PREVIEW Performers Consent



The copyright in and to the sample contracts herein is owned and retained by the originator of the work (“the Owner”). These sample contracts and documents have been created for your general information only. The Owner, the authors, and the publishers cannot therefore be held responsible for any losses or claims howsoever arising from any use or reproduction. Nothing in this document should be construed as legal advice. The information provided and the sample contract and documents are not a substitute for consulting with an experienced entertainment lawyer and receiving counsel based on the facts and circumstances of a particular transaction. Furthermore case law and statutes and Australian and International law and industry practise are subject to change, and differ from country to country.


This contract has been compiled by solicitors who wish to emphasise that these notes and agreements are not a substitute for specific legal advice and are designed for very general guidance only.

Performers Consent

This is a guideline only and should not be relied upon without taking legal advice.


From: (“the Performer”) __________________ of (address) __________________________

_____________________________________, (contact number) _____________________.


To: Name of company (“the Company which shall include it’s successors assigns and licensees) of Address of company, Contact number of company.


Dated:            ____________________



Dear Sirs


Name of film  (the “Film”)


In consideration of the sum of ____________________ ($__________) paid by the Company to the Performer (the receipt of which the Performer acknowledges).  The Performer irrevocably and unconditionally grants to the Company all consents required pursuant to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 Part II and all other laws now or in the future in force in any part of the world which may be required for the exploitation of the Performer’s performance contained in the Film, whether or not as part of the Film, in any and all media by any manner or means now known or invented in the future throughout the world for the full period of copyright protection pursuant to the laws in force in any part of the world, including all renewals, reversions and extensions.


This letter shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of Australia the courts of which shall be courts of competent jurisdiction.


Yours faithfully




(signature of Performer)



Accompanying Notes


Note 1: The Performer’s Consent form is specifically for, and only relates to the Performer and their performance. The performers do not own copyright as such in their performance (there is none) but their consent is needed to exploit their performance.


Note 2: Consideration must be given in any contract. A contract requires an offer, acceptance and consideration. It is a legal necessity. (“Consideration” does not have to be money, it can be provided by, for example, giving up a legal right).



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