I need some financial advice. Can the Guild help me?
The Guild only offers business advice regarding your Playwriting career. However, as a member of the Guild, you have access to the programs and services of the Actors Fund. Please use their Managing Money
and Financial Assistance
pages, as they provide robust financial services.
How do I get business advice from the Guild?
Every Guild member has access to the Business Affairs department. Members can reach the department by visiting the Business Affairs Help Desk, by phone (212-398-9366), or by fax (212-244-0420). You can also email your question to ...
What is the difference between "business advice" and "legal advice"?
The Guild is able to offer business advice to its members, but not legal advice. Business advice includes, but is not limited to: reviewing members’ unsigned contracts, advising them on relevant industry standards, explaining the inner workings of ...
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 ask for business advice without being a member?
We are unable to provide any business advice or answer business related questions unless you are a member of the Guild. Once a member, you can speak to one of our staff lawyers. Please feel free to visit our Why Should You Join page to explore if ...
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 ...