Signed a short actors release (not a "contract") to be in a film and the only compensation agreed to was screen and IMDb credit. It also said I may or may not receive monetary compensation. No nudity is noted in the agreement and there is no nudity rider. My signature is the only signature on the agreement.
I posed in a nude and sex scene with the understanding I would be taken care of. The film is not being delayed for release as the film may become a major film. I now have no compensation and my part may go to another. Is the contract binding?, can the film be released with out my approval with a new contract?. Do I have any legal recourse?
This depends on the terms of the release you agreed to and at this point, there is not enough information to be able to know whether you might have legal recourse. Your description does raise a number of issues and possible strategies but this is will require consulting an entertainment attorney (preferably) so the release and other facts can be analyzed and you can get the advice you need.
You'll need to meet with a local lawyer to discuss your options. He or she will want to review the agreement and then ask follow up questions. Use the Find a Lawyer feature on this site to locate a lawyer near you. Good luck.
Answer given for general advice and is not a legal opinion, which would require an analysis of the facts and circumstances as well as the applicable law and regulations.
Can't comment on the validity or enforceability of an agreement (release) without reading it.
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