This October, join DG Copyright Management, Inc. (DG©M) for National Estate Planning Awareness Week. From October 16-October 20, DG©M will offer the only free, online conference for playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists that explores the importance of Estate and Legacy Planning. To reserve a spot for these National Estate and Legacy Planning Week events, which are being offered to the public at no cost, please visit www.thedgcm.org.
“Playwrights have something screenwriters and television writers regrettably don't; we own the copyright on all of our original works,” shared Doug Wright, president of DG©M’s board. “But with that comes a responsibility: to curate it and ensure that your work is always produced in accordance with your wishes and intent. Estate Planning is crucial to the careful preservation of your oeuvre.”
Events will include a special panel featuring Tony winner Lisa Kron and fellow members of The Five Lesbian Brothers (Maureen Angelos, Babs Davy, Dominique Dibbell and Peg Healey). Additional panelists will include Obie-winning songwriter Gretchen Cryer, playwright Donnetta Lavinia Grays, the Alice Childress estate’s Suzanne Woodard, musical theatre artist and historian Ben West, Opera America’s Marc Scorca, Primary Stages’ Casey Childs and Sally Plass, WME’s Sarah Douglas, attorneys Marc Ostrow, Paul Gordon Hoffman, Veronica Escobar, and Tatia Barnes, Dramatists Guild Communications Manager Sarah Rebell, and DG©M Executive Director Deborah Murad.