Sample Release Forms

RELEASE AGREEMENT Whereas, ______________ (the "Producer") is engaged in a project (the "Video"), and Whereas, I, the undersigned, have agreed to appear in the Video, and Whereas, I understand that my voice, name, and image will be recorded by various mechanical and electrical means of all descriptions (such recordings, any piece thereof, the contents therein and all reproductions thereof, along with the utilization of my name, shall be collectively referred to herein as the "Released Subject Matter"), I hereby freely and without restraint or compensation consent to and give unto the Producer and its agents or assigns or anyone authorized by the Producer, (collectively referred to herein as the "Releasees") the unrestrained right in perpetuity to own, utilize, or alter the Released Subject Matter, in any manner the Releasees may see fit and for any purpose whatsoever, all of the foregoing to be without limitation of any kind.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, I hereby authorize the Releasees and grant unto them the unrestrained rights to utilize the Released Subject Matter in connection with the Video's advertising, publicity, public displays, and exhibitions. I hereby stipulate that the Released Subject Matter is the property of the Producer to do with as it will. I hereby waive to the fullest extent that I may lawfully do so, any causes of action in law or equity I may have or may hereafter acquire against the Releasees or any of them for libel, slander, invasion of privacy, copyright or trademark violation, right of publicity, or false light arising out of or in connection with the utilization by the Releasees or another of the Released Subject Matter.

I hereby waive any claim for financial compensation in connection with any and all usages of the Released Subject Matter. I expressly stipulate that the Releasees may utilize the Released Subject Matter or not as they choose in their sole discretion without affecting the validity of this Release. This Release shall be governed by Maryland law.

 

I hereby certify that I am over the age of eighteen, and that I have read, understood, and agreed to the foregoing.

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MEDIA CONSENT FORM AND RELEASE FOR MINOR CHILDREN

I am the parent/guardian of ______________________________________________ (print full name of child) (“My Child”). I hereby grant Wheaton Arts Parade and their agents the absolute right and permission to use photographic portraits, pictures, digital images or videotapes of My Child, or in which My Child may be included in whole or part, or reproductions thereof in color or otherwise for any lawful purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to use in any Wheaton Arts Parade publication (print or video) or on the Wheaton Arts Parade website, without payment or any other consideration. I hereby waive any right that I may have to inspect and/or approve the finished product or the copy that may be used in connection therewith, wherein My Child’s likeness appears, or the use to which it may be applied. I hereby release, discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Wheaton Arts Parade and their agents from all claims, demands, and causes of action that I or My Child have or may have by reason of this authorization or use of My Child’s photographic portraits, pictures, digital images or videotapes, including any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form, whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the taking of said images or videotapes, or in processing tending towards the completion of the finished product, including publication on the internet, in brochures, or any other advertisements or promotional materials. I represent that I am at least eighteen (18) years of age and am fully competent to sign this Release.

THIS IS A RELEASE OF LEGAL RIGHTS. READ IT CAREFULLY AND BE CERTAIN YOU UNDERSTAND IT BEFORE SIGNING (Both parents, if possible) PLEASE CHECK ONE OF THE BOXES BELOW THEN SIGN YOUR NAME(S)

☐ CONSENT: We/I hereby certify that We/I are/am the parent(s) or guardian(s) of the above named child and do hereby give our/my consent without reservation to the foregoing on behalf of My Child.

☐ NON-CONSENT: We/I hereby certify that We/I are/am the parent(s) or guardian(s) of the above named child and do not hereby give our/my consent without reservation to the foregoing on behalf of My Child. 

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Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County

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