This is a revised copy of an existing model release with the addition of provisions to protect the agent from liability for any potential accidents or injuries related to the photography session and stipulating that the model is not entitled to monetary compensation for their participation.
[MODEL NAME], (the “Model”), for good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is acknowledged, hereby grants to [COMPANY NAME](“Company”), its legal representatives, assignees, and those acting under its authority, the unrestricted right and permission to copyright and/or use, and/or publish photographic portraits or pictures of the Model (the "Pictures"), and the negatives, transparencies, prints, or digital information pertaining to them, in still, single, multiple, moving or video format, or in which Model may be included in whole or in part, or composite, or distorted in form, or reproductions thereof, in color or otherwise, in any media for advertising or any other lawful purpose.
Model hereby relinquishes any right that he/she may have to examine or approve the finished product or products or the advertising copy or printed matter that may be used in connection with an image that Company has taken of the Model, or the use to which it may be applied. Model waives any ownership and publication right he/she might be entitled of in connection with the Pictures, with the exception of the personal use of the Pictures as part of personal modeling portfolio. Model agrees he/she has no right to sell, license or publish any of the Pictures to any person or entity.
Model further releases Company its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, servants, or employees (“Releasees”) from any claims for remuneration associated with any form of damage, foreseen or unforeseen, associated with the proper commercial or artistic use of these images unless it can be shown that said reproduction was maliciously caused, produced and published for the sole purpose of subjecting the Model to conspicuous ridicule, scandal, reproach, scorn and indignity. Model also waives any and all claims, demands, actions and causes of action whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, that may be sustained by Model, or any of the property belonging to Model, whether caused by the negligence of the Releasees, or otherwise, while performing the photography session, or while in, on or upon the premises where the photography session was performed. I understand and agree that I am not entitled to any present or future financial compensation for the use of my image by Company or their authorized agents.
Provided my name is not mentioned in connection with any other statement or wording which may be attributed to me personally, I undertake not to prosecute or to institute proceedings, claims or demands against either the Photographer or his or her agents in respect of any usage of the above mentioned photographs. I hereby release the photographer named above from all claims and liability relating to images, video or photographs taken of me.
I hereby agree to release, discharge and hold harmless [COMPANY NAME], its founders, and location leaders, from all causes, liabilities, damages, claims or demands whatsoever on account of any injury or accident involving myself arising out of my participation in my photography session with Company.
It is the express intent of Model that this document shall bind all members of Model’s family, heirs, assignees and personal representatives.
Model represents that he/she is 18 year or older, that the photography session was conducted in a completely proper and highly professional manner, and this release was willingly signed.
[MODEL’S FULL LEGAL NAME]
[MODEL’S CURRENT ADDRESS]