Compensation, Part Two: Subsidiary Markets

Video recorded May 13, 2022, this session explores compensation through Stock, Amateur, and Audio-Visual subsidiary rights, royalties from Foreign productions, and more. 

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Jason Cooper, Tonda Marton, Doug Wright, and Don Zolidis

What happens after you receive your first production? How can you be sure to continue to receive reasonable compensation for additional productions in other markets, according to current industry norms? And what do subsidiary markets have to do with production compensation? DG Executive Director of Business Affairs, Ralph Sevush, talks to Jason Cooper, Doug Wright, Tonda Marton, and Don Zolidis about subsidiary markets for production. 


RelatedSubsidiary Rights, Part One


Ralph Sevush, Esq.
Ralph Sevush, Esq.

is an entertainment attorney. He’s been with the Dramatists Guild of America since 1997, and their Co-Executive Director and general counsel since June 2005. He is the Treasurer for the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund.

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Jason Cooper

is a Theatre Business Affairs Executive at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Cooper works in the New York office and collaborates with the company’s theatre agents in representing actors, directors, choreographers, playwrights, composers, and lyricists for theatrical productions off- and on Broadway, and around the world.

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Tonda Marton

grew up in Los Angeles, trained as a stage director, and joined her aunt Elisabeth Marton’s literary agency in 1980. The Marton Agency focuses almost entirely on arranging the foreign-language licensing of US plays and musicals overseas.

Doug Wright
Doug Wright

Broadway: Good Night, Oscar (Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Play), I Am My Own Wife (Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize), War Paint, Hands on a Hardbody, The Little Mermaid, and Grey Gardens. Off-Broadway: Posterity (Atlantic); Unwrap Your Candy (Vineyard); Quills (NYTW); Standing on Ceremony (Minetta Lane); Buzzsaw Berkeley (WPA).

Don Zolidis
Don Zolidis

is a playwright, novelist, and former middle and high school theatre teacher with an MFA in playwriting from the Actor’s Studio Drama School. His more than 100 published plays have been produced more than 16,000 times and have appeared in 68 countries.