BA Help Desk

Our member service portal answers your questions more quickly and efficiently. Submit a query or request a contract review via our new ticketing system.

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Workplace Safety

Due to a 2018 bylaws revision, the Guild established a hotline and an online incident form for reporting abuse or harassment in the workplace.

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Live Stream 101

Stay up to date on industry changes, Guild statements on new media and new contracts for live streaming your work.

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Contract Review

The staff lawyers in Business Affairs can review unsigned contracts and advise on a wide range of matters including options, commissions, royalties, and more.

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Bill of Rights

It is essential that writers know their rights which the Dramatists Guild has defended for nearly 100 years.

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BA Webinars

Gain a deeper understanding of your industry. Watch our new video series hosted by members of The Guild's Department of Business Affairs.

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Model Contracts

Most of our contracts are available to download as PDF files. Only current members of the Guild may view, download, or request sample contracts.

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Devised Theatre

Four contract models and an innovative Devised Theater Resource Manual designed specifically for devised theater.

DEVISED CONTRACTS
 

Anti-Piracy

Under the Copyright Act, authors have the right to keep their work confidential during the various stages of completion.

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Best Practices

Guidelines drafted by the lawyers of Business Affairs to address such subjects as submissions to contests and festivals and agreements with directors.

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Copyright 101

Grow your understanding of what copyright is and how it works for dramatists.

WHAT IS COPYRIGHT?
 

Where is Our Union?

When a group of playwrights gathered to form the Guild they held one ideal paramount: copyright.

WHO OWNS YOUR WORK?
 

International Programs

Our Good Neighbour program allows theater writers to enjoy certain benefits of the respective organizations while working or visiting the UK.

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The Dramatist Issue Archive

View past issues of the only national publication devoted to the business and craft of writing for theatre.

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Resource Directory

Access our resources database, providing members a full directory of theatres, agents, festivals, contests, workshops, retreats, and other opportunities.

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Resource Calendar

Our calendar lists upcoming submission deadlines, Guild events, craft sessions and community events that occur nationally and internationally.

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