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I am producing a training video and am ring a former FBI

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I am producing a training video and am hiring a former FBI official as my on-camera spokesperson. I am already set up as an LLC in New York State. I'm producing the video in partnership with another company. We don't yet have a formal partnership agreement, and probably won't have this before the filming takes place next week. Can I ask the FBI official to sign an agreement with both my company and my partner's company jointly? Usually when I do a talent release there are only two parties-- the talent and the production company. Thanks.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Gerald, Esq replied 1 year ago.


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Yes you can have the talent sign a release that specifically mentions the other company. That is actually a very good idea. In addition you want to make sure that your release has assignment language in it that allows you to assign the use of image rights in case you later transfer your rights. The standard release form should contain an assignment clause.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks Gerald. Should the release form mention both my company and my partner's company?
Expert:  Gerald, Esq replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for the excellent follow up question and thank you for your patience.

YES. Name both companies since you are aware that both will be involved.

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