Does the Guild review contracts? What contract will you review? How should I send them to you?
The Business Affairs Department will review a member’s unsigned contracts for theater-related matters. This includes production agreements, collaboration agreements, publishing agreements, agency agreements and underlying rights agreements.
The agreements can be submitted through the BA Help desk.
What contracts will you NOT review?
The Guild cannot review any contracts that you have already signed, since any advice offered in that context could be interpreted as legal advice. The Guild will also only review contracts that involve a Guild member, and only in a member’s capacity ...
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 ...
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 ...
How do I order contracts and articles from the Guild?
Guild members can download simple PDF copies of most model contracts or purchase customization versions by visiting the Contracts page. If you are an author’s representative (agent, manager, attorney, or other similar professional), you can become a ...
Which Guild contract do I need?
The Guild’s model agreements contain the minimum standard terms promulgated for authors’ contracts. Always modify the forms as your situation requires and consult with an attorney to be certain that the contracts are legally binding documents. ...