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Old May 28th, 2003, 07:39 PM   #1
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What contracts/release forms and precautions are needed for shooting adult video?

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Old May 29th, 2003, 07:28 PM   #2
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I have never shot adult videos, so my details are a bit fuzzy but I remember reading something about it once. Basically, if you don't get the right releases and keep the right records they can throw you in jail.

I did a Google search and came up with Title 18 USC Sect 2257 which details the releases needed and the records that must be kept. I think basically everyone in front of the camera needs to provide name and proof of age and these records have to be maintained by a third party and be kept availabe for inspection.

I also saw on Google a site that will sell you the forms to meet the requirements of the law. Don't know if that is a good deal or not.

Now there may also be other laws and other requirements that I know nothing about. There seems to be at least one adult video industry association. You might want to track them down and ask advice.
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