Model & Property Releases

Model Releases

Any contributor submissions with identifiable people must be accompanied with a written model release. A model release is a signed document confirming the person or persons within the contributor’s media consent to use their name and likeness for commercial use. 

Please make sure your model releases contain the following:

  • Model name (required)
  • Artist name (required)
  • Model signature (required)
    • If the model is a minor, a releaser name, signature and relation are required instead
  • Model picture (required if no witness signature is included)
  • Witness name (required if no picture of model is attached)
  • Witness signature (required if no picture of model is attached)  
  • Shoot date

Please make sure that all releases have full (first and last), legible names printed.  

Submission of releases written in English are strongly suggested.

The use of SAG talent is not permitted.

Here are links to our standard Model Release and Model Release (Minor). It is not required that you use our releases for the media you upload, but if you use a different release, it must contain the same required information listed above.

Acceptable formats of signed releases:

  • JPG
  • PDF
  • DOC
  • TIF

Note: Release files must be at least 5KB in size.

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Property Releases

Any contributor submissions with property (real or intellectual) or objects must be accompanied with a written Property Release. A property release is a signed document confirming that property within the contributor’s media is approved to by the owner for commercial use.

Please make sure your property releases contain the following:

  1. Artist name (required)
  2. Picture/Visual Reference of property (required)  
  3. Owner Information – whether they are an individual owner or an authorized representative (required)
  4. Witness name (not required for “individual owner properties”)
  5. Witness signature (not required for “individual owner properties”) 
  6. Shoot date

Please make sure that all releases have full (first and last), legible names printed.

Here is a link to our standard Property Release. It is not required that you use our releases for the media you upload, but if you use a different release, it must contain the same required information listed above.

Acceptable formats of signed releases:

  • JPG
  • PDF
  • DOC
  • TIF

Note: Release files must be at least 5KB in size.

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Model Releases: Examples

No model releases are needed for this video, since the silhouette is not recognizable.


 

A model release is required for this clip. Although the woman in the clip is not really recognizable, she is shown in a bikini and may be identified and recognizable by any beauty marks that she may have.


 

No model release is required for this video, since the model is not recognizable.


 

Although the child in this clip is barely recognizable, we highly recommend that a model release is submitted whenever minors are involved.


All people featured in the clip are recognizable and require a release.


 

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Property Releases: Examples

A property release is required for this clip. The design is unique which makes this building recognizable.


A property release is required for this clip. The interior of the museum is recognizable and it is a ticketed event. All ticketed events require a release.


No releases are required for this clip. There are no team logos, distinctive designs or names to make the game/stadium recognizable – so no property release is required. The players are not identifiable and there are no names on the jerseys so no model releases are required.

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