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We include this 2 page template with Photography/Media Contract Pack and the Proposal Kit Professional. You will get more content and software automation for data merging, managing client documents, and creating proposals with line item quoting with a Contract Pack or the Professional.

Use the Minor Model Release Agreement for commercial use of media which includes a recognizable minor. If you are taking photographs or images of a minor for commercial use or public display, you should have that person sign a release along with both parents. This is a standard form used by many photographers.
Document Length: 2 Pages
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Minor Model Release

How do you write a Minor Model Release document?

Job Number: Contract Reference Number.


For valuable consideration received, I ("undersigned") hereby grant to Company Name ("Photographer") the absolute and irrevocable right and unrestricted permission to use, re-use, display, distribute, transmit, publish, re-publish, copy, or otherwise exploit, either in whole or in part, stills or motion picture, either digitally, in print, or in any other medium now or hereafter known, for any purpose whatsoever and without restriction, photographs taken of me, my likeness or in which I may be included ("Materials"); to alter the same without restriction; and to copyright the same. I understand and agree that Photographer may or may not use my name in conjunction with the photographs as he or she so chooses. I understand that all of my actions, activities and speech may be recorded at any time and that the devices used for recording may not be apparent or obvious to me. I understand that Photographer may include or alter Materials contained in any finished product that contains my image or likeness.

Changes may include, but are not limited to: fictional or actual incidents, characters, names, stories, scenes, events, inventions, advertising, dialogue, edits and changes to photos, alterations, airbrushing, blurring, distortion, photo enhancement, overdubs or changes and any other additions to any Materials bearing my image or likeness. I understand that I waive all rights to inspect, approve, object or otherwise be consulted in any form concerning any Materials or advertising produced bearing my likeness. I hereby release and discharge Photographer, and his or her agents, representatives, and assignees from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of the photographs, including without limitation any and all claims for intentional or unintentional acts or omissions, invasion of privacy, right of publicity, and defamation; all claims of liability resulting from any personal property, residual payments, license fees, taxes, reuse of published Materials or any other use of my likeness or image; all liability resulting from lost wages, loss of employment; and all liability for compensation for the Materials or their rights granted hereunder.

Entire Agreement

This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any and all prior agreements or understandings, written or oral, between the parties related to the subject matter hereof. No modification of this Agreement shall be valid unless made in writing and signed by both of the parties hereto.

Governing Law

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of State. Exclusive jurisdiction and venue shall be in the County County, State Superior Court.

Binding Effect

This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of Photographer and his or her respective successors and assigns, provided that Photographer may not assign any of his or her obligations under this Agreement without the undersigned's prior written consent. This release shall be binding upon me, my heirs, legal representatives, and assigns. I represent that I am over the age of eighteen (18) years and that I have read the foregoing and fully understand its contents. This release shall be binding upon me, my heirs, legal representatives, and assigns.

I acknowledge that should any dispute arise out of this release, my appearance in any of the Materials in part or in whole, or any advertising of such Materials, I will submit such dispute in writing to Company Name. Company Name shall then have the absolute right and option to have the matter resolved by Binding Arbitration in the County County of State and acting under the rules of and appointed by the American Arbitration Association. Failure to enter into binding arbitration by either party at this point may require legal action in a court of competent jurisdiction.

Print Full Legal Name:

Social Security Number:

Date when the contact was signed.


IMPORTANT: If possible, have both of the minor's parents sign the agreement to prevent potential problems if one of the parents is not aware of the release which could result in one parent trying to negate the agreement. I, the parent or guardian of the minor who signed the above release, do herby consent to the signing of such an agreement and release, and do hereby agree to hold harmless and defend beneficiaries of the release against any claim(s) that the minor may make (before or after reaching the age of majority) due to any use of the Materials, as described in the above Model Release, in any manner permitted by such release. I fully understand that any beneficiaries of the release are and will be relying upon my agreement and signature which are intended to induce them to accept the release.

Signature of 1st Parent or Legal Guardian:

Date when the contact was signed.

Print Full Legal Name:

Phone Number:

Signature of 2nd Parent or Legal Guardian:

Date when the contact was signed.

Print Full Legal Name:

Phone Number:

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Minor Model Release

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I customize the Minor Model Release to fit my business needs?

Customizing the Minor Model Release involves editing the document to include your business details, terms, and conditions. The templates are designed to be flexible, allowing you to insert your company's name, address, and other relevant information. You can modify clauses to reflect your unique business practices and legal requirements.

Is the Minor Model Release compliant with laws and regulations?

The legal contract templates are written by legal professionals and designed to comply with current laws and regulations at the time of their writing. However, laws can vary by jurisdiction and change over time, so it's recommended to have your contract reviewed by a local attorney to ensure it meets all legal requirements specific to your region and industry. Templates are licensed as self-help information and not as legal advice.

Can I use the same Minor Model Release for different clients or projects?

You can use the same Minor Model Release for different clients or projects. The templates are versatile and easily adapted for various scenarios. You will need to update specific details such as client names, project descriptions, and any unique terms for each new agreement to ensure that each contract accurately reflects the particulars of the individual client or project.

What should I do if I encounter a clause or term I don't understand?

If you encounter a clause or term in the Minor Model Release that you need help understanding, you can refer to guidance notes explaining each section's purpose and use. For more complex or unclear terms, it's advisable to consult with a legal professional who can explain the clause and help you determine if any modifications are necessary to suit your specific needs.

How do I ensure that the Minor Model Release is legally binding and enforceable?

To ensure that the Minor Model Release is legally binding and enforceable, follow these steps:

  • Complete all relevant sections: Make sure all blanks are filled in with accurate information.
  • Include all necessary terms and conditions: Ensure that all essential elements, such as payment terms, deliverables, timelines, and responsibilities, are clearly defined.
  • Signatures: Both parties must sign the contract, and it is often recommended that the contract be witnessed or notarized, depending on the legal requirements in your jurisdiction.
  • Consult a legal professional: Before finalizing the Minor Model Release, have it reviewed by an attorney to ensure it complies with applicable laws and protects your interests.

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