Model Release Forms / Contract for Three-Way collaboration involving my LLC

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  1. mickben

    mickben TPF Noob!

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    Hi all -

    I will be facilitating photoshoots through my LLC and was wondering if anyone has any recommendations around contracting / due diligence.

    I'll be working with a photographer and a model. They will be doing the shoot and providing photos to me for me to distribute on my channels. I don't mind not owning copyright, but I do want distribution rights. I don't know much about the legalese here. No money is being exchanged yet - but in the future one or more parties may be paid.

    All parties are open to anything - I just want to make sure I've done everything properly and professionally. Hopefully without dumping capital on a lawyer.

    Has anyone ever shot with this structure before? Any advice on documentation I need?


     
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    robbins.photo Yup, It's The Zoo Guy Supporting Member

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    Dump the capital on a lawyer. Any legal advice you get through the internet won't be worth the bandwidth it took to post.
     
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    Designer Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Lawyers like it when you dump capital on them.
     
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    KmH In memoriam Supporting Member

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    California has some of the most involved model release laws because California is home to many industries that use models for commercial purposes.

    So +47 on - consult a qualified attorney.
     
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    Thanks everyone :) Will do.
     

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