I am CONSTANTLY receiving e-mail from TWIP listeners who would like a sample model release. Because I am not an attorney, I cannot give legal advice. What I can do is let you see a copy of the standard model release that I use. If you decide to rely on this, do so at your own risk. It’s never let me down, but your location, jurisdiction and circumstances may dictate whether or not this release would serve your purposes.
Adult Model Release (Intended for use in USA only)
In consideration of my engagement as a model and for other valuable consideration received, to-wit: ___________________ (list payment whether cash, prints, etc.) I hereby give
_____________________________________________ (“Photographer”) and Photographer’s heirs, legal
representatives, and assigns the irrevocable, perpetual, and unrestricted right to take and use photographs
of me taken by the Photographer (“Photographs”) in all forms, media and manners, in conjunction with
my own or a fictitious name, for advertising, trade, promotion, exhibition, or any other lawful purposes.
I hereby waive any right to review or approve the Photographs, the use of the Photographs, or the matter that may be used in conjunction with the Photographs now and in the future, regardless of whether that use or matter is known to me.
I hereby waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to the use of the Photographs. I release, discharge, and agree to hold harmless Photographer and Photographer’s heirs, legal representatives, and assigns from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form, whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the taking, processing, or publication of the Photographs. This release shall be binding upon me and my heirs, legal representatives, and assigns.
I hereby attest that I am of the age of majority and a resident of the United States. I attest that I read and write the English language and that I have read this entire document. I attest that I sign this document of my own free will, under no duress of any kind.
Model’s Full Name:
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