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THIS MODEL RELEASE (the "Agreement") is made and entered into this ____________________ (the "Execution Date"),


____________________ of
____________________, _______________, _______________ __________
Email: _______________
Phone: _______________
(the "Artist")



  Model Name ________________________________________
  Street Address ________________________________________
  City, State, ZIP code ________________________________________
  Email ________________________________________
  Home Phone ________________________________________
  Work Phone ________________________________________
  Cell Phone ________________________________________

(the "Model")



  1. The Artist may choose or is currently engaged in the business of creating media, which includes but is not limited to engaging in the following activities for personal and commercial gain:
    • photography, photo editing, and photo production; digital photography, digital photo editing, and digital photo production; and web design and production.
  2. The Model consents to being a subject of the Artist in media. The Model will allow the Artist to capture images and sound recordings for use in media.  


THE ARTIST IS RELEASED OF LIABILITY: For good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, the Model releases the Artist and assigns  permission to license all images and sound recordings and to use of images and sound recordings in any media for any purpose which may include, among others, advertising, promotion, marketing and packaging for any product or service. The Model agrees that any images and sound recordings may be combined with other images, text and graphics, cropped, altered and modified.

THE ARTIST RETAINS ALL RIGHTS: The Model agrees that the Artist has all rights to images and sound recordings, for perpetuity unless explicitly noted in this Agreement. The Model acknowledges and agrees that the Artist is not liable for any further consideration or accounting, and further claims for any reason.

DURATION OF AGREEMENT: The Model acknowledges and agrees that this Agreement is binding on all heirs and assigns. The Model acknowledges and agrees that this Agreement is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and will be governed by the laws of the State of California, excluding the law of conflicts.


This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties to this release and the terms of this Agreement are contractual and not a mere recital.

This Agreement will be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the State of California.




____________________ (Model)

I am the parent or legal guardian of the minor above named as the Model, and I have legal authority to execute this Agreement on the Model's behalf. I have read and fully understood the contents of this Agreement, and consent to the said use of images and sound recordings based on the contents of this Agreement.




____________________ (Parent)

For good and valuable consideration, the Model releases ____________________ and assigns permission to license and use all images and sound recordings in any media and for any purpose.  The Model agrees that ____________________ has all rights to images and sound recordings for perpetuity. This agreement is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual.

Model Name (Print): __________________________

Model Signature:   _________________________

Date:   _____________________________

Model and Entertainment Release Information

Alternate Names:

A Model and Entertainment Release is also known as a:

  • Model Release
  • Model Release Form
  • Standard Model Release

What is a Model and Entertainment Release?

A Model and Entertainment Release is a document used to grant creative rights from a model to an artist.

For example, a stock photographer may hire a model to pose in pictures. By signing a Model Release, the model gives the photographer all rights to image and permission to use their image.

Who Needs a Model Release?

A Model Release should be used whenever an artist is using a model as the subject in photo or video content for online or offline use. This includes:

  • Stock photography
  • Clothing and jewellery businesses
  • Radio and TV commercials
  • Online and print advertisements

Who are the Parties in a Model Release?

There are two parties in a Model Release; the artist and the model.

The artist is the individual or corporation who will be using the model's voice or image to promote, represent, or sell a product or service. The artist is the party that must have permission to use the model's likeness.

The model is the individual who is representing a product or service either on TV, online, in a piece of art, in print, or in audio. The model is the party who must give permission for their likeness to be used for profit.

What is the Difference Between a Blank and Specific Model Release?

A blank Model Release is a document that can be used for various models at different times. It does not include specific information about the model, but must still be signed by both parties involved.

A specific Model Release is what an artist uses for a specific model at a specific time. It includes details about the model and whether they are a minor, and the signing date and location of the agreement. It may only be used once.

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