Materials Release Form


*After you complete and submit this form, the Filmmaker and the Materials Owner will receive an email, with a complete, printable, signed materials agreement document. It is not necessary to print out this document for the competition. It is submitted electronically.


Materials Release is used for obtaining permission to use photographs, video, film or other media which may be copyrighted or owned by others.
1. For good and valuable consideration the receipt and adequacy of which is hereby acknowledged, the undersigned
The name of the person who owns the photos, stock video footage, stock photos, or motion graphics, used in your film.
agree to furnish the materials described below (collectively “Material”) intended to be incorporated in and used in connection with a motion picture (“Film”),
produced by
as part of the 30 Day Film Challenge, on or about
The description of the Material is as follows:
2. I hereby irrevocably grant to Filmmaker and 30 Day Film Challenge. (“TDFC”) (collectively, “Producer”) the right to incorporate the Material, and any portions or images contained therein, in whole or in part in the Film in any manner at Producer’s sole discretion, and to use and exploit the Material (as incorporated in the Film) in all media, versions and forms, whether now known or hereafter devised, in all languages, throughout the universe, in perpetuity, including, without limitation, television, the Internet, DVD, books, merchandise and all ancillary exploitation, and in any advertising, publicity or promotion for the Film, the 30 Day Film Challenge and/or any sponsor of the 30 Day Film Challenge. Producer has the right to alter or modify the Material in any manner, at its sole discretion.  Producer may in its sole discretion accord me credit in the Film and/or otherwise for such use.

3. I represent that I have the right to grant to Producer the right to use the Material without the necessity of obtaining the consent of any third person or entity, and that the Material does not infringe the copyright or violate any right of publicity, privacy or any other right of any person or entity.  Nothing herein requires Producer to use the Material. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless Producer and any person claiming under Producer, and the officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives thereof, from and against any liabilities, losses, claims, demands, costs (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) and expenses arising in connection with any breach or alleged breach by me of any above representations or agreements.  I hereby agree not to assert any claim of any nature whatsoever against anyone relating to the exercise of the permissions granted hereunder. 

I acknowledge that, in the event of any breach by Producer or any third party, the damage, if any, caused me thereby will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle me to seek injunctive or other equitable relief.  I acknowledge that my rights and remedies, if any, in any such event will be strictly limited to the right, if any, to recover compensatory monetary (but not punitive or consequential) damages by an Attorney at law, and I will have neither the right to rescind or terminate this Agreement or any of Producer’s or its licensees’ or assigns’ rights hereunder, nor the right to enjoin the production, exhibition or other exploitation of the Film or any subsidiary or allied rights with respect thereto, nor will I have the right to terminate my obligations hereunder by reason of such breach.

4. I agree to timely execute and deliver (or to procure the timely execution and delivery to Producer of) any additional documents which the Producer may require to evidence its rights.  I hereby appoint Producer, or its nominee, as my irrevocable attorney-in-fact, with the right, but not the obligation, to prepare or complete any such documents and to execute the same in my name, or to obtain execution thereof by others.

5. In addition to any of its other rights or remedies, Producer will be entitled to seek injunctive relief in the event of any breach of my representations, warranties and agreements hereunder.  Producer shall have the right to freely assign and license this agreement and all or a portion of its rights and remedies hereunder, without my consent.  This Agreement will inure to the benefit of and will be binding upon the parties’ respective affiliates, successors, licensees, assigns, heirs and representatives. This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding and agreement of the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof and cannot be amended except by a written instrument signed by the parties hereto.

6. I give Producer the foregoing grant of rights with the full knowledge and understanding that Producer may incur substantial expense in reliance thereon.  Producer may at any time elect not to use the Materials, in which case neither party will have any obligation to the other hereunder.

Agreed and Accepted: