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Governing Law

Virginia


VABuilt for Virginia
Different states have different rules and regulations. Your Model and Entertainment Release will be customized for Virginia.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why is governing law important?The laws of the state you select will be used to govern and enforce this agreement and will be used to help resolve any disputes.

Typically, you would select the state in which the partnership will primarily do business.

Purpose of Release





Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between the blank template and the specific release?You can create a blank model release template that you can use multiple times for one or more models, or you can create a specific release to be used for one particular model.

Photographer/Artist Info



e.g. Street, City, State, ZIP




Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the artist?The artist is the photographer or videographer who will be capturing the image of the model.

Additional Clauses

No additional clauses are needed for most agreements.


Frequently Asked Questions

When should I include an additional clause?Include an additional clause if you wish to include terms that are not already addressed in any of the previous questions.Write using language that is simple and conveys ideas with the greatest possible clarity and avoids using legalese.

Legalistic StylePlain English
at the present time now
due to the fact that because; since
during such time aswhile
for the duration ofduring
inasmuch asbecause; since
in the event thatif
notwithstanding the fact that although; even if
prior to before
pursuant to under; in accordance with
subsequent toafter
that certaina
with reference toabout

Do not use several names or words to refer to the same person or thing as it could cause confusion and ambiguity by appearing to introduce new or different people or items.

Certain words were capitalized and defined already in this Agreement. For example, a member is called the "Member". Use the same predefined terms in your additional clauses.

Do not use pronouns such as: they, us, we, our, you, or me. Pronouns may be ambiguous and can cause confusion. e.g.:
  • Wrong: If a Member's ownership interest becomes available for sale, we have a right to first purchase:
  • Right: If a Member's ownership interest becomes available for sale, the remaining Members have a right to first purchase.
Do not abbreviate words.

Use numerals, not words, to denote amounts.

Try not to repeat or contradict what has already been stated in the Agreement.

Only put one paragraph per additional clause.

Order your additional clauses in a logical sequence.

Make sure your meaning is clear.

Spell-check your clause.

Pocket Sized Release




Signing Info



Frequently Asked Questions

Does my document need to be witnessed?Most documents and contracts do not require a witness for them to be legally valid. However, many banks and other institutions have their own internal policies about signing requirements, and may refuse to accept documents that are not witnessed regardless of whether they are legally correct.

If there is a posibility of misunderstandings in the future, or if you are concerned about bureaucratic hold-ups, it may be a good idea to have your document witnessed.
Who can be a witness?Generally, the person you choose to witness a document should have no financial or other interest in the agreement. A neutral third party is the best choice. A neutral third party is someone not related to either party and who does not benefit from the contract.

Ideally a witness will observe the parties signing the document and then the witness will sign the document as proof that they witnessed the parties signing. The witness is not usually required to know or understand the contents of the document.


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