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Documentary Appearance Release Form

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The Documentary Appearance Release Form allows a Producer to get the rights to record and include the recording of a person in the final production; without it, the production cannot include the person in the final cut of the production. 

This contract is a legal document that details the terms and conditions between a Producer and a Talent.
It covers the essential elements of the relationship such as:

  • Date of Recording
  • Ownership Rights
  • Release Date
  • Use Rights of Recording
  • And More.

This Release Agreement is specific for Documentary productions, including feature or episodic. However, this industry-standard agreement can be customized to fit your situation. It can be fully customized and cover all issues that may arise.

Make sure your Production is protected with industry-standard, professional-level contracts. These customizable contracts will help you secure the rights you need for worry-free Production.

Contracts are necessary to secure a proper Documentary Production. Contracts also help build relationships by establishing the rights, responsibilities, duties, and obligations of the parties before the legal engagement begins.

Other names for this Document:

Documentary Appearance Release Form, Long-Form Appearance Release, Documentary Interview Release, Appearance Release Form Documentary, Appearance Release Agreement, Appearance Release Template.

Approximate time to complete contract:  4-5 Minutes
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What Is It?

The Documentary Appearance Release covers the essential contract terms between a Producer and a Talent.
This standard Documentary contract covers:

  • The Start Date of the Agreement
  • The name of the Documentary
  • The Release of Rights
  • The Use Rights of the Recording, including promotion and advertising rights.
  • The Rights and Responsibilities of the Parties
  • Work-For-Hire Language
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Issues, including Venue & Choice of Law

How to Use This Document

Use this document to explain the relationship between a Producer and a Talent.
Some things needed to build your custom Documentary Appearance Release:

  • Names of the Parties
  • Addresses of the Parties
  • Emails of the Parties
  • Name of the Production
  • Dates of Recording
  • State for Venue and Choice Provisions

Once you have completed drafting the Documentary Appearance Release, you will be able to save to edit further, download a PDF or send to the other party for electronic signature.

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