What Happens When You Don't Have Actors or Crew Sign a Release Form?

What Happens When You Don't Have Actors or Crew Sign a Release Form?

What Happens When You Don't Have Actors or Crew Sign a Release Form?

It wasn't that long ago that my writing partner and I got burned by a cinematographer. We didn't get burned bad, but it was enough to wake me up to the importance of release forms and contracts.

If you were part of the lounge discussion a while back, it looked like this:

What Happens When You Dont Have Actors or Crew Sign a Release Form

Dozens of you offered me sound advice, some of which we took after talking to a lawyer.
The issue was resolved and we found an incredible DP who got the job done.

My takeaway was simple:
ALWAYS HAVE A SIGNED CONTRACT, no matter the size of the project.

Last week I was the Production Coordinator for a regional commercial, and you better believe no one walked on set or left the set without giving me their John Hancock.

I have read and heard stories about productions that were brought to a standstill because a contract or form wasn't signed. To better understand what kind of release or contract you need to have for your actors on crew, we turn to our friends at FilmDaily.

Read The Article Here:

Film Contracts and Agreements Protect Your Film

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About the Author

Joleene DesRosiers

Joleene DesRosiers

Screenwriter, Actor, Producer

Joleene DesRosiers is a former television reporter and anchor turned indie screenwriter and director/producer at a PBS affiliate television station in Northern New York/Canada.This role allows her to write, produce, and direct regional and national documentaries, docs-series, and other series produc...

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