Sample Model Release (UK)

Feel free to use or edit the wording below. You will want to edit the first para to fit whether it's a content share shoot or you are paying actual money.
Producer and Performer should each get a copy for their records.
In terms of UK law, should hold up, but hasn't been tested in court.
EXPECTED FAIL MODE - if the model doesn't understand English very well, get translated into their language or they can just say "they signed because you said....".
NOTE - if shooting for a specific site, check that they haven't got their own release they want signed.
Content Share - everyone gets one from each other so you end up having both Model and Producer copies for every scene. One source of conflict is where people think they are doing work for everyone's platform accounts, but then someone sells it to a third party site for cash. Have a discussion and probably end up with something like:-

"Each performer in a scene can use in their own site(s) and own platform channels, (OF, AW, MV, C4S, and others of their ilk. SOandSO can sell to third parties (because they paid for the location and other expenses). Any other sales/licencing to sites must be agreed by all the people in the scene, on a case by case basis, at the time a deal is on the table. A discussion about sharing the revenue from such a deal may arise at that time."


I INSERT MODEL NAME have taken part in a PORN production for public release and viewing, including genuine sexual activities.

I have done this on a shared content basis in which this is part of an exchange of rights in others content / for a fee of INSERT FEE and understand that the producers intend to sell it as many buyers as they can. I understand it could appear in any media, (such as TV, Internet, Press), in any context, in any country.

I understand that my face and other identifying marks may be be shown, and that I cannot expect pixellation or other attempt to disguise me to be made.

Data Protection : Any documents held by the Producer cannot be passed to third parties - such as clip sites and platforms - UNLESS the third party confirms that it will store such documents in an encrypted fashion. Sites that do not encrypt, the Producer will seek specific permission from the Model.

No matter what personal problems it might arise if family/friends/employers/media find out about and use it against me at some stage in the future, neither the producers nor any subsequent owner/distributor/licencee will be held liable.

In consideration of my engagement as a model, upon the terms herewith stated, I hereby give to INSERT PRODUCERS NAME his/her heirs, legal representatives and assigns, those for whom INSERT PRODUCERS NAME is acting, and those acting with his/her authority and permission:

a) the unrestricted right and permission to copyright and use, re-use, publish, and republish video or pictures of me or in which I may be included intact or in part, composite or distorted in character or form, without restriction as to changes or transformations in conjunction with my own or a fictitious name, or reproduction hereof in color or otherwise, made through any and all media now or hereafter known for illustration, art, promotion, advertising, trade, or any other purpose whatsoever.

b) I also permit the use of any printed material in connection therewith.

c) I hereby relinquish any right that I may have to examine or approve the completed product or products or the advertising copy or printed matter that may be used in conjunction therewith or the use to which it may be applied.

d) I hereby release, discharge and agree to save harmless the producers, his/her heirs, legal representatives or assigns, and all persons functioning under his/her permission or authority, or those for whom he/she is functioning, from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the taking of said picture or in any subsequent processing thereof, as well as any publication thereof, including without limitation any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.

e) I hereby affirm that I am over the age of majority and have the right to contract in my own name. I have read the above authorization, release and agreement, prior to its execution; I fully understand the contents thereof. This agreement shall be binding upon me and my heirs, legal representatives and assigns.

Model Stage Name

Model Real Name

Models other names, if any, from other productions.


Type of Model ID provided

Dated: _____________________________________




Post Code:____________________________________