DG Sample Contract: Commission Agreement
Agreement between a commissioning producer and author(s) to write and revise a script. The author(s) retain(s) the sole ownership of the play and maintain(s) control over additions, changes, and modifications. This agreement covers only the writing of a new piece and the producer’s right to acquire the option to produce the work. It does not cover the production of the work’s premiere, for which a separate contract must be entered into. Click below under "Attachments" to download and print this template.
This template is intended only as a general guide. A contract is a personal matter and no one particular contract can fit every circumstance. This template is not intended to be a complete document, and it is important that you read it carefully so you may consider your specific circumstances in order to add to, delete or modify it as appropriate. Please be aware that we place a watermark within these documents, since these templates are proprietary information meant only for members of the Guild. This ensures that they won’t be bastardized and then passed off as Guild standard. We expect that members will want to create their own contract based on the template and will adapt it to their particular situation by re-typing it as a separate document.
DG Sample Contract: Collaboration Agreement For Plays
Form agreement for collaboration between authors writing a straight play. It is in the best interest of parties to enter into a collaboration agreement early in the creative process, to avoid potential difficulties that could arise at a later time. ...
DG Sample Contract: Collaboration Agreement For Musicals
Form agreement for collaboration between authors writing a musical. It is in the best interest of parties to enter into a collaboration agreement early in the creative process, to avoid potential difficulties that could arise at a later time. Click ...
DG Sample Contract: Premiere Production Contract - National
Form of small theatre contract for theatres presenting professional, premiere productions in the New York or Los Angeles areas. This agreement is not intended to be used at the LORT, Off-Broadway or Broadway levels. Click below under "Attachments" to ...
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 ...
DG Sample Contract: Underlying Rights for Plays
Form of an option agreement used for an author to obtain the basic right to adapt a work as a straight play from an existing work in which a second author holds copyright. This form only deals with the acquisition of the option to adapt a copyrighted ...