One Billion Rising U.S. Prisons Project: Release of Written Material


 Release of Written Material (“Release”)

For good and valuable consideration, receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, by making my writings, stories, text and/or other written  material (collectively, “Material”) available to V-Day and its designees and assignees (collectively “Producer”) in connection with the “One Billion Rising for Justice – U.S. Prisons” project and related endeavors (collectively, the “Project”), I hereby grant to Producer, the absolute and irrevocable right and permission to utilize any portion of the Material, or the Material in its entirety, as well as my name, biographical information and/or likeness in connection with the Project, as well as theatrical performances, printed extracts and reproductions of any portion thereof, and for any and all other uses, including:

(a) to copyright the Material in Producer’s own name or in any other name (the Material shall be considered a “work made for hire”); and (b) to use, incorporate, broadcast, distribute, re-use, publish, re-publish, alter, create derivative works from and/or edit the Material and/or my name, likeness and biographical information in whole or in part, severally or in conjunction with other material (including in the main or end titles) for any purpose and in any manner whatsoever as Producer so chooses in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, in any and all versions, throughout the universe and in perpetuity, as well as for promotion, merchandising, publicity and advertising. Producer has no obligation to use the Material, my name or likeness.

I understand that all rights in and to the Material shall be Producer’s sole and absolute property.  I represent and warrant that I have the right to grant Producer the above-mentioned rights without obtaining the permission of, or making any payments to, any third party or entity.

I hereby release Producer from, and covenant not to sue Producer for, any claim or cause of action, whether known or unknown, for libel, slander, invasion of right of privacy, publicity or personality, or any other claim or cause of action, based upon or relating to the use of the Material or the exercise of any of the rights referred to herein. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless Producer and any person claiming under Producer, and the officers, directors, shareholders and employees thereof, from and against any liabilities, losses, claims, demands, costs (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees) and expenses arising in connection with any breach or alleged breach by me of any of the above representations, warranties or agreement hereunder.

I acknowledge that, in the event of any breach by Producer or any third party, the damage, if any, caused me thereby will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle me to seek injunctive or other equitable relief.  My rights and remedies in such event will be strictly limited to the right, if any, to recover damages in an action at law, and I will have neither the right to rescind or terminate this Release or any of Producer’s rights hereunder, nor the right to enjoin the production, exhibition or other exploitation of the Project or any subsidiary or allied rights with respect thereto.  This Release constitutes our entire understanding and agreement with respect to the subject matter hereof and cannot be amended except by a written instrument signed by the parties hereto. This Release will inure to the benefit of and will be binding upon our respective affiliates, successors, licensees, assigns, heirs and representatives.

This Release will be governed by the internal laws of the State of California applicable contracts wholly negotiated, executed and performed therein. Please print out, sign and return to V-Day. (Note: where you are unable to print out this Release, you may copy this Release by hand, sign the hand-written version and return to V-Day).

Name (please print) _______________ Signature _______________


(if under 18)

I have read the foregoing Release and hereby consent to the execution thereof and I will not revoke my consent.

Name (please print) Parent or Guardian (Signature)


Mail entries to:

One Billion Rising
U.S. Prisons Writing Project
P.O. Box 3358
Oakland, CA 94609

Or email to: prisonsrising(at)