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Can I Get a Ride?: Affording the Life of a Theatre Writer

On May 31, playwright Larissa FastHorse shared her “thoughts for theatres regarding playwrights and the great reopening” on Facebook. It was a provocative post that spoke to the heart of the mission of the DG Best Practices Committee. In it, FastHorse outlined the many ways that playwrights are overlooked when it comes to planning,...
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Letter to Audible: Stop Charging Authors for Returns

The Dramatists Guild of America strongly urges its members to read and sign The Author's Guild's letter to Audible, demanding that the online audiobook and podcast platform end its "easy exchange policy," which deducts earned royalty incomes from author's accounts. This problematic practice deprives writers of income that they are rightfully due under their Audible contract.  As stated on The Author's Guild's website, "Audible is...
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Author Advances Amid Cancellations

It has come to the attention of the Dramatists Guild that producing theatres around the country are asking (in some cases, demanding, and even coercing) writers to return options and advances for upcoming productions of their work that have been cancelled as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. It needs to be made clear that options and advances paid to dramatists are not returnable. They are payments to a copyright owner that give the producer an exclusive...