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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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2021 DG Year In Review: 102 Years of Advocating for Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists, and Librettists

The Dramatists Guild of America is the national, professional membership trade association of theatre writers including playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists. The Guild was established for the purpose of aiding dramatists in protecting both the artistic and economic integrity of their work.  In our 2021 Year in Review, we look back upon the past year's advocacy initiatives, legislative updates, institutional partnerships, DG statements, professional development events,...
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New DG Best Practice: Model Billing Provision for Opera

The Dramatists Guild has observed that opera companies in the 21st century have been trying to grow their audiences and develop their art form beyond the presentation of revivals of the established canon of works. To do so, some companies are commissioning a wider array of contemporary playwrights to write original libretti for new operas.  Due to the ongoing efforts of the Guild, when playwrights have written the books for new stage musicals, they have been given authorial rights (...
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Take DG's New Media Survey: Live Stream and The New Normal

Take Our New Media Survey Early in the pandemic, the New Media Committee sent DG members a survey regarding the "new normal" of digital performance. More than five hundred of you responded. Virtual rehearsals, readings, and performances seem to be a way of life now. Even...
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DG Career Training: New Media and DG's Digital Rights Agreement

Hosted by Ralph Sevush, Executive Director of Business Affairs, Aisha DeCoteau, Director of Business Affairs, and David H. Faux, Of Counsel, with Kristoffer Diaz, New Media Committee Chair, and Jim Hoare, Theatrical Rights Worldwide. Join us on Friday, January 15 at 2pm for an ASK BA event featuring our new Digital Rights Contract. 2020 saw the biggest upset to the...
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New Digital Rights Agreement

The Dramatists Guild's Business Affairs department recently created a new Digital Rights Agreement for member use. This agreement is intended to be a model contract that will enable members to grant a non-profit producer the exclusive right to present live-streamed productions. Any members who wish to license live stage production rights along with their digital rights can negotiate terms, using the DG form of live production agreement that is applicable to their circumstances, and...
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New Contract: Livestream Addendum

As theatres remain closed, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many producing organizations have moved to presenting live-streamed content. Specifically, producing organizations are looking to present works from their archives, or convert previously contemplated live performances into digitally streamed performances....
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The Business Affairs Help Desk is LIVE!

The BA Help Desk is a new portal that answers your question more quickly and efficiently. Now you can submit a query or request a contract review via our new ticketing system. You can check the status of new or closed ticket. You'll no longer have to dig through your emails to find the answers to your business questions. Our ticketing system will allow you to follow up on issues months or, in some cases, years after you first...