Saturday, June 25, 2016

Star Trek Fan Film Rules Guidelines

Barry sent me an article recently released by CBS and Paramount which contains very strict guidelines

1. The film can't exceed 30 minutes
2. The title can't contain the words "Star Trek," but must contain a subtitle using the phrase "A Star Trek Fan Production"
3. The film must use all original footage
4. The film can't use bootleg merchandise. It all has to be official. 
5. No one can be compensated for the work.
6. No one can make money off the film. 
7. The film must be family friendly. That means no profanity, nudity, alcohol, drugs, etc.
8. The film must have a disclaimer in the opening credits
9. The creators of the fan film cannot try to copyright or trademark their work
10. The film cannot be affiliated with CBS or Paramount 

These restrictions mean you can no longer boldly go where no man has gone before when creating fan films devoted to  Star Trek
 For the complete article you can go HERE  or enter the URL directly 

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