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 Business Subscriber to access Guild materials and benefits.
If you do not know which specific model will serve as the best starting point for your transaction, please contact the BA Help Desk.
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 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 ...
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. ...
Can I mail a check in order to pay my membership dues?
Absolutely. To do so, mail a check or money order to 1501 Broadway #701, New York, NY, 10036. Please make out any check or money order to The Dramatists Guild.
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 ...