This artwork release is made by , an individuala(n) (the "Owner"), in favor of , an individual a(n) (the "Filmmaker"). 


In consideration of the payment of $, tThe Filmmaker may photograph, reproduce, and use (the "Use") a entitled   and a photo of which is attached to this release as Exhibit A] (the "Artwork") for the purpose of making and distributing a  feature film  short film  independent film tentatively entitled  (the "Film"). The Owner grants the Filmmaker any further rights that may be required to effectuate the Use and understands that the Filmmaker will proceed in express reliance on this release.


The Filmmaker shall solely own all interest in the Film and promotional material for the Film, including all copyrights. The Owner will have no ownership or other rights, including rights of inspection or approval, in or to the Film. The Filmmaker shall have the right to distribute, exhibit, market, advertise, publicize, and otherwise exploit the Film, including any images of the Artwork, by any title, in all media, now known or unknown, in perpetuity, throughout the world (the "Exploitation"). Nothing in this release obligates the Filmmaker to (a) cause the Exploitation, (b) pay any money with respect to the Exploitation, or (c) use the Artwork in the Film in a certain manner or at all.


The Owner hereby releases the Filmmaker from any liability arising from the Use, including that based on invasion of privacy or publicity, defamation, or copyright.


The Owner hereby represents that:

  • (a) it is the sole owner of the copyright in the Artwork and has the full power, to enter into this release and to grant the Use for the Film;
  • (b) the Filmmaker's exercise of the rights under this release will not infringe any copyrights or violate any third party's rights, and no third-party permissions are required to grant the Use for the Film; and
  • (c) the rights granted under this release are not subject to any litigation or encumbered in anyway that would interfere with the Filmmaker's full enjoyment of the rights.


The Owner is signing this release on the date stated opposite its signature. 

Date: _____________________________

Social Security Number:______________________________


Include a photograph of the Artwork here


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What's an artwork release form?

Getting clearance to use artwork in a movie or other filmed story is essential in an already collaborative process. An artwork release form allows a filmmaker to use a specific work of art or reproductions of that art while protecting the owner's rights. This includes the terms of how the artwork will be used and payment for its use.

Here's the information you'll need to have handy to complete your artwork release form:
- Who it's coming from : Determine if a business or individual is sending the document and have the name and contact information ready.
- Who it's going to : Know who this document is going to and have the individual or business name and contact information ready.
- Subject matter : Be clear about the description of the artwork to be released.
- Payments : Decide if the art owner will be paid a fee, and if so, how much.