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Extra Release

Use this extra release to get legal permission from extras appearing in your film or video recording. full description

Uses

  • Hiring extras for a film or video production
  • Filming bystanders in a public place

Overview

Many of us take videos to promote our social media presence or to advertise our businesses. Making use of social media is a great way to spread brand awareness or promote a personal cause, but when you are publishing videos for commercial gain, make sure that everyone’s legal rights are protected.

Use this interactive extra release form to get official permission to use someone’s likeness in your video. Whether you are engaging with crowds for a prank show, filming an impressive athletic feat, or interviewing passers-by about current events, you should consider the privacy rights of the people around you that are also caught on film.

You should always be careful when using others’ likenesses for your commercial gain. Laws vary by jurisdiction, but individuals are generally entitled to a reasonable expectation of privacy. By obtaining a signature on one of these extra releases from everyone appearing in your video, you are helping to shield yourself from future liability. This extra release is also helpful for informing the people appearing in your movie about their rights and ensuring that all of your commercial media use is fair and compliant with applicable laws.

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