Still Photo Release
The Producer or Director may desire a specific still photograph to be incorporated in her/his Project. The Producer must ensure that the subject of the photo owns the Copyright to it. Often photographers may own the copyright to their photos, however they may not have signed releases from their photo subjects/persons granting the photographer the Right to use the subject’s image in another/future Project.
A Still Photo Release gives the Producer the Right to incorporate a still photo in the Producer’s Project. This is a two page, eight clause legal Agreement.
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.
This Agreement is part of the Actor’s Deal, and the Director’s Deal, and the Producer’s Deal.
Photo Release Agreement Still Photo
Person in Photo Name: _____________________________________________
Producer(s) Name: _______________________________________________
Producer Company: ______________________________________________
Project Name: __________________________________________________
Project Genre: _________________________________________________
(film, music video, stage production, game show, etc)
Herein this Agreement the Independent Filmmaker is the “Producer”.
1. The above named and below signed Person in Photo, hereby grant the Producer permission to use the Person in Photo likeness in a single photograph or multiple photographs in any and all of the Producer’s publications world-wide, including Internet and website entries.
2. The Person in Photo understands that she/he shall receive ______________ compensation for her/his skill and services as the Person in Photo for the above named Project.
3.The Person in Photo further understand that by accepting this one time compensation and granting this permission the Person in Photo is irrevocably giving up all rights and claims to monetary compensation for any future uses of this Project by the Producer(s) and her/his/their Company(s), heirs, successors or assigns.
4.The Person in Photo understands and agrees that these materials will become the property of the Producer and will not be returned.
5. The Person in Photo hereby irrevocably authorizes the Producer to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish or distribute this photo(s) for purposes of publicizing the Producer’s Project or for any other lawful purpose. In addition, the Person in Photo waives the right to inspect or approve the finished product, including written or electronic copy, wherein the Person in Photo likeness appears. Additionally, the Person in Photo waives any right to royalties . . . (continued)