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The US Open 2021: The Nature of Competitive Bass Fishing

The US Open is one of the greatest fishing tournament events in the world.  The annual bass tournament is internationally recognized as a test of the best bass fishermen in the world.  There are competitive fishermen from every state and multiple regions of the world who’s ultimate goal is to one day challenge themselves at the US OPEN.

White Clay films will use the re-emergence of the 2021 to showcase the authentic challenge, drama, excitement, and hard core anglers of west coast competitive bass fishing world.  WCF will produce and distribute a full length feature film documenting the authenticity of the: “WON BASS U.S. Open”; its  history, competitive anglers, staff, and beautiful location. The production will include pre and post film marketing that promote the raw, authentic, inside view of the US OPEN, from the perspective of the anglers and staff.  The production will follow filmmaker and competitive bass fisherman d. l. Stiffarm and Pro competitive fisherman, Zach Lugibihl.  Both anglers will compete against the field of over 200 of the top Bass Anglers in the world for the coveted US OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP.  

[CONFIDENTIAL PRODUCTION NOTE: White Clay Films, LLC (Project: US Open 2021: The Nature of Competitive Bass Fishing)]Production note: a trained film writer designs a script to meet the key factors that support a compelling story, event, and film.  Every successful story, film, novel, script will have the same structure that is sometimes overlooked or simply misunderstood.  Converting the written word into a successful film requires the story to possess at least one factor known as, “the fatal flaw.”  The story, novel, film, often climax as the protagonist overcomes the flaw, or the flaw is revealed as a positive, often the most positive, attribute of the character. The challenge is manifested beyond the protagonist’s control, reveled as a sort of character flaw…that ultimately becomes an unseen gift.  This story telling method is most notable in the script for the film, Forest Gump. The character is written with a variety of perceived developmental flaws. These flaws lead the character to choice, and situations that push the protagonist forward to face, and ultimately overcome, some of life’s greatest challenges or obstacles, perceived or not.  This method of filmmaking allows the audience to root for, and relate to, the ability, or destiny of the main character.   Vicariously, we over come the situation, challenges, and demands of a world that sometimes feels far beyond our control.  

The US Open, its history, venue, staff, and most importantly, its competitors, create a uniquely compelling, intergang American story, set in an exceptional cinematic setting.  

The compelling aspect of the film is the story and history behind the competition and the tournament. Secondly, the competitors themselves, their varied background, their abilities, as well as their dedication and commitment required at this level. Finally, Lake Mead has a unique beauty that will compliment the film and broaden its potential audience.  The “fatal flaw” of this script is encapsulated in the anglers themselves. 

The 2021 WON BASS U.S. OPEN is a demanding competitive fishing event pitting some of the countries toughest anglers against hard core up and comer’s. “The U.S. OPEN 2021: The Nature of Competitive Bass Fishing” follows the authentic story of competitive anglers, providing an inside look at what it takes to be one. Fiercely competitive, every angler has their story, the amazing truth of how they got to the US OPEN, and what it means to them. The US OPEN and Lake Mead challenge competitors mentally, physically, technically, and instinctually. The tournament is so demanding that only the most dedicated, talented, experienced and obsessive; rise to the top. Anglers face a variety of unknowns. Changing weather, other competitors, finicky bass, and the stress of constant decision making and adaptation… everyone handles the pressure differently. Why anyone would take the pursuit of fishing this far…to this level of extreme?

In most societies, those who push too hard, behave obsessively, take on a pursuit that consumes their existence, are often called, unstable, lost, or even, insane…in competitive bass fishing, they are called champions. 

The films hook will be the authentic nature of competitive bass fishermen, and the demands they place on themselves and their lives to simply prove they are the best.  This overwhelming obsession, passion, love, addiction… is the core of what makes them whole, alive, living on the edge of possibility and often, all by themselves. The beauty in learning the truth about yourself – and the confidence in knowing you can trust your instincts. 

This agreement sets forth the terms and conditions whereby White Clay Films agrees to produce digital media asset, a feature film, and media consulting. Neither party is, by virtue of this agreement, authorized as an agent, employee, or legal representative of the other. Except as specifically set forth herein, neither party shall have the power to control the activities and operations of the other and its status at all times will continue to be that of an independent contractor relationship.
"WON BASS" (client) hereby engages "White Clay Films LLC" WCF, and WCF accepts such engagement to produce and create the following films and marketing campaigns: TITLE: "The US Open: The Nature of Competitive Bass Fishing". WCF represents and warrants that White Clay Films, LLC has the knowledge, skills, experience, staff, and technical ability necessary to be lawfully engaged for the purpose described above. WCF agrees that any original copy provided within all digital assets will be the sole and exclusive authorship of WCF and that the copy will be free from plagiarism. WCF agrees to use reasonable care, as is considered industry standard, to ensure that all statements contained within media assets are true and do not infringe upon the copyright, right of privacy, right of publicity, or any ot her proprietary right of any third party. Won Bass will be provided a pre-screening of he film, The US Open 2021: The Nature of Competitive Bass Fishing, prior to public release. WON BASS is encouraged to offer accuracy and post production recommendations at this time.
The deadline for the film, "The US Open: The Nature of Competitive Bass fishing" is as follows: (January 14th, 2022). It should be understood between the Parties that the film campaign will evolve and chage over time, but the deadline date above is for the provisoin ofthe initial completed film campaign for WON BASS and the "US Open". WON BASS will be provided a pre-screening and accuracy period prior to release. All Edits, corrections, or suggestions are at the sole discretion of the film director/producer d. l. Stiffarm. Every reasonable effort will be made to maintain authenticity, accuracy, and the protection of both parities reputation. WON BASS will also be offered the opportunity to promote future events, membership, and brand messages in post marketing video assets.
All intellectual property contained within this campaign, will become the intellectual property of White Clay Films, LLC, free and clear, as an independent film work. WON BASS may engage or employ in the use of the digital film assets which does not place 'Won Bass' in a conflict of interest with White Clay Films, LLC's, future media ventures, productions, or related.
WON Bass & WCF hereby acknowledge and agree that nothing contained herein is to establish an exclusive relationship between the Parties. WCF shall be free to continue working for and taking on new clients, without regard to WON Bass. WCF does not need WON Bass approval for any such work. WCF is also free to hire additional crew and marketers for any of production work and does not need WON Bass approval to do so.
It WON Bass sole and exclusive responsibility to ensure that all legal requirements for WON Bass business are met. White Clay Films is shall not be responsible for any legal, technical, or regulatory specifications that it does not have knowledge of, or is not provided by the client, Won bass. WHITE CLAY FILMS, LLC. accepts the sole and exclusive responsibility to procure and adhere to the appropriate US PARK SERVICE permits as related to film production. WCF will work with the US Federal government to ensure all digital assets are available for distribution without legal restriction.
White Clay Films, LLC hereby acknowledges and agrees that WCF may receive confidential and/or proprietary information relating to WON Bass. Such information may include, but not limited to, WON Bass notes, specifications, project information, plans, and or technological resources. The confidential and /or proprietary information is significantly important to WON Bass business and it has been developed or obtained over time, with significant resources involved. WCF understands and agrees that any unintended disclosure of any of the confidential and/or proprietary information would be significantly detrimental to WON Bass. As Such, WCF agrees that they shall: I) Not disclose the confidential and/or proprietary information by any means not authorized by WON Bass to any third Parties; II) Not copy or duplicate the confidential and/or proprietary information unless specifically directed to doso by WON Bass; III) Not disclose the confidential and/or proprietary information by any unauthorized means to any third parties for a period for at least 5 years following the release of the final media related to the WON Bass 2021 US OPEN; IV) Not use the confidential and/or proprietary information for any purpose except those expressly authorized by WON Bass; V) inform WON Bass immediately if WCF becomes aware of any unauthorized use or disclosure of the confidential and/or proprietary information.
Notwithstanding the specific rights of intellectual property outlined by this Agreement; White Clay Films shall be permitted to use all work in the professional portfolio of White Clay Films, and film maker, d. l. Stiffarm. Nothing contained herein shall limit such right.
White Clay Films, LLC, and WON Bass shall defend, indemnify, and hold the other harmless (including all affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, successors, and assigns)from and against all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, actions, judgements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs, or expenses of whatever kind (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of or resulting from bodily injury death of any person, damage, real or intangible, to personal property resulting from the other's acts or omissions or the breach of any representation, warranty, or obligation under this agreement.
Any provision of this Agreement which by its terms imposes continuing obligations on either of the Parties shall survive termination of this Agreement.
In case of a dispute between the Parties relating to or arising out of this Agreement, the Parties shall first attempt to resolve the dispute personally and in good faith. If these personal resolution attempts fail, the Parties shall then submit the dispute to binding arbitration. the arbitration shall be conducted in t he county and state noted in the GOVERNING LAW provision of this Agreement. The arbitrator shall be bond by applicable and governing federal law as well as the law of Nevada. Each Party shall pay their own cost s and fees. Claims necessitating arbitration under this section include, but are not limited to: contract claims, tort claims, claims based on federal and state law, and claims based on local laws, ordinances, statutes or regulations. Intellectual property claims by White Clay Films LLC will not be subject ot arbitration and may as an exception to this sub-part, be litigated. the Parties, in agreement with the sub-part of this Agreement, waive any rights they may have to a jury trial in regard to arbitral claims.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of Nevada without giving effect to any choice of conflict of law provision or rule. Each party irrevocably submits to t he exclusive jurisdiction and venue of he federal and state courts located in the following county in any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of or based upon t his Agreement or the work provided hereunder: UNITED STATES.
This Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of each of the parties hereto, and to their respective heirs, representatives, successors, and assigns.
All notices, requests, consents, claims, demands, waivers and other communications hereunder (each, a "Notice") shall be in writing and addressed to the Parties at the address or email set forth on this page of the Agreement. All notices shall be delivered by email or at the address which the parties may designate to each other thorough personal delivery, nationally recognized overnight courier (with all fees prepared), or certified or registered mail (in each case, return receipt requested, postage prepaid). Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, a Notice has complied with the requirements of this Section.
White Clay Films, LLC is not liable for any failure to preform due to causes beyond its reasonable control including, but not limited to, acts of God, acts of civil authorities, acts of military authorities, riots, embargoes, acts of nature and natural disastrs, and other acts which may be due to unforseen circumstances.
Headings to this Agreement are for convenience only. Headings shall in no way affect the provisions themselves and shall not be construed in any way t hat would limit or otherwise affect the terms of this Agreement.
The agreement embodies the entire agreement between WON Bass and White Clay Films, LLC relating to the subject matter hereof. this Agreement may be changed, modified or discharged only if agreed to in writing by both parties.
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