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Honoring Your Non-Disclosure Agreements

It’s important to remind our members that sharing photos and videos from set can be a career-ending decision.

While it has never been easier to share photos and videos with your friends and family, it’s important to remember that there are legal boundaries involved for those who work in the motion picture industry.  When you sign start paperwork for a film or television production you will almost always sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), which is a legal agreement between you and the production company stating that you will in no way share or distribute anything related to that production. This includes anything that might reveal any aspect of that production, including photographs, video, certain information on actors, sets, paperwork, location signage, etc.

The immediate remedy for a production against workers who have broken their NDA is dismissal – and productions may have additional legal rights to pursue damages.

If you are unsure if it’s okay to share something from a production you’re working on, let caution be your guide and post a photo of your cat instead.