DG Sample Contract: Licensing Agreement
A basic license, this template grants the rights for a producer to produce a production without granting the subsidiary rights and future options that might go along with a premiere. This contract is short, straightforward and not intimidating, and ...
What is the difference between business advice and legal advice?
The Guild offers business advice to its members, not legal advice. Business advice includes, among other things, reviewing members’ unsigned contracts, advising them on relevant industry standards, explaining the inner workings of theatrical business ...
Does the Guild review contracts? What contracts will you review? How should I send them to you?
Guild members are required to use the Guild’s Approved Production Contract for all First Class productions (i.e., Broadway and equivalent productions throughout the U.S., Canada and London’s West End). These agreements are subject to the Guild’s ...
How do I get an agent?
The Guild’s Resource Directory—updated annually—contains a list of agents who specialize in theatre. Additionally, the Association of Authors’ Representatives (www.aar-online.org) has an online database with agents’ information and what kind of ...
Is a publisher an agent too?
Yes. Play publishers are in the business of licensing the stock & amateur production rights of the plays they publish. They retain a commission and pay the author the rest of the licensing fee. They do not own the author’s copyright nor do they have ...