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Each month, DG content is specially curated to keep you in the know regarding what's happening in our industry, business related developments, and, also, what we're doing here at the Guild as we continue to fight for you and your rights. Every edition of our Before You Sign newsletter features Dear Business Affairs - a Q & A series, the DG Glossary, and more! Not a part of the Guild yet, but still want access? Join today.


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Career Alert

Every Writer Insured! Understand Your Healthcare Options and Get Affordable Care 



Joint Statement on Recent Play Cancellations


Career Training

DG Music Series
New Models for Creating Musical Theatre: The Making of The Violet Hour Studio Cast Recording

DG Music Series
 Operatunity! Librettists in Conversation Part I: How to Craft an Opera

DG Music Series
The Write Way: How Musical Theatre Writers Create their Scores for the Stage


Industry Conversations

Talkback Season 4 Now Available to Download - Where Art, Community, and Inclusion Meet

Copyright and Estate Planning Updates

New Resource from the Copyright Claims Board

You've chosen someone to manage your literary estate of plays, songs, libretti, and/or musicals. Now what?


The Dramatist

Shipping Soon: The Money Issue

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Holiday Gifts for Theatre Lovers

Buy The Sondheim Issue and Tribute Poster as a Gift!

Treat Yourself with a Playwright, Composer, Lyricist, or Librettist T-Shirt


Opportunity Digest

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Job Opportunity: Director of Writing for the Screen and Stage program at UNC

New initiative designed to support three ambitious early-career playwrights

Join Your Fellow Writers at a National Silent Writing Session

DG Events: Join us for Community, Craft, and Career Training Events this Fall

Upcoming Submission Deadlines


DG Resources

DG Guides for Dramatists

Download a Model Contract


Ask Business Affairs

What is copyright reversion?


DG Glossary

What are "Production Expenses vs. Operating Expenses?"


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