This dialect recording release (“Release”) is made to allow Vox Pop Entertainment, Inc. and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, successors and assigns (collectively herein, “you” or “Company”) to include me, the below-named individual, as a guest/sample for the Database (as hereafter defined) and to make use of my Voice as set forth herein. For good and valuable consideration, receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, I authorize you to make use of my Voice in and in connection with your dialect database (“Database”), as more fully set forth herein below.
I agree that you may (a) record my voice (real and fictitious), conversation, and sounds, including any performance of any musical composition(s) and/or character acting (“Voice”), in connection with the Database; and (b) unless I use a pseudonym, utilize my name in connection with the Database. All physical embodiments of such recording(s) shall be known as the “Materials.” Company shall be the exclusive owner of the results and proceeds of the Materials with the right, throughout the universe, an unlimited number of times, in perpetuity, to copyright, to use and to license others to use, in any manner, all or any portion thereof or of a reproduction thereof in connection with the Database, the promotion, advertising, sale, publicizing and exploitation of the Database, and in connection with Company’s promotional efforts, throughout the universe in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, an unlimited number of times, in perpetuity. For purposes of clarity, I expressly waive any and all moral rights I may have in connection with use of the Materials. The rights granted herein include, without limitation, the right to edit, delete, dub and/or fictionalize my Voice and the Database as Company sees fit. Further, I acknowledge and agree that you are not obligated to use the Materials in the Database or otherwise.
I represent that, to the best of my knowledge, neither my Voice nor the Materials will violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party. In addition, I represent and warrant that (i) I am at least 18 years of age and (ii) I am under no physical, mental, or legal disability that would prevent me from freely and lawfully entering into this Release and that I have read this Release prior to signing it and understand its contents. I further represent and warrant that I am in sound physical, mental, emotional and psychological health. I also represent and warrant that I will abide by and comply with Company’s rules, policies, and guidelines at all times, and I agree to execute promptly any documents in connection with those rules, policies, and/or guidelines. I voluntarily assume any and all risks, known or unknown, associated with the services and/or my participation in the Database. I hereby agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Company and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, shareholders, directors, officers, agents, employees, licensees and assigns thereof (collectively, “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all actions or causes of action, claims, demands, liabilities resulting in any manner from my participation in the Database (whether caused by negligence or otherwise) or from a breach of my warranties, representations or obligations hereunder, or relating in any manner to this Release (collectively, “Claims”). Further, I voluntarily and unconditionally release, discharge, waive and relinquish all Claims relating to my participation in the Database, this Release, the rights granted to Producer hereunder, or the exercise of such rights.
I acknowledge that you will rely on this permission, potentially at substantial cost to you. I understand and agree that I shall not be entitled to seek any injunctive or equitable relief in connection with any breach or alleged breach of this Release, and my only remedy in the event of a breach shall be to seek monetary damages. I may not enjoin, restrain or interfere with the production, promotion, distribution, exhibition or exploitation of the Materials or the Database.
I shall keep strictly confidential all information I receive, obtain, or learn relating to the Database and Company in perpetuity.
I acknowledge that I will not receive any monetary compensation in exchange for this Release, and I am giving this Release in consideration for Company allowing me to participate as a guest/provide a sample dialect for use in the Database, and I recognize that my signature on this Release is a condition of Company permitting me to be a guest/provide a sample dialect for use in the Database. I know Company will incur significant costs and expenses in reliance upon this Release, so I will not attempt to cancel it or to revoke any of the rights granted to Producer herein. I acknowledge that I am a volunteer and that I shall not be deemed to be an employee of Company, nor shall I be entitled to the benefits provided by Company to its employees.
This Release shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California applicable to agreements entered and to be wholly performed therein. Both parties consent to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts residing in the county of Los Angeles to adjudicate any disputes with respect thereto. The prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. If any provision of this Release is adjudged to be void or unenforceable, same shall not affect the validity of this Release or any other provision hereof. Facsimile, digital, copied, electronic, and emailed signature(s) to this Release shall be deemed originals for all purposes, and I waive any objection to such treatment.
This Release contains the full and complete understanding between the parties with respect to the subject matter herein, and shall supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings and agreements (whether oral or written) with respect to the subject matter herein, and may not be modified or amended except by written instrument satisfactory to Producer and executed by me.