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Old January 28th, 2010, 09:42 PM   #1
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Talent Release - When does it begin

if not specified on the form. does the release begin from
1) the date of signature , or
2) air date ?

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Old January 28th, 2010, 09:57 PM   #2
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I thought that most contracts and agreements unless otherwise specified become effective the date executed which generally is accepted to be the date signed.

Just my understanding which has a high likelihood of being wrong since I'm not a lawyer

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Old January 28th, 2010, 10:44 PM   #3
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ah thank you! its logical that it begins on day of signature too
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Old January 29th, 2010, 07:12 AM   #4
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Your question is only relevant if the release has a time period.
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Old January 30th, 2010, 12:28 PM   #5
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yes it does have a time period
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Old January 30th, 2010, 03:49 PM   #6
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Oh - I haven't seen or signed one with a time period - that I can recall. If it's your release it might be simpler to remove the time reference.

What happens if you release the finished product 10 years down the track, or use part of the footage for something else much later. Arn't you restricting yourself unnecessarily?
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Old January 31st, 2010, 05:03 AM   #7
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the product is a broadcast commercial so the time period is actually 'necessary'

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Old January 31st, 2010, 08:16 AM   #8
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Why does the fact it's broadcast commercial make a time limit necessary? Virtually all of the releases I've seen, if they mention time at all, state it is a release in perpetuity, for any and all purposes. There's a difference between a release to use a person's likeness and a license of a copyrighted image to publish it. Licenses typically state the time limit and geographic limits for the publication but model/talent releases generally don't.
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