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TRIUMPHANT ARTISTS - NOTES FOR ACTORS

I, Matthew Lyles Hornbostel, am trying to ensure that all the people who assisted as actors in my various projects, or allowed us to use their locations, are okay with the resulting videos being placed online, and agree to terms when the videos and their roles in them, do go on the internet.  
Simply put, if you or your property were in one of my videos, you should absolutely contact me with this link:
I contributed to one of your projects <-email me!!!


About a hundred people have acted for me over the years so tracking you all down is not going to be easy.  It'd be much appreciated if you came to me first.

Some of the people who have already signed on (literally signed individual documents with a signature) include myself and:
-Michael Davis  -Salvador Nava  -Joshua Davis  -Paul Tenney  -Lani Cour-Palais  -Jason Lindsey

...but the more of you I can get onboard, the more of my videos can be transitioned onto the web.
Many of you want that and have been asking for that for years.   This is how we do it though - we're being above-board here.

Which means all of you who have not yet done so, need to confirm you're ready for this stuff to be posted on the internet, and that you are okay with a fair division of any revenue generated by each project.

I have shifted the signature method to the (legally binding and verifiable) digital solution EsignGenie, and will be sending out e-signature documents very soon to people I cannot reach locally.  Digital signatures are just as valid as handwritten ones - the intent is what matters, not the handwriting.  What that means is that if you've acted in any of my videos or other projects, or otherwise contributed to them, you will be sent an email at some point in the near future, with the following basic terms (recently revised to ensure sustainability over the next 40+ years):

-$1/year per actor, per video they contributed to, as long as that video is online.

-$5 one off payment for each actor in each video, when the video first goes online.

-$5 one off payment to each actor upon completing their roles in each video.


These numbers will increase over time as the income generated by my web network grows. One off payments will climb almost linearly with a growing income level, but ongoing payments will not grow at the same increasing pace, instead incrementing at a slower rate as the network grows.

This is due to the fact that as more and more videos are posted on the internet, the total number of annual payments will climb steadily over time, and thus the value of each individual payment cannot keep pace with the broader network as it grows.

I have a chart on my blog that gives the actual effective numbers.


This seems like a reasonable compromise.

I know some of you are not in Houston and/or don't have an easy way to meet me in person.  The use of ESignGenie will allow you all to sign online, but the fact remains that I'd still need your email address to send you the personalized agreement  documents.  This is a challenge in certain cases, as there have been a few actors from years past who I no longer have valid contact information for.  If you did contribute to any of my projects please email me with the "email me" link above!
The first batch of videos should go online in 2017.  That includes "Tinyville Disaster", the old "House Trek"s, the first "Send in the Clones", "Relativity", "Storm", "Duel 2030", and a couple of other projects.  If you want more of the videos online, then try wrangling the actors to get them to sign!