Photo/Video Policy and Code of Conduct
This page outlines the Photo/Video Policy & Code of Conduct for BHoF Weekend 2014. Your ticket purchase/attendance implies consent to adherence of this policy.
Basic rules of photo (and other) etiquette apply to all Weekend events, locations, and people.
Regardless of credentialing, all attendees are to abide by this BHoF Photo/Video Policy & Code of Conduct.
Consent: Ask permission before photographing people. This is just politeness and common sense.
Interfering with others: Repeated interference** with the participants/attendees or otherwise obstructing/disrupting others’ enjoyment of any BHoF event (showcases, panels, etc.) risks removal from the venue and/or revocation of credentials without recompense. **Repeated interference simply if asked to refrain from doing so more than once by ANYONE, including another attendee.
Photography in the Orleans Showroom Theater:
Credentials: Press/photo/video registration credentials offered on a limited basis and revoked at the discretion of the Orleans and/or BHoF. (See the full press policy for details.)
Credentialed photographers and BHoF photography corps: There will be select areas of the venue designated for credentialed photographers, at both the front and rear of the theater. You are free to shoot from other spots, provided you do not stand at the front of the stage, block the aisles or otherwise compromise fire safety and/or obstruct the view of other attendees.
Flash photography: There is no flash photography allowed in the showroom during performances. Use of flash permitted before the show, during intermission, and after the show.
Personal cameras: Personal cameras ARE welcome at all BHoF Weekend events, provided their use is not disruptive. Attendees may take photos from their seats only, and must not stand in the aisles or press area, obstruct views, or use flash during performances of any kind. Likewise, if a performer requests that no photography take place during their act, we expect all attendees to respect that request. (Whether written beforehand or requested orally before the performance.)
iPads and tablets: We ban the use of iPads and other tablets for photography in the Showroom Theater, as this obstructs the view of others.
Video in the Orleans Showroom Theater:
Due to past problems absolutely NO AMATEUR VIDEO** other than by the professionals engaged by BHoF will be allowed in the Showroom or other BHoF Weekend events. We are very serious about this. We will allow no filming with any type of camera including the allowable still digital cameras with video capacity. Not for just one act, not whether related to the performer, the performer asked you to or said it is okay. This includes:
- All scheduled daytime and nighttime events
- All video-related conduct, including but not limited to: taping, filming, webcast, rebroadcast, or generally anything other than still photographs, shot during or after the event. (Meaning: if you film any part of our show and subsequently upload or otherwise share such footage in any way, you are in violation of both BHoF Weekend policy and federal copyright law.)
** Other than by those authorized IN ADVANCE and IN WRITING by BHoF. In order to be granted an exception to the No Filming policy, you MUST submit a formal press request to the BHoF, per the Press Policy, on or before May 14, 2014. Submit a press request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Violation of this policy: Please note that United States copyright law prohibits the webcast, broadcast, transmission, retransmission, or other duplication of any copyrighted performance, programming, and/or other such content. Violating of the “no filming” rule may result in removal from the event, for the day/night and/or duration of the weekend. Further, if you post unauthorized video online (e.g. to a social or video-sharing website), we reserve the right to protect our intellectual property, however necessary, including but not limited to reporting your infringement to the proper authorities, legal action, and/or a permanent ban from attending future BHoF events.
Additional press-specific photo/video policies: the Press Policy contains additional photo/video policies to which press members must also adhere.
Other pertinent information:
Access to performers/personnel and restricted areas: Interviews with specific performers, hosts or BHoF personnel, only allowed when coordinated in advance with our PR/media team. All such interviews depend on availability, conditions, and restrictions to be determined on an individual basis.
Backstage access: The backstage area is restricted to performers and production team only. No photography, videography, or any press or media permitted backstage under any circumstances.
Performers: BHoF has engaged professionals to film the Weekend’s events. If you would like footage of your BHoF Weekend act or have a project that requires video from the Weekend, it will be available for a nominal fee.
View-obstructing attire: In the Showroom Theater during the shows, avoid wearing hats or wigs/hairstyles that obstruct the view of patrons sitting behind you. We do not want to regulate anyone’s fashion tastes (especially at this event!) but please be mindful of this as we get complaints every year!