Model Release Form Template

Use our model release form template to have a signed contract between the model and photographer. Even if the model is unpaid and there are no plans to license the images, it’s still good to have a signed release form in case a future opportunity arises.

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(Please note, this example form does not constitute a fully written and usable photography release. The content here is merely for example purposes.)
I hereby grant the XYZ COMPANY, its directors, officers, employees, agents, and designees (collectively “XYZ COMPANY”) non-revocable permission to capture my image and likeness in videotapes, motion pictures, recordings, or any other media (collectively “Images”). I acknowledge that XYZ COMPANY will own such Images and further grant the XYZ COMPANY permission to copyright, display, publish, distribute, use, modify, print and reprint such Images in any manner whatsoever related to XYZ COMPANY business, including without limitation, publications, advertisements, brochures, web site images, or other electronic displays and transmissions thereof. I further waive any right to inspect or approve the use of the Image by the XYZ COMPANY prior to its use. I forever release and hold the XYZ COMPANY harmless from any and all liability arising out of the use of the Images in any manner or media whatsoever, and waive any and all claims and causes of action relating to use of the Images, including without limitation, claims for invasion of privacy rights or publicity.

I hereby warrant that I am eighteen (18) years old or more and competent to contract in my own name or, if I am less than eighteen years old, that my parent or guardian has signed this release form below. This release is binding on me and my heirs, assignees and personal representatives.

Why Do I Need a Model Release Form?

Typically used in corporate and fashion photography, a model release form is essential to release the photographer of any legal liability. In other words, without the model agreeing and signing to the terms of your release form, you could be in a lot of legal trouble if the photo is used.

What Can I Do With the Photos?

In some countries, you cannot use, sell, or promote photos of an individual without a model release form due to privacy laws. After the model signed to agree to the terms in the release form, this frees up the photographer to use the photos promotionally or sell them commercially.

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