Minor Talent Release Form

(For use of minor’s name, likeness, image, voice or performance.)


In consideration for the opportunity to have my work distributed, I authorize  Emerson College (“Emerson”) or those it designates to record my child’s  name, likeness, image, voice, and performance on film, videotape,  audiotape, computer files or otherwise (“Recordings”) for use, in whole or in  part, in perpetuity worldwide by Emerson and those it designates for  educational, scholarly, promotional, or other purposes, in any format or  media now known or later created.  

I consent to the use of his or her name, likeness, image, voice and  biographical material in connection with the Recordings. 

I grant and assign to Emerson all right, title and interest in and to the  Recordings, including, without limitation, copyright. I confirm that: (1) I  have the right to enter into this agreement, (2) his or her performance and  the rights granted in this agreement will not conflict with or violate any  commitment I have with any other person or entity, and (3) Emerson has no  financial obligation to me for the Recordings or this agreement.  
I release, discharge, and agree to hold harmless Emerson, and all persons  or entities acting under its permission or authority, from any liability  (including, without limitation, negligence) for any injury that may occur to  my child while performing or appearing in the Recordings. I also hereby  release and discharge Emerson and its agents, assigns, licensees and  sublicenses from any and all liability to me, my child or to our successors,  heirs or assigns for any claims, including, without limitation, claims for libel,  defamation, copyright infringement, invasion of privacy or right of publicity,  arising out of the exercise of rights granted under this agreement.

Guardian Responsibility

The following is in accordance with the Emerson College policy to protect and safeguard minors. The legal guardian is solely responsible for the safety of his or her child. The guardian must be present at all times during film production. If the legal guardian  cannot be present for the shoot, another guardian must be appointed in advance of the shoot and be listed on page two of this form. 

This agreement represents my entire understanding with Emerson. I have  read this Agreement prior to signing it, and I understand its contents. This  agreement may not be amended unless Emerson and I agree in writing.  This agreement, which has been signed as a contract under seal, will be  governed by and construed under the laws of Massachusetts (excluding its conflicts of laws principles).