Does the Dramatists Guild provide health insurance?
When we made the decision to own our own copyright, we also made a decision on what kind of organization we are. The Dramatists Guild is a trade organization. Under federal law, we are not considered employees, but property owners. Therefore, we are cannot legally unionize because - legally - we are not a union. This is the primary reason that we are unable to provide health insurance to our members.
However, while we are unable to provide health insurance, we are still able to assist members who are in dire situations. As a member of the Guild, you have access to the programs and services of the Actors Fund. For information on their health benefits, please visit their Financial Assistance
How do I receive Emergency Funds from the Dramatists Guild Foundation?
The Dramatists Guild Foundation provides financial aid to professional dramatists experiencing personal hardships such as health-related problems or the temporary loss of income. The Fund is also interested in helping older dramatic writers who are ...
As a member of the Dramatists Guild, am I also a member of the Authors Guild?
When you apply for membership to The Dramatists Guild, you are also applying for membership in The Authors League, not The Authors Guild. The Authors Guild is the professional association for novelists, short story writers, and poets. To acquire an ...
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 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 ...