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 The updating process is necessary, because the now outdated documents did make clear all the information we legally require from the signing parties on the present day.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 (27)

Posted by Demonike on January 08, 2015
If you understand the real necessity for a model release (it is not for dreamstime that you must sign it), then you would sign a new release for every session. But our system here works in a way that you only need to upload one MR per model, until the model has aged to a new age group. Then you should upload an updated MR. This way the system can relate and offer "more images with this model" beside the image thumbnail.
You can use your own release, but make sure all the legal requirements are met, the easiest is to take Dreamstimes form as a basis for which info is needed. All fields in our MR are required, so if no legal street address, then the MR is no good. The same goes for the phone number. The model must be available for contact in case of a legal proceeding, etc.
Posted by Bonnylove on January 07, 2015
Do I need for every session a new contract on that particular date or is one signed form enough for all passed and future sessions? Or just passed sessions? Please let me know. Thank you!
Posted by Bonnylove on January 07, 2015
Hello, I have my own model release forms, can I use them, or do I need to use yours and have them re-signed? Also if a model gave me only her Po box number and not street& number is this still okay? Thank you!

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