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Photographer/Artist Details


Photographer/Artist Details


e.g. Street, City, County, Postcode




Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the artist?The artist may be the photographer or videographer who will be capturing the image of the model. The artist may also be a corporation on whose behalf the photographer or videographer works.


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MODEL RELEASE: AGREEMENT AND AUTHORISATION FOR MODEL TO BE IN MEDIA

THIS MODEL RELEASE (the "Agreement") is made and entered into this ____________________

BETWEEN:

__________ of
__________
Email: __________
Phone: __________
(the "Artist")

OF THE FIRST PART

-AND-

  Model Name ________________________________________
  Street Address ________________________________________
  City, Country, Postcode ________________________________________
  Email ________________________________________
  Home Phone ________________________________________
  Work Phone ________________________________________
  Cell Phone ________________________________________

(the "Model")

OF THE SECOND PART

BACKGROUND:

The Artist may choose to engage, or is currently engaged in, the business of creating media, which includes but is not limited to engaging in the following activities for personal and commercial gain:

  • photography, photo editing, and photo production; digital photography, digital photo editing, and digital photo production; and web design and production.

The Model consents to being a subject of the Artist in media. The Model will allow the Artist to capture images and sound recordings for use in media.  

WHEREBY:

  1. THE ARTIST IS RELEASED OF LIABILITY
  2. In exchange for good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the Model assigns to the Artist permission to licence all images and sound recordings and the use of all images and sound recordings in any media for any purpose which may include, among others, advertising, promotion, marketing and packaging for any product or service. The Model agrees that any images and sound recordings may be combined with other images, text and graphics, cropped, altered and modified, and hereby releases the Artist from any liability related to the use or licencing of the images or sound recordings by the Artist.
  3. THE ARTIST RETAINS ALL RIGHTS
  4. The Model agrees that the Artist has all rights to the images and sound recordings, for perpetuity unless explicitly noted in this Agreement. The Model acknowledges and agrees that the Artist is not liable for any further consideration, accounting, or claim for any reason.
  5. DURATION OF AGREEMENT
  6. The Model acknowledges and agrees that this Agreement is binding on all heirs and assigns. The Model acknowledges and agrees that this Agreement is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual.
  7. PRIVACY POLICY
  8. The Artist will process the Model’s personal data in accordance with the privacy policy set out in Schedule 1 of this Agreement (the "Privacy Policy").
  9. The Model acknowledges receipt of the Privacy Policy by signing this Agreement.
  10. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
  11. This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties to this release and the terms of this Agreement are contractual and not a mere recital.
  12. GOVERNING LAW
  13. This Agreement will be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of England.

In witness whereof, the Model has executed this release at ______________________ on the date above.

     
   

_____________________________

   

____________________ (Model)

IF THE MODEL IS UNDER THE LEGAL AGE OF MAJORITY:
I am the parent or legal guardian of the minor above named as the Model, and I have legal authority to execute this Agreement on the Model's behalf. I have read and fully understood the contents of this Agreement, and consent to the said use of images and sound recordings based on the contents of this Agreement.

     
   

_____________________________

   

____________________ (Parent)


SCHEDULE 1: Privacy Policy

  1. This privacy policy sets out information on how the Artist (the data controller) has collected and will process the personal data of the Model, as well as the legal rights of the Model with regards to the processing of their personal data.
  2. Details about the Artist:
    Name of Artist: __________ (the "Artist")
    Address of Artist: __________
    Email address of Artist: __________
    Telephone number of Artist: __________
  3. The Artist has collected the following personal data from the Model: image and/or sound recording of the Model; name, address, phone number, email address, and age details of the Model; and, if a minor, name of the Model’s parent or guardian.
  4. The personal data of the Model is being processed for the purposes of: consent; administration; or to comply with legal obligations.
  5. The Artist will only use the Model’s personal data on the basis of the Model’s consent or where the Artist needs to comply with a legal obligation.
  6. The Artist will limit access to the Model’s personal data to employees, agents, or contractors of the Artist, or as otherwise consented to by the Model.
  7. The personal data of the Model will be retained for only as long as necessary to satisfy any legal, accounting or reporting requirements and to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, and will be erased or destroyed as required by law on or before __________ after the execution of this Agreement.
  8. The Artist will only transfer the Model’s personal data out of the United Kingdom if the third country or international organisation has been deemed to have an adequate level of data protection or where appropriate safeguards have been provided by the Artist, as outlined in the Data Protection Act 2018.
  9. The Model has the right to:
    1. be informed about the collection and use of the Model's personal data;
    2. request access to the Model’s personal data;
    3. request rectification of the Model’s personal data if inaccurate or incomplete;
    4. request erasure of the Model’s personal data;
    5. request restriction of the processing of the Model’s personal data;
    6. request the transfer of the Model’s personal data to another party;
    7. object to the processing of the Model’s personal data;
    8. withdraw consent to the processing of their personal data at any time by using the Artist's contact information provided in this Agreement to contact the Artist; and
    9. lodge a complaint by contacting the Information Commissioner at:
      Information Commissioner's Office:
      Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
      Email: icocasework@ico.org.uk
      Telephone: 0303 123 1113
      Fax: 01625 524510


For good and valuable consideration, the Model releases from liability and assigns __________ permission to licence and use all images and sound recordings in any media and for any purpose. The Model agrees that __________ has all rights to images and sound recordings for perpetuity. This agreement is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual.

Model Name (Print): __________________________

Model Signature:   _________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature*: ______________________

Date:   _____________________________
*required if Model is under the legal age of majority.

What is a Model and Entertainment Release Letter?

A Model and Entertainment Release Letter is a form that allows a photographer or videographer to obtain permission from models to license or publish their photos for commercial usage.

A Model and Entertainment Release Letter is also known as a:

  • Model release form
  • Photo release form
  • Photography release form
  • Model waiver
  • Artist release form
  • Publishing release form
  • Model contract form

Who needs a Model Release?

Use a Model Release whenever you enlist a model to act as the subject in photo or video content for commercial use, including:

  • Stock photography
  • Clothing and jewellery modelling
  • Commercials
  • Online and print advertisements

Who are the parties in a Model Release?

There are two parties in a Model Release: the artist and the model.

The artist may be a photographer or videographer who is capturing the image of the model. The artist may also be a corporation that is represented by a photographer or videographer. This artist is the one that must have permission to use the model’s likeness.

The model is the individual represented in the photo or video. The model permits the artist to use their likeness for profit.

What is commercial use?

Commercial use of a photograph or video means that the photo can or will be used to advertise a product or service, including print advertising, online marketing, commercials, and more. Commercial use also includes photos and videos sold by alone or as part of a product (like a book, shirt, or album release).

A Model and Entertainment Release acts as a safety mechanism for the photographer or videographer. This form releases the artist of all liability and protects the artist from any claims from the model. It also grants the artist the right to alter and repackage the images.

Editorial use isn’t the same as commercial use. With editorial use, companies or individuals can use an image for criticism or education. Editorial use includes any images accompanying an article in a magazine, newspaper, or textbook that aren’t advertising. If you are using a photo editorially, you don’t need a photography release form.

How do I create a Model and Entertainment Release Letter?

You can create a Model and Entertainment Release Letter by using our template and following these steps. This way, you can ensure that you don’t miss any important information.

1. State the location

Note the location where the photography will take place.

2. State the purpose of the release

When creating your release, you can create a blank release that you can use multiple times or enter specific information. You can use a blank model release template multiple times for one or more models. A specific release is only for one particular model.

You can create a model release for photography, videography, or both.

3. Include the photographer or videographer details

Provide your or your corporation’s name, address (including street, city, county, and postcode), phone number, and email.

4. Provide other details

Provide additional details about the job.

Personal data

Include how long you will keep the model’s data on file.

Personal data includes any information that could identify an individual, including their:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Date of birth
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Photographs and videos
  • Credit card information
  • ID card numbers
  • Address

According to the UK GPDR, you can only retain the personal data of the model until it fulfils its purpose. You can’t keep data longer than necessary. To make sure that your form is UK GDPR compliant, provide a specific time to erase the data.

Additional clauses

If need be, you can choose to include additional clauses in your Release Letter. Most contracts don’t need additional clauses. However, you can include an additional clause if you wish to mention terms not already addressed in previous questions.

Pocket-sized Release

Using our model waiver template, you can also choose to create a pocket-sized Release in addition to the full Release Letter.

5. Sign and witness the document

Determine whether or not you wish for your document to receive a witness’ signature. Most documents and contracts do not require a witness for them to be legally valid.

However, all parties should still sign and date the document.

Do I need a model release for event photography?

Typically, no. If no one will use the photos for commercial use, there’s no need for a model release contract unless the photo will be a part of product endorsement or sold later.

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