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Old August 31st, 2004, 05:05 AM   #1
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Actor/Model Release

I recently shot some footage for an educational series video for a not for profit firm. This was my first time doing anything of this nature as I normally do wedding videography.
My question is, do I or does my client need to have the persons in the video sign a release and if so whose responsibilty is it to keep these on file?

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Old August 31st, 2004, 10:10 AM   #2
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Do the initials CYA mean anything? It would certainly be in your best interest to get releases from any of the identified, major players in you footage. I would keep the original, and forward a copy to the organization you are working for.
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Old August 31st, 2004, 12:10 PM   #3
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Cool, yeah that's what I thought, thanks for the confirm.

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Old August 31st, 2004, 04:14 PM   #4
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My question is, do I or does my client need to have the persons in the video sign a release and if so whose responsibilty is it to keep these on file?
You absolutely, positively MUST get releases. And you should keep a copy, since YOU will be named if there is ever a law suit for misappropriation of likeness.
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