Model Release Forms?
in the US, to make a binding contract, there needs to be consideration. Usually a dollar amount, to make a contract binding (giving and receiving). My question is for you pros and lawyers out there, for a model release, to make it binding, do you have to give a nominal sum, or is a print in hand good enough for a binding contract? I am thinking along the lines of Time for Prints.
enclosed is my model release for your perusal / use if you like it / correct it if it sucks.
I'm surprised nobody posted on this, I too am trying to schedule a test shoot, and am in need of releases.
Time in exchange for prints is a contract. A model release is just an agreement to use.
Neither are needed until there is a problem or a disagreement. Then they are very useful!
This wording can be used in the U.S.:
"For Consideration herein acknowledged as received, and by signing this release I hereby give the Photographer / Filmmaker and Assigns my permission..."
The term is later defined as follows:
" “CONSIDERATION” means $1 or something else of value I have received in exchange for the rights granted by me in this release."
This wording is from a multi-language, multi-country software application called Easy Release that can be filled out and signed electronically on a tablet computer. It is approved by Getty Images, iStockphotos and others.