Commercial Media Requests

PHOTOS: Truck Wars


Item:  Blade archive file photo (BLADE ID: 2777070) of Delmar Roos from April 29, 1951.
Authorized Usage: For use by the History Channel c/o Pilgrim Media, non-exclusive worldwide rights for their TV special, “Truck Wars” airing Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Where applicable, must credit “The Blade, Tom O’Reilly, 1951”

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Commercial Republication Permission

Date: 2018.06.14
Company Name, Contact Name, Details, Business Address, Details:

The History Channel c/o
Kristina Hill
Clearance Coordinator

12020 Chandler Blvd., Ste. 200 
North Hollywood, CA 91607

The Blade has granted permission to the company or publisher listed above for republication of the following material(s) subject to the conditions set forth below.

Item:  Blade archive file photo (BLADE ID: 2777070) of Delmar Roos from April 29, 1951.
Authorized Usage: For use by the History Channel c/o Pilgrim Media, non-exclusive worldwide rights for their TV special, “Truck Wars” airing Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Where applicable, must credit “The Blade, Tom O’Reilly, 1951”

Fee: $200

 Pilgrim Operations, LLC

12020 Chandler Blvd., Suite 200

North Hollywood, CA 91607

Phone (818) 478-4500 • Fax (818) 478-4510

Paid Materials Release / History Specials / 3.08.18




“Licensor” Name: THE BLADE

Address: 541 N. SUPERIOR ST, TOLEDO OH 43660

Phone : 419.724.6210


Description of “Licensed Material”:

For the all-in license fee of ____200_______________U.S. Dollars ($___200__________), and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt, adequacy and sufficiency of

which is hereby acknowledged, Licensor hereby irrevocably grants Pilgrim Operations, LLC and its respective parents, successors, licensees and assigns (“Licensee”), the nonexclusive

license and right, but not the obligation, to use and incorporate the Licensed Material (which, for clarification purposes, shall also include clean, master footage) as

described above in any manner Licensee sees fit, including but not limited to, the right to edit, modify, add to and/or alter, in connection with any or all of the following programs

currently entitled, “History of the Hot Rod,” “History of Speed,” and/or “Truck Wars” (individually and collectively, the “Program”) produced for A&E Television Networks, LLC

(“Network”). This Release includes the right to use and authorize others to use the Licensed Material as so incorporated in the Program in the distribution, sale, licensing,

marketing, advertising, promotion, exhibition and other exploitation of the Program in perpetuity throughout the universe in all media and methods now known or hereafter

devised (including, without limitation, in any behind the scenes, making of, best of, clip, look backs, and/or compilation material or similar versions of the Program) and the rights

granted herein. Licensor hereby waives any provisions of law known as moral rights and/or “Droit Moral”, other similar laws and agrees not to institute, support or authorize any

lawsuit against Licensee or Network based on infringement of such rights or on the editing and/or modifying of the Licensed Materials.

Licensor warrants and represents that (i) Licensor is the sole and exclusive owner or holder of the rights granted herein, including but not limited to, any and all copyright in the

Licensed Material and the permissions or rights in the likenesses of any recognizable people (if any) depicted in the Licensed Material; (ii) Licensor is authorized to enter into and

execute this Release; and (iii) Licensee or Network’s use of the Licensed Material as permitted herein will not violate or infringe upon any right of any kind or nature whatsoever

of any person or property and/or give rise to any claims of any kind, including, without limitation, claims of infringement, invasion of privacy or publicity, defamation or

disparagement or claims for payment of re-use fees or residuals. Licensor will indemnify and hold Licensee, Network and their respective parents, successors, licensees and

assigns, harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses arising out of any breach of the foregoing warranty or otherwise arising out of a

any claim which, if true, would constitute such a breach. Licensor acknowledges that Licensee and/or Network will rely on this permission potentially, at substantial cost to

Licensee and/or Network and Licensor hereby agrees not to assert any claim of any nature whatsoever against anyone relating to the exercise of the permissions granted herein.

Without limiting the foregoing, in the event of any breach of this Release by Licensee, Licensor’s sole remedy shall be an action at law for actual damages suffered, if any,

Licensor shall not be entitled to terminate or rescind this Release nor to enjoin, restrain or otherwise impair Licensee’s exercise of any of the rights and privileges granted or to be

granted to Licensee hereunder, nor to restrain, enjoin or otherwise impair the development, production, exhibition and/or exploitation of the Program or any elements thereof or

any advertising, publicity or promotion in connection therewith.

Licensor (including Licensor’s employee(s) or agent(s), if any) acknowledges and agrees not to at any time (i) issue, authorize or participate or otherwise disseminate press

releases, public statements, news stories, magazine articles or other publicity or information of any kind relating to the Program, Licensee, Network or any of their related or

affiliated entities; (ii) disclose or authorize others to disclose (including without limitation via oral or written communication, social media, or any electronic or other means) any

confidential information obtained or learned in connection with the Program or this Release, Licensor’s involvement or regarding Network’s or Licensee’s involvement in the

Program; and/or (iii) use Licensee’s and/or Network’s name, logo, trademark or other proprietary mark in any manner without Licensee’s and/or Network’s prior written approval.

Without limiting the foregoing, Licensor understands and acknowledges that Licensor’s confidentiality obligations and publicity restrictions hereunder shall apply to any and all

media whatsoever now known or hereinafter devised. Licensor acknowledges and agrees that any public statement or disclosure of confidential information by Licensor or any

party in violation of this Release shall constitute a material breach of this Release and shall cause Licensee and Network irreparable injury. In the event of such breach of this

Release, Licensor shall be liable and Licensor agrees that Licensee and/or Network shall have the right to utilize all available remedies under the law, including both financial and

injunctive relief, to seek restitution for the significant harm which will be incurred by Licensee and Network as a result of any such disclosure and/or breach of this Release.

This Release supersedes all prior and/or contemporaneous negotiations, understandings and agreements between the parties hereto, contains the parties’ entire understanding

relating to the subject matter hereof and cannot be modified or terminated except by an agreement signed by both parties. This Release shall be construed and governed in

accordance with the laws of the United States and of the State of California, and both parties consent to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts residing in the County of

Los Angeles to adjudicate any disputes with respect hereto. Any controversy or claim relating to this Release (“Claim”) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with

the substantive laws of the State of California without regard to California choice of law rules. All Claims shall be submitted to final and binding arbitration, to be held in Los

Angeles County, California, before a single arbitrator, in accordance with California Code of Civil Procedure §§ 1280 et seq. The arbitration shall be initiated and conducted

according to the applicable JAMS Arbitration Rules and Procedures, except as modified herein, including the Optional Appeal Procedure, at the Los Angeles office of JAMS, or its

successor (“JAMS”) in effect at the time the request for arbitration is made. The arbitrator shall follow California law and the Federal Rules of Evidence in adjudicating the

dispute. The parties waive the right to seek punitive damages and the arbitrator shall have no authority to award such damages. Licensee shall have the right at any time to

assign or otherwise transfer this Release, in whole or in part, or any or all of Licensee’s rights or obligations hereunder to any third party. This Release may not be assigned,

transferred or encumbered by Licensor, in whole or in part, by operation of law or otherwise, without Licensee’s prior written consent, and any such assignment without

Licensee’s consent will be deemed ineffective.

Conditions for this permission:

  • Fee includes obtaining materials for republication and all Blade service fees relating to republication.
  • Licensee acknowledges that some jurisdictions provide legal protection against a person’s image, likeness or property being used for commercial purposes without their consent. The Blade makes no representations or warranties as to whether or not any additional payments or fees may be due as a result of republication. Licensee shall be responsible for all additional fees and payments. 



Kim Bates, Asst. Managing Editor, 2018.06.14

Kim Bates, Asst. Managing Editor, 2018.06.14