Media Credential Applications
To apply for Full-Season or Single-Game media credentials for Memphis Grizzlies and/or Memphis Hustle home games during the 2019-20 season, please complete all sections below:
Note: Please submit one media credential application for each media member seeking credentials.
Memphis Grizzlies Media Guidelines and NBA Credential Terms and Conditions
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES 2018-19 MEDIA GUIDELINES
Individual Memphis Grizzlies media credentials can be requested by completing the credential application online at Grizzlies.com. Credentials are issued to working press only and at the full discretion of the NBA League Office and the Grizzlies Communications Department. A member of the working press must be on specific assignment for a known and established media organization; credentials are not issued to freelance journalists and photographers. All media members requesting single-game credentials must submit their online credential application at least 48 hours in advance of the game requested. No exceptions. Single-game credentials may be picked up at the FedExForum media entrance on the Southeast corner of Fourth Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue beginning three hours prior to tip-off. Valid credentials will allow access to FedExForum, press row, auxiliary media seating, the Don Poier Media Center and both locker rooms. Media members holding full season credentials still must inform the Grizzlies Communications Department in advance of the games they wish to cover in order to reserve seating. Season and single-game credentials must be visibly worn at all times and, in all cases, are non-transferable. Any unauthorized use will subject the bearer to ejection from FedExForum and forfeiture of the credential, including but not limited to obtaining autographs.
Credentials for working media are issued based on the following criteria: 1) Local daily newspapers, newspapers from the opponent’s area and national publications; 2) Local radio and television sports department personnel considered reporting; 3) Previously approved daily newspapers, radio and television sports department personnel that regularly cover the Grizzlies; 4) Previously approved weekly and monthly publications that regularly cover the Grizzlies; 5) Website reporters and bloggers previously approved by the NBA League Office; and 6) NBA scouts.
Photography requests must be submitted by the photo editor. Freelance writers and photographers will only be credentialed if the assigning publication submits the credential request. Hard copies of the publication may be requested for verification. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Baseline photographer positions are assigned by the Grizzlies Communications and Publications Department for both still photographers and television cameras. Due to limited space on the photo baselines and per NBA guidelines, only the following media are permitted a baseline photographer position: 1) Live television cameras; 2) NBA Entertainment/NBA Photos; 3) Team Photographer/Videographer; 4) Pre-approved wire services; 5) Newspapers that regularly travel with the team; 6) Sports Illustrated; 7) International media (one spot); 8) In-Arena cameras.
Per NBA policy, remote cameras, tripods and hard-back chairs are not permitted. All cameras must have rubber shade lens covers secured. All television stations have access to the direct in-house feed by contacting the Grizzlies Communications and Publications Department.
Media parking in the surface lot located on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue between B.B. King Blvd. and Fourth Street (across from the Parking Garage) must be requested through the Grizzlies Communications and Publications Department at least 48 hours prior to the game. The surface lot typically is available on a first-come, first-serve basis but cannot be guaranteed in some instances during the regular season and postseason due to high demand.
Media Work Room
The media workroom is open three hours prior to each game and is located in the Don Poier Media Center on the Southeast side of FedExForum. Admittance/space is limited to working media members with credentials only. Television monitors, telephones, workspace and complimentary photocopy and fax services are provided. Game notes, press releases and a limited number of media guides and game programs will also be available in the Don Poier Media Center during the course of the game. The media work room will also be available for use during all practices at FedExForum. Family members and guests of media members will not be permitted (no exceptions).
In accordance with NBA policy, both locker rooms will be open 75 minutes prior to tip-off for a 30-minute period and will re-open after the game following a 10-minute cooling-off period. Only those individuals with prominently-displayed, valid credentials will gain admittance. Still photography is strictly forbidden, including pictures taken on cell phones. Seeking autographs or souvenir items from players or coaches is strictly prohibited and subject to forfeiture of credential.
Game notes and statistics will be available in the Don Poier Media Center three hours prior to tip-off. Quarterly, halftime and final box scores, play-by-play sheets and postgame quotes and notes will be delivered to all working media as quickly as possible.
Media meals are available for $5 beginning approximately three hours prior to game time. The dining area is located in the Media Dining Room in the Don Poier Media Center on the Southeast side of FedExForum. Refreshments will be made available in the media dining room and the auxiliary media seating area at halftime and postgame.
International Media Policy
International media interested in covering NBA regular-season games must submit a written request to the NBA League Office via the NBA International Communications Department (Mike Perrelli at firstname.lastname@example.org). All credential requests must be received at least three business days prior to the first game requested. Photo identification will be required when picking up confirmed credentials at the media entrance.
Grizzlies practices and shootarounds are held at FedExForum at either the Built Ford Tough Training Facility or the main court. Practices are closed, with the last 30 minutes open to the media. All shootarounds are closed to the media; media availability is provided afterward. Please contact the Grizzlies Communications and Publications Department to confirm practice and shootaround times, sites and player/staff availability.
This credential is issued for the sole purpose of providing arena/venue access to an individual (“Bearer”) who is working on an assignment for a legitimate news organization or an authorized provider of game-related services (as employee or agent) in connection with the 2018-19 National Basketball Association (“NBA”) pre-season and regular season home games of the Memphis Grizzlies, as well as the playoff home games (first three rounds only) specified on the front of this credential, if any, of the Memphis Grizzlies (each, a “Game” and collectively, the “Games”), and the events, activities, and interviews relating to such Games or otherwise conducted by the Memphis Grizzlies (each, an “Event” and collectively, the “Events”), and Bearer hereby represents that he or she is attending each Game/Event solely for such purpose. This credential is non-transferable, and any unauthorized use of this credential or violation of its terms may subject Bearer and/or the assigning news organization to ejection from the arena/venue, revocation of the credential, denial of access to NBA arenas/venues in the future, prosecution for civil or criminal trespass, and any other remedies available under law.
Unless expressly authorized in writing by the NBA, the use, distribution, exhibition, reproduction, adaptation, display, performance or publication in any form of any photograph, drawing, account (whether text, data or visual) or description of any Game/Event or any excerpt of any Game/Event, taken or made by Bearer or his or her assigning news organization, shall be limited to news coverage of that Game/Event by the assigning news organization to which this credential is issued.
Neither Bearer nor his or her assigning news organization shall be permitted to record, transmit, use or distribute any film, video or audio of any Game/Event (or any excerpts thereof), including but not limited to on a live streaming basis or in a high-speed sequential manner (e.g., animated .GIFs) so as to approximate video; provided, however, that if the assigning news organization has been authorized by the NBA to record, transmit or use film, video or audio excerpts of a Game/Event pursuant to the NBA’s 2018-19 Video and Audio Highlights License (the “Highlights License”) or by separate written authorization from the NBA, it may do so in accordance with the terms of the Highlights License or such separate written authorization.
All ownership, copyright and property rights in each Game/Event (including, without limitation, the statistics thereof) and in any telecast, broadcast, transmission or recording thereof shall remain the sole property of the NBA, and no such rights are conferred to or intended to be conferred to, or created on behalf of, Bearer or any other person or entity by the issuance of this credential.
Bearer and his or her employer or assigning news organization: (i) assume all risk incident to the performance of services by Bearer and assume all risk incident to Bearer’s attendance at the Games/Events, in each case, howsoever caused, whether by negligence or otherwise; (ii) agree to indemnify and hold harmless the NBA, its member teams, and their respective affiliates, agents and employees from and against all liability, loss, damage or expense resulting from or arising out of (x) Bearer’s presence at the arena/venue, (y) Bearer’s acts or omissions and (z) the presence at the arena/venue of any cameras, wires, cabling or other equipment brought on the premises or used by Bearer; and (iii) grant permission to the NBA, its affiliates and their respective designees to utilize without compensation Bearer’s image, likeness and/or voice in any photograph or live or recorded video or audio display or other transmission or reproduction of any Game/Event or in any excerpt thereof.
The NBA or its designee may at any time revoke this credential and/or any of the rights granted hereunder for any reason in its sole discretion. In case of any dispute regarding the terms and conditions of this agreement, New York law will apply (without regard to its choice-of-law principles).
Acceptance of this credential constitutes agreement by Bearer and his or her employer or assigning news organization to abide by the (i) foregoing conditions, (ii) conditions on reporting and transmitting updates regarding games in progress that are displayed in the arena/venue and (iii) NBA Policy for Online Use by Media which can be found at mediacentral.nba.com.
No autographs are allowed during media access periods. Copying, duplicating or otherwise reproducing or distributing this credential or its image in any manner, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited.
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