A publicity release form is a written document that is intended to give consent or authorization for the release of a photo, video, or any other type of material that may be cause for a person’s privacy to be invaded or using materials that have copyright.

A publicity release form is essential particularly in areas that involve media coverage. Having a Release Form means that ample permission was given by the owner or the subject of the material prior to it being published to the public through social media, magazines, newspaper, or the Internet.

Photograph and Publicity Release Form

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Sample Publicity and Photo Release Form

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Publicity and Video Release Form

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Publicity Release Form Example

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An example of a publicity release form is a Photo Release Form, a Video Release Form, and a Model Release Form. Despite the similarity in title, the purpose of these forms actually vary.

A photo or video release form is a written document that protects a photographer and a videographer’s interests. A photo or video release form allows a client or an individual to store copies of a photo or video clip that a photographer has taken.

A model release form, on the other hand, is a written document that gives absolute and irrevocable rights and unrestricted permission to use a model or a subject’s image in any photo, video recording, or digital image. It gives the photographer or the photo company complete and exclusive ownership of the materials in exchange for a specified form of compensation. A model release form also nullifies any claim or demands made by the subject for invasion of privacy, right to publicity, and misappropriation or misuse of image, and defamation.

In photo shoots, both the photo release forms and the model release forms are typically signed by both parties.

Publicity Consent and Release Form

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School Publicity Release Form

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Media and Publicity Release Form

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Publicity Waiver and Release Form

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Tennis League Publicity Release Form

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How to Administer Release Forms

When giving photo release forms, video release forms, and model release forms be sure to do the following:

  • Print Backup Copies

Prep your paperwork ahead of time. Be sure to print multiple copies of your release forms in case mistakes or errors happen. Having backup copies also allows you to provide copies of the paperwork to the other parties involved.

  • Make Your Release Forms Clear and Legible

Content is king—but so is clarity. Be sure to properly structure the contents of your release form so that all parties involved will be able to understand it.

  • Store Paperwork Properly

Always countersign, scan, and e-mail a copy of both photo release and model release forms to the client via e-mail in order for you to generate an e-mail trail. Scanning documents also allows you to digitize your records making it less viable to ruin or damage.

To utilize the forms in this article, you need to be able to choose one that suit your needs and purposes. Our forms are easily accessible and can help you save your valuable time. They are also in PDF format and can be easily edited according to your specifications.

You can also download our other release form templates such as our Medical Records Release FormsSample Release Forms, and Hipaa Release Forms.

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