Maine Revised Statutes

§1902. Blind bidding

1. Prohibition.  Blind bidding is hereby 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 within the State before the motion picture has been trade screened.
[ 1979, c. 266, (NEW) .]
2. Information to be included in bid.  A distributor shall include in each invitation to bid for a motion picture for exhibition within the State, if that motion picture has not already been trade screened, the date, time and place of the trade screening of the motion picture.
[ 1979, c. 266, (NEW) .]
3. Notice to exhibitors.  A distributor shall provide reasonable and uniform notice to exhibitors within the State of all trade screenings of motion pictures he is distributing.
[ 1979, c. 266, (NEW) .]
4. Waiver void.  Any purported waiver of the requirements of this section shall be void and unenforceable.
[ 1979, c. 266, (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1979, c. 266, (NEW).