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DG Presents The Money Issue of The Dramatist Magazine

Discover strategies for how to successfully navigate the financial challenges of being a theatre writer!  The Money issue of The Dramatist magazine is available to read online for free now through Tax Day (April 18, 2023).  Read the money issue...
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January 2023 DG Career Training Events: Contests and Festivals, Email Marketing and Site Specific Productions

Join us for three exciting career training events this month! Learn to create opportunities for your work at site-specific venues, find out what to expect when submitting your work to writing contests or festivals, and discover how email marketing campaigns can help you promote your show. These free events will all take place online; no matter where you are, you'll be able to participate in the webinars. Discover more upcoming events for writers via our ...
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What are the Basic Terms of a Production Agreement?

You get the call that you have been waiting for; someone is interested in producing your script! Before you know it, you are looking at a multi-page production agreement, and being asked to sign on the dotted line. Even if you are lucky enough to have an agent or an attorney on your team, it is critical that you read the agreement and understand its terms.  This article will review the six most basic terms in a production agreement. Having a working knowledge of these terms...
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DGF Bridge Grants for Dramatists

The Dramatists Guild Foundation is now offering Bridge Grants to eligible playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists! apply here These Bridge Grants are need-based awards of up to $500, now available to support theatre writers with non-...
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DG Advocacy Update: Our Legislative Agenda

Sometimes, what goes on in Washington D.C. can feel worlds apart from what happens on our stages but that couldn't be further from the truth. When you vote, you have the power to help elect officials who will prioritize issues that matter to writers like you.  Here are some of the policy and legislative relative issues the we've been working on in our advocacy efforts on behalf of playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists. Discover our...
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New Copyright Management Resource: DGCM Copyright Catalog Form

Make life easier for your heirs with DG Copyright Management's new Copyright Catalog form! Access the resource You've chosen someone to manage your literary estate of plays, songs, libretti, and/or musicals. Now what? The next step is to...
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Operatunity! Librettists in Conversation - Part I: How to Craft an Opera

Join the Dramatists Guild for a new series of conversations about the art, craft, and business of creating opera! It can feel lonely to make opera; sometimes, it's hard to find resources, career training opportunities, craft development tools, or chances to connect with kindred spirits. Nevertheless, there is new opera being made all over the country, by people who are fascinated by such an emotional, powerful method of storytelling....
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DG Career Alert on Brown Paper Tickets

The Guild does not generally offer business advice regarding self-production; however, we understand that many of DG members self-produce their work. As such, we wanted to inform our members of an ongoing issue with the popular ticketing platform, Brown Paper Tickets. Recently, a member reached out to the Guild informing us that they had not received their ticket sales revenue from Brown Paper Tickets nearly two months after their...
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New Resource for Dramatists: An Update from the Copyright Claims Board

Recently, the Copyright Claims Board (“CCB”) made a new resource available that may be beneficial to any playwrights, composers, lyricists, or librettists who are looking to bring copyright claims before the CCB. This new resource is a directory of both clinics and organizations who work with law students to represent parties in a dispute before the CCB. It also includes a list of organizations that provide a range of pro bono assistance. While having legal representation is...
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Career Alert: Update on Infringing Websites

Back in August 2022, the Guild released a Career Alert concerning idoc.pub, a website that hosts a wealth of scripts, sheet music, and other forms of copyrightable material which have often been posted without the author's permission.  A DG member recently informed us of two other sites that appear to be doing the same thing, docplayer.net and docslib.org. The member reported that a number of their works had...