Which Guild contract do I need?
The Guild’s model agreements contain the minimum standard terms promulgated for authors’ contracts. Always modify the forms as your situation requires and consult with an attorney to be certain that the contracts are legally binding documents. Descriptions of the model agreements can be found on the Contracts page.
DG Sample Contract: Underlying Rights for Musicals
Form of an option agreement used for an author to obtain the basic right to adapt a work as a musical 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 work ...
How do I order contracts and articles from the Guild?
Guild members can download any of the Guild’s model contracts in PDF format by visiting the Contracts page. If you are an author’s representative (agent, manager, attorney, or other similar professional), you must be a Business Subscriber to order ...
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 ...
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: 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 ...