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The Stage Producer’s Business and Legal Guide

UPDATED AND EXPANDED SECOND EDITION

NEW CONTENT INCLUDES
Choosing the Right Entity to Produce Your Show
LLC's
Crowdfunding Advantages and Disadvantages
Self Production
Rules Every Non Profit Board Member Must Know
Using Third Party IP In Your Production (songs, audio, visuals, trademarks)
#MeToo In the Theater
Joint Ventures between Commercial Producers and Non Profits
How Non Profits Can Use the New Tax Code to Raise Big $$$
How Commercial Producers Can Use New SEC Rules to Raise Big $$$
Dramatist's Bill of Rights
Creating Juke Box Musicals
Fair Use
Navigating Taxes
Selecting the Right Insurance for Your Production
And much, much more!

The Professionals say of the first edition:
"Written by a lawyer for non lawyers. A great addition to any producer's bookshelf."

Ken Davenport, Tony Award Winning Broadway Producer

“An entertaining, easy to read, practical resource for anyone interested in the art and craft of play production.”
--Dennis Zacek, artistic director,
Victory Gardens Theater

“This is a very useful compendium of essentials, from the mundane to some very particular and hard to find information. To find a straightforward, factual, but also somewhat humorous collection of facts and practices in this business is refreshing and unusual. This is destined to become a textbook that gets dog-eared from constant reference.”
--Tony Foreman, managing director,
Madison Repertory Theatre

“A concise, informative, and well organized introduction to basic legal and industry issues, presented in a reader friendly style. While particularly recommended for aspiring producers, it is a handy reference tool for the more seasoned theater veteran, as well.”
--Robert C. Harris, senior partner,
Lazarus & Harris, LLP, and adjunct professor of entertainment law, Hofstra University School of Law


The Reviewers say:
“Fills a hole in theater literature...Highly recommended. ”
--Library Journal

“Almost every paragraph offers insight that a would-be producer will need or use…A world of information here.”
--Dramatics

“A highly comprehensive and easily accessible guide to the legal aspects of doing business as a theatre…Required reading.”
--KC Stage Online

“It should help you reduce legal fees by using your own attorney more effectively.”
--Stage Directions