Will the Guild help me get an agent?
The Guild cannot help you to get an agent. We can, however, help guide you through the steps you need to take. We can also advise you about the history and reputation of various agents, managers, attorneys, theaters and producers as reported to us by our membership.
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 ...
What does an agent do?
Agents use their contacts to get your plays read and produced. They negotiate contracts, explain these contracts to you, and monitor those contracts to guarantee timely payment. Agents can open doors to producers and venues, and can give you ...
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Are agents licensed?
Literary agents are not employment agents and are therefore not licensed under most states’ laws. Most (though not at all) reputable agents are members of the Association of Authors’ Representatives (www.aar-online.org) which has its own guidelines ...