This talent release is made by , an individual (the "Talent"), in favor of , a(n) , an individual (the "Creator"). In consideration of the payment of , the Talent agrees as follows:

1. PERMISSION TO MAKE AND USE RECORDINGS.

  • (a) Permission to Use. On , the The Creator may record the Talent's likeness, voice, and performance in all media (the "Recordings") and use, edit, exhibit, license, distribute, or otherwise exploit the Recordings in conjunction with the Talent's name (or fictitious name) in conjunction with the Talent's name (or fictitious name) and biographical material, for any lawful purpose, except for any lawful purpose and in all forms of media now known or later created (the "Recordings Use").in connection with and any advertising and publicity in connection with that project (the "Recordings Use").
  • (b) No Obligation. The Creator's right to use the Recordings does not constitute an obligation to make use of this right.

2. ASSIGNMENT; WAIVER.

The Talent assigns to the Creator all interest in the Recordings, including copyright. The Recordings are the sole property of the Creator, and the Talent waives any right to:

  • (a) inspect or approve the Recordings;
  • (b) inspect or approve any other recordings, text, graphics, images, or other content created in connection or combined with the Recordings; or
  • (c) receive any royalties or other compensation related to the Recordings Use.
  • If the Talent receives any print, negative, or other copy of the Recordings, the Talent may not authorize its use by anyone else.

3. RELEASE.

The Talent hereby releases the Creator from any liability for any distortion or illusionary effect or other adverse result arising from the publication of the Recordings, and from any liability for violation of any personal or proprietary right the Talent may have in connection with the Recordings or the Recordings Use.

4. TALENT'S REPRESENTATIONS.

The Talent hereby represents that: 

  • (a) he or she is a legal adult and has the full legal capacity to execute this release;
  • (b) the rights granted under this release do not conflict with or violate any other commitment the Talent has; and
  • (c) he or she has not authorized and will not authorize or permit the use of his or her name, portrait, picture, likeness or testimonial statement in connection with the advertising or promotion of any product or service competitive to or incompatible with the Recordings; and
  • (d) he or she has read this release before signing it and fully understands its contents, meaning, and impact.
  • (c) he or she has read this release before signing it and fully understands its contents, meaning, and impact.

The Talent is signing this release on the date stated opposite his or her signature.

TALENT:


Date: ________________


By: _________________________________________________________


, ,
Social security number: ____________________________________

Witnessed by:_________________________________________________

Date: _____________

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Witness name

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What's a talent release form for adults?

Whether you’re creating film, audio, digital, or another kind of media production, you must ensure that you have permission to use your talent’s voice, image, or performance before sharing. A talent release clarifies creator and talent rights and details what use of their voice and image the talent permits—and prohibits.

Here's the information you'll need to have handy to complete your talent release form for adults:
- Details of the release : This includes permissions, rights, and restrictions.
- Who is involved : Know who this document is going to, and have the talent and creator's contact information ready.