the Program in which I appear;
(f) Neither I nor any member of my immediate family (parents, stepparents, grandparents, siblings, children, stepchildren) is, or has within the past twelve (12) months been, employed by any of the following: Time Warner Entertainment Co., L.P., NZK Productions, Inc., Warner Horizon Television, Inc., American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., known major sponsors of the Program, any station initially airing the Program and/or their respective parent, affiliated or subsidiary companies (collectively, the “Companies”);
(g) I have not appeared in any unscripted/reality/game television show series, including but not limited to, “Survivor,” “Big Brother,” “Amazing Race,” “American Idol,” “Pawn Stars,” “Dirty Jobs,” “Swamp People” “Hogs Gone Wild,” “Deadliest Catch,” ”America’s Top Model,” and “Project Runway.” I have not applied for (or if I have applied, I have withdrawn such application prior to submitting this one) nor am I involved in the current production of any such television show; and,
(h) I understand and agree that the Eligibility Requirements may be changed, modified, or amended by Producer in its sole discretion from time to time.
II. Casting Terms and Releases
By submitting a casting application and/or agreeing to and acknowledging these Eligibility Requirements, Casting Terms and Releases, I hereby agree to the following:
(a) I understand that Producer has no obligation to select me or any other applicant as a participant on the Program and has no obligation to proceed with casting and/or production of the Program. I further understand and acknowledge that even if selected to participate, Producer may cancel or discontinue production of the Program and/or my participation in the Program for any reason and at any time.
(b) I authorize Producer to conduct a background check, which may include, without limitation, a credit check, a military records check, a criminal arrest and/or conviction check, a civil litigation check, a family court litigation check, interviews with employers, neighbors, teachers, etc. If so requested by Producer, I agree to sign an document authorizing the release of personal and confidential records and information;
(c) I, upon Producer’s request, must be available to travel to Los Angeles for further interviews (location and date to be determined and are subject to change in Producer’s sole discretion);
(d) If I am selected as a participant on the Program, I may be required to undergo physical and psychological examinations and testing (to be conducted by qualified personnel selected by the Producer) and meet all physical and psychological requirements, as set by Producer in its sole discretion;
(e) I, upon Producer’s request, shall complete and timely return the “Participant Package,” which may include, among other documents: a Medical History Form and Authorization (which form should be completed by me my own physician at my own expense); General Release and Indemnity Agreement; Confidentiality Agreement; and Background Check Authorization Form (all forms will be furnished to me). In the Authorization, General Release and Indemnity Agreement, I agree to assume the risk of any and all injury, illness, damage, loss, or harm to myself or my property of any kind, howsoever caused, arising from or relating to the submission of a Participant Application, the selection of me to participate, the Participant’s participation in the Program, and/or the production and/or exploitation of the Program;
(f) If selected, I shall be available to travel and participate in the Program for selected days over a four (4) month period for one (1) year following the submission of the application, and to participate in taping additional Program materials and in promotional activities for the Program for selected days thereafter upon Producer’s request (dates and/or location to be determined and subject to change in Producer’s sole discretion);
(g) If selected to participate, I agree to live, participate and cooperate with the other individuals and the Producer during the taping of the Program. I must be able to travel for short periods of time, must be adaptable to various living situations, and must enjoy participating and living in close proximity with others of varied background and experience. I must report and be available to participate in the Program at all times and places as Producer shall designate.
(h) I shall treat all information and materials received or acquired about Producer, Companies, the selection process and/or the Program, as strictly confidential and shall not disclose or otherwise disseminate any such information to any third party;
(i) I understand and acknowledge that participation in the Program, including, without limitation, the activities and events arranged by the Program coordinator, may expose me and other participants to the risk of death, serious injury, illness or disease and/or property damage. I am willing and able to participate in physical activities such as: skydiving, snow skiing, ice skating, parasailing, water skiing, rollerblading, and the like. Accordingly, I understand by agreeing to these Eligibility Requirements, Casting Terms and Releases, that I am acknowledging my acceptance and assumption of all risks known or unknown of any nature (including, without limitation, the foregoing) which may arise in any way from or relate to my participation in the selection process for and/or participation in the Program;
(j) I acknowledge, understand and agree that Producer may disclose any information contained within or derived from my application to third persons connected with the Program and to compile information from third parties in connection with such application and the application process about my private, personal and public life, personal relationships with third persons, confidences and secrets with family, friends, significant others, including without limitation: my physical appearance; personal characteristics/habits (both physical and mental); medical treatment/history (both physical and mental); sexual history; educational and employment history; military history; criminal investigations, charges and records; my personal views and opinions about life, the world, politics, religion, and the like (collectively, “Personal Information”). I further acknowledge and agree that Producer may reveal such Personal Information to third parties in the course of the application process and/or the Program and that I release, discharge, and hold harmless Companies from any and all claims and damages arising from such compilation or disclosure of Personal Information;
(k) By uploading or submitting the my casting video, I hereby grant Producer the right to exploit, exhibit or use such casting video (including my name, likeness and image obtained therein) on television, the internet and/or any and all media now known or hereafter devised, in any manner throughout the universe in perpetuity. I further acknowledge, understand and agree that if I am chosen as a participant on the Program, then I may be audio and/or video taped twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week while participating in the Program by means of open and hidden cameras, whether or not I am that I am being videotaped or recorded (collectively, “Recordings”) and that such Recordings, including my name, likeness and image contained therein, may be disseminated on television and/or all media now known or hereafter devised, in any and all manner throughout the universe in perpetuity;
(l) I acknowledge, understand, and agree that Companies’ use or revelation of my casting video, Personal Information and Recordings as defined herein may be embarrassing, unfavorable, humiliating, and/or derogatory and/or may portray me in a false light.
(m) I hereby irrevocably release, discharge and hold harmless each of the Companies from any and all claims, including, without limitation, claims for slander, libel, defamation, personal injury, violation of rights of privacy, publicity, personality, and/or civil rights, depiction in a false light, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, copyright infringement, and/or any other tort and/or damages arising from or in any way relating to my application to be considered for the Program, the submission of my casting video or Participant Application, participation in the selection process, participation in the Program, the use of the Personal Information or Recordings and/or the use of the my name, voice, and/or likeness in connection with the Program, use of any of the rights granted by me in connection with the Program or the promotion thereof in all media now known or hereafter devised.
(n) I acknowledge and agree that I will under no circumstances as a result of the submission of an application to be on the Program, participation in the selection process, participation in the Program, the use of the Personal Information or Recordings and/or the use of the my name, voice, and/or likeness in connection with the Program, the promotion thereof in all media now known or hereafter devised or for any other reason in connection with my application and/or participation in the Program, become an employee or an independent contractor of the Producer and/or Companies and will not make any claims against Producer and/or Companies, including, without limitation, claims for compensation, derived from any allegation of status as an employee. I acknowledge and agree that my relationship to Producer and/or Companies is and shall be limited solely to that of a grantor of rights; and,
(o) Upon Producer’s request, I agree to sign any additional releases or authorizations that Producer, in its sole discretion, deems necessary.
(p) I further understand and agree that Producer’s decisions on all matters relating to the Program shall be final and binding on me in all respects. If selected to participate, I agree to cooperate with and to follow all of Producer’s direction sand instructions in all matters.