Below is list of new member benefits added in recent months. For a full list of benefits, please visit our Member Benefits page.
Full List of Member Benefits
To view our full list of member benefits, visit this page.
MasterWriter (Songwriting, Lyric Writing, Poetry, and Creative Writing Software)
The Dramatists Guild is happy to announce that MasterWriter has joined our current member benefits package. The generous folks at MasterWriter have offered Guild members 20% off of any one or two-year subscription.
Whether you’re writing a song, a poem, a novel, a script, a blog, or whatever your written or verbal communication happens to be, MasterWriter will unlock all that the English language has to offer. The unique tools and reference dictionaries contained in MasterWriter will help you to express yourself in a unique and more meaningful way.
MasterWriter gives you Word Families, Phrases, Synonyms, Pop Culture, Rhymes, Definitions, a searchable Bible and our latest addition, Figures of Speech. This new dictionary gives you instant access to Metaphors, Similes, Onomatopoeia, Idioms, Oxymorons, Allusions, Alliterations and Intensifiers, a one-of-a-kind source of intense descriptive words. Why struggle to find the right word when you can have all the possibilities in an instant? Free your mind to create and let MasterWriter do the rest.
Visit the MasterWriter website to learn more:
Play in Progress (PIP): Script Consultations for Plays and Musicals
For years we’ve heard from members that they are looking for someone who could help advance their plays to the next level of development with an objective analysis of the work – not dramaturgs, per se, as you might experience in a production setting, but rather a skilled writer/director/actor who has practical hands-on experience consulting with writers on sharpening structure, dialogue, character development, theatricality, dramatic conflict and strengthening intent. The Plays in Progress (PIP) program is designed to address those very needs. For more information, please visit the DGI website.
Find a Collaborator (Beta)
Looking for a collaborator for a new project? Find one today! Post a listing on our new web feature, Find a Collaborator (Beta). You must be signed into your DG Member Account to submit a posting. You can find the Find a Collaborator listings under the “Membership” drop-down menu. Submit a listing today.
10% Discount at Treehaus MiMA
Treehaus MIMA is a self-described “health conscious” gourmet food shop that also houses coffee, wine, and raw food bars, as well as a charcuterie. With many local, organic, vegan, and gluten free options, the food is “garnished with camaraderie to exceed your palate’s expectations.” Active DG members get 10% off of everything in the store. Bring your member card to Treehaus MiMA at 470 W 42nd St, New York, NY (right next door to The Signature Theatre and down the block from Playwrights Horizons) to receive your DG discount. For more info, please visit http://treehausmima.com/index.html
Bank with The Actors Federal Credit Union
Actors Federal Credit Union is a non profit financial cooperative that provides “a full range of secure, progressive, and first-rate financial services” throughout the country to members of theatrical organizations. As a member of the Dramatists Guild, you are eligible to bank, invest, and secure loans through AFCU’s services. Visit the AFCU Frequently Asked Questions page for more information: https://actorsfcu.com/frequently-asked-questions
Use the services provided by The Actor’s Fund
The Actor’s Fund assists those working in theater, film, television, radio, music, dance, opera and circus. The Actor’s Fund can help with social services, financial assistance, wellness, health insurance, housing, senior care, finances, managing money and parenting resources. The Actors Fund’s also provides direct medical care through the newly opened Samuel J. Friedman Health Center. The center provides quality healthcare to people in the entertainment industry and is affiliated with the Mount Sinai Doctors. The Health Center takes most insurance plans and even offers insurance consultations for those who are uninsured. For more information on The Actor’s Fund, please visit http://www.actorsfund.org/services-and-programs
Discounted Membership to New Play Exchange
We’re excited to be able to share some news: through a partnership with the National New Play Network, we are now able to offer members a 30% discount on Writer subscriptions to the New Play Exchange (NPX). With 14,000+ plays (and counting) by more than 3,800 writers, the NPX has become the world’s largest database of scripts by living writers and the definitive place for thousands of artistic directors, literary managers, dramaturgs, directors, and actors to find new work and connect with new artists. It’s an indispensable resource for the entire new play sector, and an incredibly useful way for dramatists to share their work. If you’re interested in accessing this brand new member benefit, please click on the link below to fill out our NPX request form.
Discount on Final Draft 10
We are also excited to share two new member benefits with you. Firstly, The Dramatists Guild is now partnering with FinalDraft! DG members can now save over 30% on Final Draft 10, the preferred software for most industry professionals. It helps you format your scripts, map out your plots, collaborate in real time with fellow Final Draft users, and more. The discount is $169 full, $69 upgrade (regularly $249.99 and $99.99 respectively). To save money on Final Draft contact our office for the coupon code.