This artwork release is made by OWNER FULL NAME, an individual (the “Owner”), in favor of PRODUCER/FILMMAKER NAME, IN CAPITAL LETTERS, a[n] State of Organization, if not an individual [corporation] [general partnership][individual][limited liability company][limited liability partnership][limited partnership][sole proprietorship][other] (the “Filmmaker”).
- PERMISSION TO USE ARTWORK.
In consideration of the payment of $Amount, [t][T]he Filmmaker may photograph, reproduce, and use (the “Use”) a describe work entitled name of work [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 Title (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.
- RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS.
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 (i) cause the Exploitation, (ii) pay any money with respect to the Exploitation, or (iii) 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.
- OWNER’S REPRESENTATIONS.
The Owner hereby represents that:
- [he][she] 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;
- 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
- the rights granted under this release are not subject to any litigation or encumbered in any way that would interfere with the Filmmaker’s full enjoyment of the rights.
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The Owner is signing this release on the date stated opposite [his][her] signature.
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