Originally Posted by indietalk
The expectation of being filmed is true. When you go to a talk show and become part of the audience you don't sign anything because you already anticipate being on TV. It's a TV show. That's different than when someone approaches you on the street with a camera. But you will run into issues with distro. They need to make sure they are not liable. So... an attorney may be able to help you sort this all out.
That's when you really
read the riot act to whoever is holding up distribution.
We've had threads about how in the absence of a release, DP's actually own footage under ponderous English law. I hope there's no similar bass ackwards laws in this case. In America the OP would be in the driver's seat.