Can I use a Dramatists Guild sample contract for an international production?
Our sample contracts were not written to apply to laws outside of the United States. You may have luck using them as a starting point, but we ultimately recommend contacting the other country’s writers’ guild or hiring a personal attorney with experience in the country of question. Dramatists Guild members working in Great Britain can also access some of the services from the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain for free through our Good Neighbour Initiative
Can the Dramatists Guild review contracts from international production companies or publishers?
Business Affairs is happy to review contracts members receive from international companies as long as they are unsigned and pertain to the member’s role as a writer for the theatre. However, because the industry standards and laws vary between ...
What kind of a contract do I use for Broadway shows and/or First Class Tours?
Guild members are required to use the Guild’s Approved Production Contract for all First Class productions (i.e. Broadway and equivalent productions throughout the U.S., Canada and London’s West End). These agreements are subject to the Guild’s ...
What are my obligations as a Dramatists Guild member?
When you join the Dramatists Guild of America, you are joining a voluntary membership association, not a labor union. As such, no one is required to join the Guild in order to have a work produced, and no one is entitled to be a Guild member, ...
Can Business Affairs review my clients contract?
We can only review your clients contract if they are a member of The Dramatists Guild. To become a member, your client needs to prove that they are a writer for the theatre. They can join at 2 member levels: Member or Associate. The Member level is ...