Talent Release Agreement (Sample)
(Sample courtesy of Ten Casting Management)
For good and valuable consideration as detailed herein below, I, (legal name) JOHN DOE MODEL, hereinafter referred to as The Talent, do hereby give my irrevocable consent to the reproduction and use of my voice and/or video and/or digital and/or electronic and/or photographic image as it has been captured and/or recorded by SAM SMITH, (a Photographer/ Videographer/ Recordist, hereinafter called The Artist), on MAY 6, 2001 in or near SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA. Said consent constitutes release for the use thereof, in whole or in part, in original or modified form, alone or in combination with other voices, music, sound effects, photographs, sketches, cartoons, visual effects, artwork and/or text matter, whether factual or fictional and whether used in conjunction with my real or some fictitious name. This release is offered in favor of The Artist named herein above and extends, at that party's sole discretion, to any publishers, printers, broadcasters (or other electronic media), clients, agents, licensees or assigns specifically chosen and/or authorized by said party under the following terms:
1. My image MAY be reproduced for art uses, including photographic and/or electronic prints for portfolio, gallery, museum or other similar display and sale.
1a. My image MAY be reproduced for use in art or photography books.
2. My image MAY be reproduced for use in art paper products, including post cards, note cards, greeting cards, calendars, posters or similar products.
3. My image MAY be used in the advertising and/or publicity (including printed, video or electronic catalogs) for the work of The Artist. . . and/or, for any usage specifically allowed above.
4. My image MAY NOT be used to illustrate captioned editorial material in periodical publications specifically excluding any relationship to any product or service offered for sale; i.e., this paragraph may not be construed to allow any commercial use of my image whatsoever.
5. My image MAY NOT be reproduced in a pre-licensed or "no license required" catalog (whether printed, on photo CD or in any other form of reproduction) of "open use" images.
6. My image MAY be reproduced for the commercial benefit of NONE in behalf of its product/service (name) NONE only, and for no other business enterprise, company or product name whatsoever, without my specific written permission.
7. Any images which shall be provided to me from The Artist's work covered by this agreement may be used by me only in the course of my self-promotion as talent; e.g., composites, zed cards, personal post cards and portfolio(s), as well as any printed, digital or other electronic compilation by my agents or others seeking only to promote my services as talent. I understand that my rights to the images captured of me by The Artist do not extend to commercial or editorial usages as previously detailed herein above.
8. The total good and valuable consideration and/or full compensation to be rendered to me in exchange for my time and services in modeling, posing, performing or recording on the date herein before stated, as well as for all rights to the exclusive use of the images and/or performances captured and/or recorded of me as detailed herein before, shall be as follows:
a.From images captured by The Artist this date, (whose?) N/A selection (for use in casting efforts in my behalf) of up to (#) _N/A 8" X 10" (other size?) N/A prints, and MY OWN selection of up to (#)_______ (size?) 8" x 10" prints.
Talent's Signature _________________________ Date _____________
Credit Name (Please Print) ___________________ Address City/State/Zip _________
Artist's Signature __________________________ Date _____________