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. Descriptions of the model agreements can be found on the Contracts
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 kind of a contract do I use for Broadway shows and/or First Class Tours?
Guild members are required to use the Guild’s Approved Production Contract for all First Class productions (i.e. Broadway and equivalent productions throughout the U.S., Canada and London’s West End). These agreements are subject to the Guild’s ...