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Anyone use a modeling agreement?
on Jul 9, 2004 at 9:06:32 pm

I didn't know where to post this question:

Does anyone use a modeling agreement when shooting video footage? If so, is there a site to download a standard agreement?

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Re: Anyone use a modeling agreement?
on Jul 10, 2004 at 12:19:05 pm

From Videomaker magazine.

Sidebar: You typically do need permission to shoot if:]
You are shooting on private property.
You are shooting in a controlled area like a museum, restaurant, theater or sports arena.
You are causing an impact to the normal flow of traffic, disrupting pedestrians or creating any other sort of public "nuisance."
You are deliberately using a person in a production who is a primary subject of any scene in the production.

[Sidebar: You typically don't need permission if:]
You are shooting in a public place.
People or objects appear incidentally in the shot.
The use falls under the Fair Use or Public Domain caveats.

Sep 98 Videomaker magazine
Please Release Me
by Chuck Peters

Please Release Me
It is good practice to always use a release form when you'll be including a person's name, face or voice in a video that you are producing for pay. A signed and dated release form for each person in a video is the best way to protect yourself legally from requests for additional compensation. Photocopy this one-page release form for your use.

The undersigned enters into this Agreement with ___________________________ ("Producer"). I have been informed and understand that Producer is producing a videotape program and that my name, likeness, image, voice, appearance and performance is being recorded and made a part of that production ("Product").

1. I grant Producer and its designees the right to use my name, likeness, image, voice, appearance, and performance as embodied in the Product whether recorded on or transferred to videotape, film, slides, photographs, audio tapes, or other media, now known or later developed. This grant includes without limitation the right to edit, mix or duplicate and to use or re-use the Product in whole or part as Producer may elect. Producer or its designee shall have complete ownership of the Product in which I appear, including copyright interests, and I acknowledge that I have no interest or ownership in the Product or its copyright.

2. I also grant Producer and its designees the right to broadcast, exhibit, market, sell, and otherwise distribute the Product, either in whole or in parts, and either alone or with other products, for commercial or non-commercial television or theater, closed-circuit exhibition, home video distribution or any other purpose that Producer or its designees in their sole discretion may determine. This grant includes the right to use the Product for promoting or publicizing any of the uses.

3. I confirm that I have the right to enter into this Agreement, that I am not restricted by any commitments to third parties, and that Producer has no financial commitment or obligations to me as a result of this Agreement. I hereby give all clearances, copyright and otherwise, for the use of my name, likeness, image voice, appearance and performance embodied in the Product. I expressly release and indemnify Producer and its officers, employees, agents and designees from any and all claims known and unknown arising out of or in any way connected with the above granted uses and representations. The rights granted Producer herein are perpetual and worldwide.

4. In consideration of all of the above, I hereby acknowledge receipt of reasonable and fair consideration from Producer.

I have read the foregoing and understand its terms and stipulations and agree to all of them:

Model's Name (Please Print) ____________________________________________.

Signature_________________________________________ Date _______________.

(If the person signing is under age 18, a parent or legal guardian, must sign below.)

I hereby certify that I am the parent or legal guardian of the model named above and I give my consent without reservation to the foregoing on behalf of him or her.

Signature_________________________________________Date_______________. (Signature of parent)

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Re: Anyone use a modeling agreement?
on Jul 12, 2004 at 5:49:26 pm


This is great. I will be shooting some local commercials and may use customers in some of them. This is exactly what I was looking for.


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