Product Description

As an Independent Filmmaker, (a.k.a. the Producer of a/your Project), you will be auditioning Independent Actors for your Project. As an Independent the Actor is not an employee, nor partner, nor agent of the Producer and/or of the Production Company.

Signing this contract the independent Actor is assigning any and all Rights to their work performance over to the Producer. This Agreement is a four page, eleven clause legal document. This Agreement between the independent Actor and the Producer is drafted in plain English that is easy to read and comprehend.

The Agreement may be filled in on your computer or printed out and filled in later.

Boiler–plate clauses, amongst others in the Agreement, include: confidentiality, dismissal for drug/alcohol/illegal photographs/nuisance etc., engagement dates, termination notice.

We regularly receive feedback that we have successfully drafted our filmmaker contracts to be as complete as possible for all legal situations.  However, should you experience a unique personal situation requiring the drafting of a special clause, please contact us at your convenience.  Otherwise, you may be obliged to find a local entertainment lawyer experienced in the film making industry who will draft any and all other clauses for your Project’s unique situation or  circumstance.

There are two forms of this Agreement. The first agreement is drafted for the Actor’s free/gratis grant of her/his/Acting skills in the Producer’s Project. The Project may be a film, music video, stage play, documentary, animation/cartoon voice-over etc.

The second form of the Agreement is the Independent Actor for Pay.

This Agreement is one of the contracts in the Actor’s Deal and Director’s Deal.

Actor Release


Actor Release
(Independent Actor)


Actor Name: ____________________________________________________
(Print Names)

Producer(s) Name: _______________________________________________

Producer Company: ______________________________________________

Project Name: __________________________________________________

Project Genre: _________________________________________________
(film, music video, stage production, game show, etc)

Herein this Agreement the “Independent Filmmaker” is called the “Producer”.

1. For and in consideration as an “Independent Actor” engaged by the Producer, on terms stated herein, the above named Actor hereby gives the above named Producer(s), their legal representatives and assigns, those for whom the Producer is acting and those acting with their permission, or their employees, the right and permission to copyright or use, reuse and/or publish, and republish or present photographic (still and/or live action) images of me, with or without my voice recorded, and/or recordings of my voice, in which I may be distorted in character, or form, in conjunction with my own or fictitious name, on any reproductive media, including film, digital video, video tape, Web sites, multi-media programs, or the like, in color or black & white, made through any media by the Producer, in the studio or elsewhere (the “Materials”), for any purpose whatsoever; including the use of any printed matter or live action presentation in conjunction therewith.

2. The Actor hereby waives any right to inspect or approve the finished photograph, videotape, film, printed matter or advertising copy that may be used in conjunction therewith or the eventual use to which the Materials be applied.

3. The Actor hereby releases, discharges and agrees to hold harmless, the Producer, the Photographer, or Sound Recordist, their representatives, assigns, employees or any person or persons, corporation or corporations, acting under the Producer’s permission or authority, or . . . (continued)