New release templates

posted on 20th of december, 2011

We are launching new and improved versions of our branded model and property release forms. The updating process is necessary, because the now outdated documents did make clear all the information we legally require from the signing parties on the present day.
It has been several years since the last update and we felt we must address the increased legal needs and that we could present the information more comprehensively and logically, plus throw in a few bonus features.

Please let me walk you through the new designs
The first thing you will notice is the new look - two column layout for better presentation and, more practically, more space efficient. You have much more writing room than on the previous release forms.
The legal text is left the same, but we have added several fields new to Dreamstime,...

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Comments (32)

Posted by Bobbrooky on September 05, 2015
Today I took some excellent shots of an agricultural show here in the UK. The latest tractors showed off their capabilities, which was impressive. The images I took at the show make the tractor drivers, recognisable.
Now I have steered clear of taking images that need model releases in the past because I know what I would say, to some unknown person to me, who was asking my full name, date of birth, tel no, address, ethnic origin etc etc, the first word would begin with F and the second word would be off! I understand the logic of this in using a hired model in a studio situation for a certain shoot, but in all honesty, to approach an unknown and expect them to divulge this information and then sign a piece of paper for someone with a camera around their neck, would be foolish (regarding their identity) and (here in the UK anyway) extremely rude. Not knowing which company or individual may view these details, or how they could be used, by say a fraudster, makes...(More)
Posted by Demonike on September 01, 2015
Only the parent or guardian can sign the MR for a minor. The fields are clearly marked, which data is required and where...Mostly it implies that the parent fills it in on behalf of the underage model and provides the models name to identify. Download our official MR template for clarity from the Resources > Utilities section on our homepage
Posted by Henmand on August 25, 2015
In whose name and who signs a model release for an underage child??

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