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 as a playwright, librettist, lyricist or composer. The following agreements will not be reviewed: agreements from non-members, member agreements not related to theaters, and theater-related agreements from members working in a non-authorial capacity.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
What contracts do you provide?
For more information on what contracts we provide, please visit our Model Contracts page.