3 years ago I attended a car show and photographed a very famous custom car. I'm not a pro, just a bum with a camera who enjoys car shows.
Recently I received an email from a TV producer who want to use my photo in a TV episode that will profile the car and creator/builder.
I said sure and the producer sent me a material release form for me to sign. But the form says something interesting...
The undersigned represents and warrants: (i) that it has the full right and authority, either as owner or as agent of the
owner, to grant such permission to Producer in
The undersigned is me. But what does owner mean? Is it me, the guy who took the picture, and owns the picture, or is it the owner/creator of the car?
Note, this car and creator is world famous. And the car - and most likely the image or form or design of the car - is owned by a major movie studio.
So do I have the right and authority to grant permission to the producer to use my photo? Or does that permission have to come from the owner of the car?
What puzzles me is why the TV producer doesn't go to the movie studio to obtain images of this car. I'm sure the studio has a boat load of professional quality
photos of their car.