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Model and Entertainment Release

Photographer/Artist Details

Photographer/Artist Details

e.g. Street, City, State/Territory and Postcode

Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the artist?The artist may be the photographer or videographer who will be capturing the image of the model. The artist may also be a corporation on whose behalf the photographer or videographer works.

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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/Territory, Postcode ________________________________________
  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, accounting, or claim 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.

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 Australian Capital Territory.




____________________ (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:   _________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature*: ______________________

Date:   _____________________________
*required if Model is under the legal age of majority.

Last Updated October 24, 2023

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What is a Model Release Form?

A Model Release Form is a contract between an artist and a model. It gives an artist legal permission to license, edit, publish, or distribute images or video of a model for promotional use or to sell commercially.

A model is someone whose image appears in the art. The model doesn't need to be a professional. Once the Model Release Form is signed, the model releases any claims or rights they have to the images unless specified in the contract.

The artist is often a photographer or videographer.

A Model Release Form is also known as a/an:

  • Model release
  • Model and entertainment release
  • Standard model release
  • Artist release form
  • Photography model release form

Should I sign a Model Release Form?

Signing a Model Release Form is optional in Australia. However, it's in the artist's and model's best interest to sign a release before the photo or video session occurs, regardless of whether the model is paid or unpaid. In this case, a verbal agreement is difficult to enforce.

The release protects the artist from liability and licensing claims that may come up in the future. It also assures the model that the artist won't use the images for any unintended purpose.

If the model is under 18, a parent or guardian must give consent by signing a Model Release Form on their behalf.

Do I need a Model Release Form?

An artist needs a signed Model Release Form if they wish to:

  • Sell images that feature a recognizable person.
  • Use photos for promotional use or advertising.

For example, an artist may wish to sell photographs to a magazine or website. In this case, everyone appearing in the photo must sign a Model Release.

Instances where a Model Release Form is option include:

  • Images used for educational purposes only
  • Photos of people attending an event as part of a news story

It’s a good idea to have a Model Release Form when you’re unsure about the future purpose of an image.

How do I write a Model Release Form?

You can create a Model Release Form by completing LawDepot’s questionnaire. Using our template ensures you complete these necessary steps.

1. Choose a Model Release template

We have two Model Release templates to choose from:

  • One-time form
  • Reusable template

The one-time form lets you insert the artist’s and model’s information into the document. This form is good for artists who know who they’ll be working with and only need a single Model Release Form.

The reusable template saves the artist’s information but leaves a space for models to provide their information later. This form is convenient for artists working with many models.

2. State the purpose of the release form

You can use a Model Release Form for photos, videos, or both.

Popular examples of photo modelling include print advertising, stock photography, and clothing modelling for magazines, websites, and social media accounts.

Videography modelling is more common for television commercials, instructional videos, and online brand promotions.

3. Provide the artist’s details

The artist can be a photographer or videographer who captures the image of the model. It’s also possible for the photographer or videographer to work on behalf of a corporation. In that case, the corporation is considered the artist.

Provide the artist’s name, address, phone number, and email in the Model Release template.

4. Provide the model’s details

The model is the person whose image the artist captures. The model doesn’t need to be a professional or paid to sign a Model Release Form.

If you’re using the one-time Model Release template, provide the model’s name, address, phone number, and email. If the model is a minor, also include the name of the parent or guardian who will be signing the release on the minor’s behalf.

5. Include additional clauses

Include any extra clauses you wish to include in the Model Release Form.

For example, the model may not wish to associate themselves with sensitive themes or subject matter. This may include content related to crime, drugs, politics, sex, or any other subject matter that could be considered offensive.

6. Select a pocket-sized release if needed

LawDepot gives you the option of ordering a short pocket-sized Model Release Form. Select “yes” in the questionnaire if this fits your needs.

7. State the signing details

If you know the date and city where the parties involved will sign the Model Release Form, include this information.

A Model Release Form doesn’t need a witness for it to be legally binding. However, it’s a good idea to have one if the terms of your agreement are ever challenged.

Related Documents:

  • Independent Contractor Agreement: Outline the terms of a working relationship between a contractor and client.
  • Release/Waiver Agreement: Create a written agreement where one party agrees to not pursue legal action in certain events. In exchange, the other party provides some form of compensation from the other party in the contract.
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