Group Participant Release
An Independent Filmmaker, (a.k.a. the Producer of a/your Project), may require a Group for the Project. This may involve a few to several hundred Group Participants. As the Producer and staff will not necessarily know any of the Group Participants this Agreement is drafted fairly comprehensively.
Signing this contract the Group Participant is assigning any and all Rights to their performance over to the Producer.
This Agreement between the Group Participant and the Producer is drafted in plain English that is easy to read and understand. This is a five page, sixteen clause legal document. All Group Participants can sign the same Agreement. The Agreement may be filled in on your computer or printed out and filled in later.
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.
Boiler–plate clauses, amongst others in the Agreement, include: confidentiality, dismissal for drug/alcohol/illegal photographs/nuisance etc., engagement date(s), confirmation of age being 18 years of age or over. Your Lawyer will draft any and all other clauses for your Project’s unique situations and circumstances.
This Agreement is one of the contracts in the Director’s Deal and in the Producer’s Deal.
Group Participant Release
Group Recording Authorization, Assignment and Release
Group Participant Name: _______________________________________
Producer(s) Name: _______________________________________________
Producer Company: ______________________________________________
Project Name: __________________________________________________
Project Genre: __________________________________________________
(film, music video, stage production, game show, etc)
Herein this document the “Independent Filmmaker” is called the “Producer”.
References in this document to the “Record” shall include the physical media, the electronic and magnetic images thereon, and the recorded audio and video content.
WHEREAS The Producer wishes to be able to include in the Record portions or all of photographic, video and/ audio recordings made of persons present, one of whom the undersigned Group Participant, wishes to be, and the Producer will not admit to the Location of the Shoot any person who has not consented to the provisions of this document.
WHEREAS, the Group Participant requests admission to the above named Project and consents to the provisions of this agreement (the “Agreement”).
The Group Participant hereby makes the following acts, representations and promises to the Producer:
1. I represent that I am over the age of 18 years and that I have the legal capacity to contract on my own behalf.
2. I consent in advance to the filming, audio and/or video recording by any means (the “Record”) of the Project, including (without limitation thereto) my own attendance and participation at the Project, including all extensions and postponements thereof, regardless of venue
3. The Group Participant must not record the Project by any means whatsoever. If at the Project I, the Group Participant, undertake to operate any recording equipment, I shall immediately thereafter deliver to the Producer the original and all copies . . . (continued)