Free Downloadable Photography Model Release Form
I searched the web for quite awhile trying to find a good free photography model release form and in the end I ended up hiring an attorney to make one for me. This is a fairly general one but if you want something that's quick and easy.... here you go.
I know this model release form isn't in word or PDF format but you can easily copy and past the below into a word or PDF Doc.
This form may need some changes so please read through it thoroughly. I have put in bold italics everything that you will want to change for you.
I'd suggest ensuring each page of your model release form is initialed by the "model".
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: USE THIS FORM AT YOUR OWN RISK! THIS FORM WILL NOT GUARANTEE YOU TO NOT BE SUED OR FACE LEGAL ACTION. ALWAYS CONSULT AN ATTORNEY TO ENSURE YOU ARE LEGALLY PROTECTED.
COMPANY/PHOTOGRAPHER XXXX - MODEL RELEASE FORM
AGREEMENT AND AUTHORIZATION FOR MODEL TO BE IN MEDIA
This MODEL RELEASE (the “Agreement”) is made and entered into this XXXX (the “Effective Date”). BETWEEN:
YOUR COMPANY HERE
YOUR COMPANY ADDRESS HERE
OF THE FIRST PART
Model Name: _______________________________
Street Address: City, State, Zip: _________________________
OF THE SECOND PART
1. The Artist may choose or is currently engaged in the business of creating media, which includes but is not limited to engaging in the following activities for personal and commercial gain:
a. Filming, film/video editing, and film/video production; photography, photo editing, and photo production; digital photography, digital photo editing, and digital photo production; documentary production and editing, sound recordings; sound manipulation and music productions, television production; and web design production.
2. The Model consents to being a subject of the Artist in media. The Model will allow the Artist to capture images and sound recordings for the us in media.
THE ARTIST RELEASED OF LIABILITY: For good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, the Model releases the Artist and assigns permission to license all images and sound recordings and the use of images and sound recordings in any media for any purpose which may include among others, advertising, promotion, marketing, and packaging for any product or service. The Model agrees that any images and sound recordings may be combined with other images, text and graphics, cropped, altered and modified.
THE ARTIST RETAINS ALL RIGHTS: The Model agrees that the Artist has all rights to images and sound recordings, for perpetuity unless explicitly noted in this Agreement. The Model acknowledges and agrees that the Artist is not liable for any further consideration or accounting, and further claims for any reason.
DURATION OF AGREEMENT: The Model acknowledges and agrees that this Agreement is binding on all heirs and assigns. The Model acknowledges and agrees that this Agreement is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and will be governed by the laws of the State of xxxx, excluding the law of conflicts.
COMPENSATION: The Model acknowledges and agrees that no payment of any kind, which may include products or services, will not be issued by the Artist. The Model will not receive any payments or compensation for participation in media.
COSTUMES AND PROPS: The Model acknowledges and agrees that all costumes and props provided for use during photos and videos will be returned to the Artist. The Model will not be permitted to keep any costumes or props that have been provided.
CONFIDENTIALITY: The Model acknowledges and agrees not to share any media with anyone, which includes but is not limited to online social media, personal portfolios, friends and family without prior permission and approval from the Artist.
This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties to this release and the terms of this Agreement are contractual and not a mere recital.
This Agreement will be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the State of XXXX.
In witness whereo, the parties have caused this Agreement to be executed as of the Effective Date.
Printed Name: ___________________________________