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TALENT RELEASE

I (Talent), the undersigned, agree as follows:

  1. I consent to the use of my voice, image, likeness, and any and all attributes of my personality, in, on, or in connection with any film, audiotape, videotape, audio-visual work, photograph, illustration, animation, or broadcast, in any media or embodiment, now known or unknown, including, without limitation, all formats of computer-readable media, produced by or for the benefit of Catalyst Design & Photography, Ltd.(hereby referred to as CATALYST) and/or CATALYST’S client(s).

  2. I further consent to the use of my voice, image, likeness, and any and all attributes of my personality in any advertising or promotional material created or used in connection with The Project and each such item of advertising or promotional material will be considered a "Work" for purposes of this agreement. I acknowledge and agree that the Work (the products and results of the services to be rendered by me) is a work made for hire and I agree that the Work (and all rights therein, including, without limitation, copyright) belongs to and shall be the sole and exclusive property of CATALYST.

  3. If for any reason the Work would not be considered a work made for hire under applicable law, I hereby irrevocably sell, assign, and transfer to CATALYST, its successors, and assigns (a) any and all claims of entire right, title, and interest in and to the copyright in The Project, (b) the exclusive and perpetual right throughout the world to use, print, produce, publish, copy, display, perform, exhibit, transmit, broadcast, disseminate, market, advertise, sell, lease, license, transfer, modify, and create derivative works from The Project in any media or format, now known or unknown, for any purpose whatsoever.

  4. I waive any right to inspect, examine or approve the content of The Project.

  5. I agree that CATALYST will have no obligation to utilize the authorizations and rights I grant to CATALYST hereunder.

  6. I hereby release, discharge, and agree to hold harmless CATALYST, its legal representatives and assigns, all persons acting under its authority, and those for whom it is acting, from all claims, causes of action, and liability of any kind, now known or unknown, in law or in equity, based upon or arising out of The Project or this agreement including, without limitation, claims of libel, slander, invasion of privacy, right of publicity, defamation, trademark infringement, and copyright infringement.

  7. I represent and warrant that I am over the age of eighteen (18) years, and have the right to contract in my own name. I further affirm that the authorizations and rights granted hereunder do not conflict with or violate the rights of any third party. Talent under the age of eighteen (18) must have a parent or legal guardian sign this agreement.

  8. I have read the above authorization, release, and agreement, prior to its execution; I fully understand the contents thereof. This agreement will be binding upon my heirs, successors, representatives, and assigns.

  9. Talent agrees to indemnify and hold harmless CATALYST from any claims arising from Talent’s actions during the project.

  10. This Agreement is governed by the laws of Illinois. It constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes any prior understandings or agreements. If any part of this Agreement is found unenforceable, the remaining parts will continue in full effect.

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