If you are at the helm of any production—say, a movie, a music video, or even a magazine cover shoot—take great care to secure talent release forms. Failing to file and hold these documents may bring you to a series of legal issues more dramatic than your actual work.
Talent release forms allow you to exhibit your work and to distribute it to the masses. It is thus a very crucial document. Productions for even five-minute-long music videos to songs are made possible by the tune of a large sum of money and resources. It would be such a tragedy if this all goes down the drain and never reaches the airwaves all because of a failure to file talent release forms.
Be sure to always complete one for every production. See these Sample Forms to guide you with the standard elements that goes into talent release forms and read more on these documents below.
Sample Model/Talent Release Form
Free Talent Release Form for Minors
Documentary Talent Release Form Example
Talent/Individual Release Form to Download
Printable Talent and Consent Release Form
These 9+ blank talent release form samples are made specific for different types of productions, and are conveniently made with sections yet to be filled out by you for all pertinent details surrounding your work. Select, edit, and print the template that best suits your project. If none of these samples does the trick for you, you can still use them for your reference.
What Are Talent Release Forms?
Talent release forms are documents that have to be verified and signed by every talent that appears in a production. This legally pronounces that they are allowing the production people to distribute the final project that contains their image and likeness.
What Types of Production Are Covered by Talent Release Forms?
These forms are for
- television shows,
- film shorts,
- commercials or infomercials,
- music videos,
- cover shoots,
- photographs, and
- other such media projects.
Other Types of Release Forms
Productions are not the only settings in which release forms are important documents. Take for instance these two examples:
- Medical release forms. There are two types of medical forms: one that you would have to sign in order to allow a health care professional to see your medical information and history, and another that you sign for dependents so that they may be submitted to medical care should they need it in your absence. These are for your
- infirm dependents,
- injured dependents, and the like.
- Release of information forms, which grants permission to such entities as insurance firms and hospitals to obtain copies of your relevant documents and information.
For downloadable templates and further reference, see these Sample Medical Release Forms and Sample Release of Information Forms, respectively.
Sample Talent and Performance Release Form
Generic Talent Release Form Example
Printable Audio Talent Release Form
Standard Talent Release Form
Basic Video Talent Release Form
Who Are the Entities Covered by Talent Release Forms?
Every talent that appears in a production with their image and their likeness (voice, etc.) will have to verify the production’s talent release forms. These talents that have to acknowledge and sign the forms may be
- actors and actresses,
- dancers, and
- models, among others. For more on the legalities surrounding these talents, see Sample Model Release Forms.
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