This is an agreement between a property owner and a production company, granting the company permission to use the property for the filming of a production. The agreement releases the company from any liability and waives the property owner’s right to approve the property’s use in the production. The property owner will receive a flat fee in return for allowing the company to use the property in the production. This release form should be used by property owners or production companies that want to use a piece of real property in a production.
This is an agreement between a property owner and a production company, granting the company permission to use the property for the filming of a production. The agreement releases the company from any liability and waives the property owner’s right to approve the property’s use in the production. The property owner will receive a flat fee in return for allowing the company to use the property in the production. This release form should be used by property owners or production companies that want to use a piece of real property in a production. PROPERTY RELEASE FORM PROPERTY: _____ [Instruction: Insert address.] (the “Property”) AGENCY: _____ [Instruction: Insert agency name requesting release.] (the “Agency”, and same shall include its authorized Agents) OWNER: _____: [Instruction: Insert Owner/authorized representative name.] (the “Owner”, and same shall include its authorized representative or agent) PRODUCTION: _____ [Instruction: Insert name of production.] (the “Production”) 1. In consideration of the Agency’s reliance on this Property Release Form and the payment of _____ (_____) [Instruction: Insert written dollar amount to be paid, followed by a numerical representation of same.] United States Dollars (the “Fee”) to Owner, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, Owner agrees to make the Property available to the Agency for inclusion in the Production. 2. In consideration of the Fee, Owner irrevocably consents to and authorizes the use and reproduction by Agency and/or its authorized Agents, of any and all photographs which Agency has taken of the Property described above as of the date of this Agreement, negative or positive, mechanical or electronic, for any purpose whatsoever, without restriction, and without further compensation. All negatives, positives, video or audiotapes, electronic files, together with any prints shall constitute the sole and complete property of Agency. 3. Owner irrevocably releases the Agency from all liability of whatsoever nature arising as a result of the portrayal of the Property in the Production. Owner also releases and discharges the photographer, his legal representatives, assigns, licensees, employees, heirs, or any person or corporation acting under the permission of the photographer, including any firm publishing or distributing the finished product and/or Production, even though the finished product may be distorted, blurred, altered or used in composite forms, in conjunction with factual or fictional text, either intentionally or otherwise. 4. Owner hereby waives any right to approve the finished photograph or any copy, which might be used in conjunction with the finished photograph or Production. The Agency gives no guarantee that the production of the Production will proceed to completion and the Agency is not obliged to include the Property in the Production. © Copyright 2011 Docstoc Inc. registered document proprietary, copy not 2 5. Owner hereby agrees it shall not at any time do anything detrimental to or say anything detrimental about the Production, the Agency or any persons involved in or associated with the Production. 6. Optional language: Owner further agrees that it will not grant any license to any other party in respect of the Property for the purposes of including the Property in any advertising or marketing materials for any other products or services. 7. The Agency shall not be liable to Owner or any legal representative or agent of Owner for any loss or damage or injury to Owner or such legal representative or agent of Owner or for any loss or damage or injury to the Property, caused or suffered in connection with the Production unless directly caused by the negligence of the Agency and recoverable on that ground. 8. Owner certifies it is the sole and lawful owner of the Property, or an authorized representative of the Owner of the Property, and agrees to the terms of this release without reservation, and further agrees to indemnify the photographer, his heirs, assigns, employees, and anyone authorized by him, in the event that this statement is not true. This Property Release Form shall be binding upon the undersigned and his/her/its heirs, legal representatives, successors, and assigns. 9. Owner agrees not to disclose any information of any nature obtained by or through its relationship with the Agency or in connection with executing this Property Release and which relates to the Production, materials relating to the Agency (other than those which are of a public nature and are public knowledge), or any of the Agency’s general affairs (other than those which are of a public nature and are public knowledge) to any person. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Owner shall be permitted to discuss any of the foregoing with Owner’s attorney, accountant, legal and/or authorized representative. Further, Owner shall be permitted to discuss any of the foregoing pursuant to any lawful court order or subpoena. 10. This release shall be binding upon, and shall inure to the benefit of, my heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns. 11. This release constitutes the entire agreement between Owner and the Agency save that © Copyright 2011 Docstoc Inc. registered document proprietary, copy not 3 nothing herein shall exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation. 12. I agree that this release form shall be governed by the law of the State of _____ [Instruction: Insert state.] and that any dispute arising in connection with it shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of such State. In case any one or more of the provisions contained herein shall for any reason be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other provision of this Agreement, but this Agreement shall be construed as if such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provisions had not been contained herein. 13. This Agreement shall constitute the final agreement and understanding of the parties on the subject matter hereof. This Agreement may be modified only by a further writing signed by the parties. 14. If any legal action is commenced to enforce or interpret the terms of this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to reasonable attorney's fees and costs in addition to any other relief to which the prevailing party may be entitled. 15. The parties acknowledge and agree that a facsimile signature from any party executing this Agreement shall be binding upon the party and the parties acknowledge further that this Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original by all for which shall constitute one instrument. Signed by the Agency: …………………………………………………………………………………. Signed: ………………………………………………………………………………….. The Owner (or authorized representative of the Owner) of the above mentioned Property © Copyright 2011 Docstoc Inc. registered document proprietary, copy not 4
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