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CONTRACT CONTENTS

ARTICLE I

  • PERMISSION TO MAKE AND USE RECORDINGS
  • RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
  • RELEASE
  • GUARDIAN’S REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

ARTICLE II

  • GENERAL PROVISIONS

CONTRACT SAMPLE

This ‘TALENT RELEASE AGREEMENT (MINOR)’ (this “Agreement” or “Release”) is made by and entered into between [CLIENT NAME] having its principal place of Business at [ADDRESS] (the “Client”) and [PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN NAME(S)], who is/are the [mother / father / legal guardian] (the “Guardian”) of [TALENT NAME] (the “Minor”), and is executed as a binding agreement as of the Effective Date (Client and Guardian are sometimes herein referred to collectively as the “Parties” or individually as a “Party”).

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

  1. WHEREAS the Client desires to have license and authorization from the Guardian to use the Talent’s picture, portrait and likeness as described below; and
  2. WHEREAS the Guardian desires to give such license, authorization and release to the Client on the terms set forth herein.

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and other good and valuable consideration considered hereinafter, the receipt and sufficiency of which are acknowledged by the Parties, the Client and the Guardian agree as follows:

 

ARTICLE I

  1. PERMISSION TO MAKE AND USE RECORDINGS

In consideration of the payment of [$AMOUNT] ([$###]), receipt of which is hereby acknowledged and received, the Guardian grants the Client and, its advertising agency, licensees and producers or publishers of its promotional materials and their successors and assigns (the “Agents”), permission and the full and irrevocable right to record, use, publish and copyright the Talent’s likeness, image, voice, appearance, and performance, in whole or part, including alterations, modifications, derivations and composites thereof, on film, videotape, audiotape, computer files, or other media (the “Recordings”); and to use, reuse, edit, exhibit, license, distribute, and/or otherwise exploit the Recordings, in whole or in part and in conjunction with the Talent’s and biographical material, on or in advertising and promotion of or in connection with [NAME OF PRODUCT OR SERVICE] throughout the world. This right shall include the right to combine Talents likeness with others and to alter Talents likeness, by digital means or otherwise, for the purposes set forth herein (the “Recordings Use”).

  1. RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS

The Guardian and assigns to the Client all right, title, and interest in and to the Recordings, including, but not limited to, copyright. The Guardian understands and agrees that the Recordings shall be the sole property of the Client, and that the Guardian shall have no right to:

(a) Inspect or approve the Recordings;

(b) Inspect or approve any other recordings, text, graphics, images, or other content created in connection with or combined with the Recordings; or

(c) Receive any royalties or other compensation arising from or related to the Recordings Use.

  1. RELEASE

The Guardian agrees to release, discharge, and hold harmless the Client and the Client’s Agents from any and all damages, liabilities, costs, expenses, claims, and/or judgments of any kind or nature whatsoever arising from the Recordings Use, including, but not limited to, those based on copyright infringement, invasion of privacy, right of publicity, libel, defamation, or false light. The Guardian acknowledges and agrees that this Release is binding on the Guardian, and both the Guardian’s and the Talent’s heirs, legal representatives, and assigns.

  1. GUARDIAN’S REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

The Guardian hereby represents that the Guardian:

(a) Is a legal adult and has the full legal capacity to execute this Release;

(b) Is the parent or legally appointed guardian of the Minor; and

(c) Has the full legal authority to execute this Release on the Minor’s behalf.

The Guardian further represents that the rights granted under this Release will not conflict with or violate any other commitment the Minor has with any other party. The Guardian has read this Release prior to signing it and fully understands its contents, meaning, and impact.

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