Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Go ahead, film whatever you want, says CNA

Showcase your vision for Singapore in video clip
By Farah Abdul Rahim, Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: What's your vision for the future of Singapore?

You can air your ideas on Channel NewsAsia.

As part of the nation's 40th birthday celebrations, Channel NewsAsia is inviting you to make your own one-minute home-video to showcase your hopes for the nation.

Your videos could be aired on Channel NewsAsia.

40 of the best entries will be chosen to make up a special 10-minute programme before National Day.

Others will be hosted on a dedicated website so you can view it online.

A three-part documentary called "The Singapore I Want" - which will look at the country's future - will also be telecast.

To make this a truly national project, very few limits have been imposed on the themes for the entries.

Melvin Yong, MediaCorp News executive editor, said: "Let your imagination run wild. It can be people dear to you, what you enjoy doing at work, in school or at your leisure time, anything at all.

"What we're going to do with those entries, of course, is to assemble a whole montage of pictures to create a Singapore video, if you like, to show what it's to be a Singaporean, and develop and show the future of Singapore through these pictures.

"We hope to assemble a montage of pictures such that we can tell the story of Singapore, the hope and aspirations of the people for this place they call home."

What Melvin Yong didn't tell you are the fine prints of the terms and conditions for the submission of your one minute video

Here are clauses 12c and 15

(12c) Each participant expressly waives all rights which the participant may acquire or have under the provisions of the Copyright Act of the Republic of Singapore (and any subsequent enactment or amendments thereto) and any other moral and/or performers' rights which the participant may have or be entitled under any legislation now existing or in the future enacted in any part of the world.

(15) These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Singapore and the participants submit irrevocably to the jurisdiction of the courts of Singapore.

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