Question by Victoria: Didn’t read (or at least understand) the fine print?
Hi, I’m 21 and a Junior in college. I’m a German major and currently studying abroad in Berlin for a semester. I have been working for 3 years as a part-time model, mostly for art photographers and small clothing boutiques (for their websites etc). I have done a few gigs while I’m here in Berlin. Last month I had an audition for a major German photoshoot. When I arrived, I was asked if I would be willing to let a local TV filmmaker film my interview/shoot/audition, because he was working on a program that was going to show what its really like, behind the scenes for a model etc. I both thought it would be fun, and good exposure—I figured even if I didn’t get the big gig/photoshoot, being in the documentary would still be a good line on my resume. So I signed the release and let him follow me around filming me through the entire backstage process. He obviously got some shots of me undressed, etc but I didn’t think anything of it. As a model you are used to having to change without too much privacy, etc etc, and I assumed that anything like that would be pixelated before it was put on TV (I guess that is the naive American in me because we ALWAYS pixilate in the USA). Well imagine my shock (and horror) today when I got an advanced DVD of the tv show, watched my portion, and see myself naked for God and everyone to see. I called the TV channel and was told I had “signed the release” granting access to document my entire audition and use it for the documentary. I guess, technically, they are right…..but I never imagined THIS when I agreed to all of this. Is there anything I can do? Either legally or socially? I’m really scared, and don’t want this to show up on TV!
Answer by Randyortonfan84
you agreed and once you agreed theres no way getting out legally
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