2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 10 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
CHAPTER 1 - SELLING AND OTHER TRADE PRACTICES
ARTICLE 11 - BIDDING BY MOTION PICTURE EXHIBITORS
§ 10-1-293 - Blind bidding prohibited; trade screening required; notice of screening; waivers void
. Blind bidding prohibited; trade screening required; notice of screening; waivers void
(a) Blind bidding is prohibited within the state. No bids shall be returnable, no negotiations for the exhibition or licensing of a motion picture shall take place, and no license agreement or any of its terms shall be agreed to, for the exhibition of any motion picture before the motion picture has either been trade screened or before the motion picture, at the option of the distributor, otherwise has been made available for viewing within the state by all exhibitors from whom the distributor is soliciting bids or with whom the distributor is negotiating for the right to exhibit the motion picture.
(b) A distributor shall provide reasonable and uniform notice of the trade screening of any motion picture to those exhibitors within the state from whom he intends to solicit bids or with whom he intends to negotiate for the right to exhibit that motion picture.
(c) Any purported waiver of the prohibition against blind bidding in this article shall be void and unenforceable.
Graham Syfert - Jacksonville Lawyer