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Hi Dan
I would like to know if is all right to give copies to performers if asked, such as model release forms, age verification forms and others? Also where do i go about distributing dvd contents to others countries, for instance Europe or something

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John,

Not only is it all right, but you should always give performs copies of any agreements or documents that they sign with you.  Keeping performers in the dark can never serve your company well in the long run.

Regarding DVD distribution outside of the U.S., most distributors focus on certain genres and niches.  Without knowing what type of content you produce, I can't provide you with any specifics, but you can find a list of DVD distributors here:  http://www.xbiz.com/directory/id=51&pid=10.

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Dan Pepper

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Lawyer representing adult industry businesses and entertainers, and can answer questions related to:

How to start an adult film business or adult website LEGALLY.

What laws to be concerned about with getting into the adult entertainment industry.

What terms and conditions do you need on your adult website.

How to comply with 18 USC 2257 - the federal record keeping requirements.

What forms and agreements do you need for models and crew.

How to deal with copyright and trademark laws.

Before asking your question, I recommend visiting adultwebsitelawyer.com and requesting a copy of the Top 6 Considerations of Starting an Adult Entertainment Business. You may find your question answered there.

I ALSO DO NOT ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM MALES INTERESTED IN STARRING IN ADULT FILMS.

Experience

I have been practicing law since 1994, and have represented numerous businesses and entertainers in the adult entertainment industry as the managing member of Pepper Law Group, LLC, at adultwebsitelawyer.com. My firm also operates 2257Sentry, one of the industry's leading 18 USC 2257 custodian record keeping services for producers of adult content.

Organizations
Free Speech Coalition, Frequent speaker at adult industry events including the Internext Expo and Exxxotica New York; interviewed in AVN Online; regular contributor to XBiz World

Publications
XBiz World AVN Online

Education/Credentials
BA in Political Science, JD (law degree)

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