IN ALL FAIRNESS TO THE PRODUCERS, BROADCASTER AND DISTRIBUTORS - There are whack-jobs out in TV land who will sue at the drop of a hat. I've had this happen to me. Some bat-shit-nutjob crawled out from under a rock a few years ago and claimed that he'd created Freaky Stories. He threatened to sue everyone; YTV, DECODE and myself. i pulled the proper documents out of the file, waved them at his lawyer and he crawled right back under his rock.
I have a friend who created a show - who was approached years later by someone who claimed that he'd stolen their idea. The guy never wrote it down, pitched it anywhere or told anyone about it. But he swore up and down that my friend had STOLEN his idea...
So yes. These forms are important for everyone's protection. But YOU have to be aware of what you're signing.
I'm using it without permission, but they've put it online for people to use in submitting shows. They're a perfectly legitimate company - producers of reality and infotainment shows for major outlets. I may contact them myself. www.rubiconentertainment.com