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Old October 13th, 2007, 09:40 AM   #1
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Appearance release for freelancing

Hello. I need some wordsmith help modifying a standard release for freelance work. I have this language, which was provided at a workshop:

For good and valuable consideration, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, I authorize [PRODUCER] (“Producer”) and [INSERT COMPANY]. (“Company”) and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, successors and assigns to make use of my appearance for the program tentatively entitled: (“Program”) and in connection with Producer and/or Company or otherwise.

A couple of issues, I don't work for a Company, so there's nothing for me to insert there, so I'll delete that language.

As for the Program, I hope to shoot shorts/B roll for the web, public access etc. I don't know ahead of time where it will end up and what the name of the program will be.

How do people handle this? Is there some boilerplate language that I just haven't found/thought of?

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Old October 14th, 2007, 09:11 AM   #2
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It does get a little trickier when you're not specifying the use.
Check this out:
It's a sample release from a stock photo web site and includes wording like "any use except porno".
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