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San Clemente woman’s ‘Minute’ winnings: $250,000

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San Clemente resident Autumn McAlpin and her sister Allison Chapman came away with $250,000 after their appearance on the NBC-TV game show “Minute to Win It” ended Tuesday night.

At the beginning of Tuesday’s episode, their second on the series, Chapman completed a task of stacking four martini glasses, three of them filled with Christmas ornaments. That brought the pair’s total winnings to $250,000.

In the next minute-long challenge, Chapman and McAlpin both tried unsuccessfully to balance the tips of three candy canes on a suspended nylon cord. That ended their quest for the maximum $3 million prize.

McAlpin is a mother of four who writes the “Family Life” column for the Sun Post News, The Orange County Register’s community newspaper in San Clemente. She and Chapman, who are originally from Memphis, Tenn., plan to use their winnings to help their mother retire by paying off the mortgage on her house.

McAlpin called the process of applying for and appearing on the show a “whirlwind.” A casting director remembered her family from when they competed two years ago on “Family Feud” and invited them to try out for “Minute to Win It.”

“Allie and I auditioned with our husbands, but the show quickly picked up on the story line that we are the only two sisters among six highly competitive brothers and that we knew a thing or two about getting our game on,” McAlpin said in an e-mail.

“We were eager to have the chance to play for our mom and try to give back to a woman who had so selflessly raised eight kids.”

After several rounds of tryouts, interviews and training in the show’s household-object games, McAlpin and Chapman were on the national stage.

“It’s one memory I’ll never forget,” McAlpin said.

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Minute to win it million dollar winner

MINUTE TO WIN IT, with its original title and catchphrase “Minute Winner – You got one Minute To Win It”, was created in 2003 by BUMP founder Derek Banner and pitched to Jock Millgårdh and Mattias Olsson of Friday TV in November 2005.

A fully extended fourteen page derivative version of Minute Winner, a game show entitled READ YOUR FORTUNE, with one million dollar prize money, ten challenges with increasing difficulty, prize ladder / the more difficult the challenge the higher the prize, a large monitor screen with a blueprint etc, was submitted to Jock Millgårdh in 2007.

In 2007 Jock Millgårdh and Mattias Olsson made an animated promo and pitched the game show to NBC in 2009. NBC aired Minute To Win It the first time in March 2010, later adapted in 70 territories.

Minute To Win It is distributed by Endemol Shine International and NBCUniversal.

Minute To Win It was awarded FRAPA’s title of World’s most sold gameshow in 2011 and 2012.

BEGIN: March 14, 2010
TIME: Tuesdays 8/7 c
TYPE: 1-hour Game Show
PRODUCED BY: Universal Media Studios, Friday TV
Executive Producers
Craig Plestis, Tim Puntillo, Mattias Olsson, Jock Millgardh


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BUMP discovered from Friday TV’s server (used by its legal counsel) evidence of agreement files created in Swedish language by Metronome and Friday TV’s Legal Counsel Eva-Lotta Almkvist, a Rights acquisition agreement with Friday TV and a Royalty / Profit Share Agreement with BUMP:

file:///w:// Metronome / Agreement / Agreement Documentation / BUMP / MINUTE WINNER – MINUTE TO WIN IT – You got one minute to win it!
file:///w:// Metronome / Agreement / Agreement Documentation / FRIDAY TV AB / MINUTE WINNER – You got one minute to win it!

Jock Millgårdh and his co-founders of Friday TV, and Metronome, acknowledged BUMP’s rights to Minute To Win It, their Legal Counsel drafted the agreement files.

Metronome’ s Swedish lawyers Caroline von Heidenstam and Lena Franstedt Lofalk, at Swedish law firm Nord Och Co Ab (now called Kanter Advokatbyrå) attempted to hide the agreement files and started an abusive legal dispute, using “copyright” as a pretext so Friday TV and Metronome would avoid to pay royalties for more than 20 million dollars to BUMP for Minute To Win It. They deliberately chose to commit fraud against BUMP, which is a serious violation and an abusive tactic.

The three founders of Fridady TV, Jock Millgårdh, Matias Olssn, Estelle Bodén, and their Legal counsel Eva-Lotta Almkvist, resigned in protest from Metronome and Endemol Shine.

In a letter of 7 February 2019 Endemol Shine Group’s lawyer in London, Caroline Kean, confirmed that Friday TV’s Legal Counsel eva-Lotta Almkvist downloaded from BUMP’s website files which “she preserved for use in evidence”. The two downloaded files had the title and catchphrase “Minute Winner – Minute To Win It – You got one minute to win it”, the same title and catchphrase used by Friday TV and NBC for Minute To Win It. And as shown in the above evidence of the agreement files BUMP discovered from Friday TV’s servers, Friday TV’s Legal Counsel used the two downloaded files as “Documentation” (evidence) in the agreement files she created between BUMP and Friday TV.

Friday TV and Metronome paid royalties to Swedish choir leader Caroline af Ugglas on the basis of choir leader´s verbal idea, which Jock Millgårdh and Matias Olsson developed and sold to NBC. The choir competition TV show, “Clash of the choirs” (“Körslaget”) was later sold to seventeen territories. Swedish Caroline af Ugglas was acknowledged as the copyright owner of the verbal idea and was paid royalties and profit share of the program without dispute. No hidden agreement files.

There is no justification for the lawyers of Metronome, Friday TV, and Endemol Shine Group to hide the agreement files they created between BUMP and Friday TV and decline to pay royalties to BUMP for Minute To Win It, which has been adapted in seventy territories. Nintendo, Wii, Xbox, Kinect, and Boardgame versions also have been made of the popular gameshow.

For more information please contact Derek Banner at:
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Direct phone: +45 – 20 90 43 43

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