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Why DG Supports Collective Bargaining for Creative Professionals

The Dramatists Guild is a member of a coalition of creative professionals who co-filed a request with the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice for collective bargaining rights on behalf of creators of copyrighted works everywhere, including playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists.  Such artists continue to suffer in the marketplace, due to outdated labor laws that treat them as independent businesses rather than as workers; this treatment results in...
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February Career Training Events: Bill of Rights Workshop, Contract Coaching and Copyright Clinic

This month, join us for three career training webinars that will inform and empower you in your career as a dramatist. Find out how to register and manage your copyright with Deborah Murad, participate in a contract coaching seminar with Ralph Sevush, and make sure that you are aware of your rights as a dramatist. Discover more below!   Do You Know Your Rights?: An Introduction to the Dramatists Bill of Rights Tuesday...
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DG Statement on Casting Controversy Regarding Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

The Dramatists Guild is aware of the recent casting controversy surrounding a production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in Portland, Oregon. The Guild asserts that it is a playwright's fundamental right to approve of casting choices to ensure they reflect their authorial intent. We assert this right for Edward Albee and his estate, just as we have asserted it on behalf of Lloyd Suh and his work Jesus In India and Katori Hall and her play The...