How To Use
This Talent and Model Release form should be used only to obtain consent for the photographic, video, and film and likeness issues as listed in the Agreement.
- As a practical matter, you should have this document signed prior to any video, film, or photo sessions and certainly prior to any use of the Releaser’s photo or likeness in these media. Have several copies so any adjustments can be made and initialed on the spot, such as payment being given or arranged on the spot when enthusiasm is high for the project at hand and the individual geared up to do the work.
- If the Releaser is a minor, under 18 as a rule, be sure the parent or legal guardian also signs to acknowledge consent. Be sure to get this agreement in advance of any video, film, photo, or other such activities commence, since not doing so opens you up to substantial liability if you choose to use the materials.
- The Manufacturer should keep the original signed Release. A photocopy should be given to the person giving the consent for his or her records. If a minor is involved, give one copy to the minor and another separately to the parent or legal guardian.
- We suggest you keep a separate copy of the signed agreement with the paperwork accompanying the product development and final records themselves. This extra step can save you a substantial amount of time when this data must be reviewed, especially in a large financial transaction, audit, or similar activity, such as the sale of your company.