On set, your model release covers use of all content for any TROUBLEfilms or Courtney Trouble website, film, advertising, gallery show, book, et cetera. It also covers all current and future distribution deals, meaning we hold the right to publish your content and distribute it through third party VOD companies, DVD distributors, et cetera. (A few of the companies we currently do business with include AEBN, Gamelink, Hot Movies For Her, PinkLabel.TV, and DVD distribution through Pure Play Media.)
While your shoot may be designated as a “Queer Porn TV Shoot” or “Indie Porn Revolution Shoot” chances are, it will end up on a compilation DVD like the Fuckstyles or Roulette series, or a more themed presentation such as Lesbian Curves or Trans Grrrls.
These ideas are generally mentioned verbally on set, though concepts, inspirations, and outputs may change as films get put together. Your interests and needs can be discussed further before, during, or after your shoot if you have any concerns. All requests for where your work will go will be openly considered and discussed!
Your image may be used in cover art, DVD art, or film promotions. This extends to our distributors, so your image may be used in conjunction with VOD promotion on a third party site, or advertising in places like AVN Magazine, X Biz, or festival programs like the Feminist Porn Awards or Berlin Porn Film Festival. Your photos, gifs of your scene, and trailers may be released in places like Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook (SFW only of course) and approved tube sites like QueerPornTube.Com.
Membership sales are only a small part of our business income, so these syndication opportunities and promotional efforts are pretty vital to our survival as a company. That being said, we never want to put you anywhere you don’t want to be, so please always let us know what your preferences are.
We will never put you in a themed release that doesn’t suit your stated identity politics without your full consent (We will use Courtney Trouble’s personal conundrum as an example: If you identify as genderqueer, and you don’t want to be billed as a lesbian, we will not feature you in Lesbian Curves, unless we’ve had a conversation about you wanting to be in Lesbian Curves! Courtney is genderqueer, and chooses to put themselves in Lesbian Curves because they relate strongly to lesbian desires and want to be included in lesbian porn spaces as a femme-loving-femme. Everyone will have thier own version of this, and we are HAPPY to hear it!)
The contract you will sign does allow TROUBLEfilms the right to sell the exclusive rights to any and all content to another entity. We foresee this as a possibility some time down the future, like if Courtney Trouble dies, or sells their company as an entirety upon retirement. If/when that ever comes to reality, you have our word that your content will be sold or bequeathed to someone who understands and worships the same ethics, standards, and future plans for the project as Courtney themselves. At that time in the far-off, if performers are reachable, they will be notified and given a chance to have their content removed from the member’s areas, though syndicated works, third-party materials, and promotional efforts may not be removed. And a DVD is, as well, permanent. Please read the section on What are the risks of making porn? along with this section before making the decision to work for us.