"An ideal reference book regardless of the level of production you intend to produce. This book will truly allow you to stay ahead of problems."
--Dennis Zacek, artistic director emeritus, Tony Award winnng Victory Gardens Theater
"A comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand handbook of the legal, financial, and tax responsibilities of commercial and non - profit producers."
--Gary Cohen, Tony Award nominated producer, Come From Away (2017)
"The Only book on producing I've come across that is truly for today's rapidly changing world...It'll earn its place on any producer or playwright's desk."
---Jason Epperson, Lotus Theatricals.
This updated and expanded second edition of The Stage Producer's Business and Legal Guide is the ultimate survival kit for anyone presenting live entertainment. The information contained in this handbook is essential to those working in Broadway, regional, stock, or university theater; concert halls; opera houses; and more. Attorney, producer and playwright Charles Grippo provides comprehensive advice on every aspect of the theater business and the law, including:
The whole range of individuals involved in entertainment - producers, performers, writers, directors, managers, and theater owners will find invaluable practical and legal advice in this user-friendly guide.
"Anyone who is tempted to follow the gleeful example of Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland in Babes In Arms -- 'tell them to meet me in the barn...we're gonna put on a show' - should read Business and Legal Forms for Theater from cover to cover. This book is so much more than just a collection of forms. Author Charles Grippo, an entertainment lawyer, playwright, and producer, clearly describes why each legal agreement is needed and explains, in plain English, the agreement's key provisions."
--David Rodger, editor, Theatre Design & Technology
"Finally! For years we've searched in vain for a practical and usable reference and form book to recommend to our many theater clients and volunteer attorneys. Thank you, Charles Grippo, for your clarity and practical advice. Allworth Press - you've done it again - thanks for the newest addition to our reference library!"
---Elena M. Paul, Esq., executive director, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
These ready to use forms and contracts, also offered on CD-ROM, cover every aspect of theater law, including author agreements, commissions, production licenses, play publishing, and more.
Included are forms for
Here is a complete, easy to use resource for anyone involved in the performing arts! This new, expanded edition contains thirty-three indispensable, hard to find contracts and forms that will save artists and performing groups thousands of dollars in lawyer's fees, while minimizing their legal risks.
This essential reference now includes forms for professions that have recently emerged within the theater industry, such as fight choreographers and fight and stunt directors.
Also included on a convenient CD-ROM ( compatible with both Mac and PC platform), the forms can be copied electronically, modified, customized, and saved.
No matter which side of the negotiating table you're on, you'll find plenty of practical advice in these pages to help you obtain the best possible deal.