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March 2022: Before You Sign Newsletter - College Theatre Toolkit, Copyright Registration Week, AWP Conference, End of Play.®, Small Rights

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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Dramatic Changes: A DLDF Toolkit for Producing Shows on Contemporary College Campuses

The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund (DLDF) is pleased to introduce their new toolkit, Dramatic Changes: A Guide to Producing Live Stage Works on College Campuses in the 21st Century! What does the notion of a safe space mean and whom does it serve? How can you resolve potential conflicts between safe spaces and creative/academic freedom? This toolkit explores how students and educators can work to resolve tensions between the importance of free expression and...
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WATCH NOW: Banned Together 2020

New videos from Banned Together 2020 are now available to view via the Dramatists Guild website.   This series of events, presented by The Dramatists Guild Legal Defense Fund (DLDF) in partnership  with The Dramatists Guild Political Engagement Initiative, included two online panel discussions highlighting BIPOC writers who have previously...

Unknown Legacies: Black Playwrights in America

The DG and the DLDF proudly welcomed professors William Maxwell, Mary Helen Washington, and William J. Harris. This panel of esteemed scholars examined the nuanced legacies of playwrights Amiri Baraka and Alice Childress, and discussed the complicated reasons why those two writers are not part of the theatrical canon as we know it today.
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Major Copyright Victory for Dramatists with Court Ruling on "Jersey Boys" Lawsuit

The Dramatists Guild offers congratulations to its members, Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman, as well as their Jersey Boys co-authors, Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio, on their victory in the copyright case of  Corbello v. Valli et al.  The writers’ defense team was led with great expertise by David S. Korzenik, Esq., in a legal battle fought in the courts for over 13 grueling years, as depicted in ...