A collection of essential legal documents that filmmakers need to secure permissions and protect their interests when creating films. It covers talent, materials, locations, events, and includes a master release, and an NDA.
In summary, this course is designed to support filmmakers in achieving their creative goals by offering essential legal documents, streamlining administrative tasks, and allowing filmmakers to make the most of the knowledge and experience of the course creators.
Filmmakers, we understand the importance of safeguarding your work and clients. Legal paperwork can be a daunting hurdle. Dive into our collection of the five vital legal releases, your key to protecting your art, your clients, and yourself, without the time and expense
A bundle of 4 of the top releases you'll need in film production – talent release, materials release, location release, and event release. Plus a master release track and a non-disclosure agreement.
The bundle is designed to assist filmmakers in ensuring they have the necessary legal permissions to protect their clients, their work, and themselves during the filmmaking process.
The most basic and also, the most important - the talent release. This release can be used for both adults and kids, and means you have the person’s permission to show their name, face and likeness.
The event release is for you to use in large spaces where collecting signed releases from everyone present is not possible. For example, if you were filming at a conference with 1,000 people attending, you would use this document to get permission through the conference and then set up event release signage at every entrance, letting folks know that by entering the space, they are consenting to be filmed.
A location release means you have permission from the individual or the company who owns the space to film and show it.
A materials release covers intellectual property so something someone has made whether it is a song, a piece of art, even a YouTube clip.
And to tie things all together, we have included our master release tracker. This is KEY to staying organized on a shoot and cataloging the permissions you have so that you can easily review them or transfer them to say a client once you wrap a project.
Due to the amount of requests we have gotten, we have included an NDA template for your use as well. An NDA (or non-disclosure agreement) is a contract in which the signee is agreeing to keep all information about the project or methods confidential, unless otherwise directed.