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Business and Legal Forms for Theater


Here is a complete, easy to use resource for anyone involved in the performing arts! This new and expanded edition contains 33 indispensable, hard-to-find contracts and forms that will save artists and performing rights groups thousands of dollars in lawyer's fees, while minimizing their legal risks. Attorney/Producer/Playwright Charles Grippo explains the proper use of each form in clear, concise language. No matter which side of the negotiating table you're on, you'll find plenty of practical advice to help you obtain the best possible deal. These ready-to-use forms and contracts cover every aspect of theater law, including author agreements, commssions, production licenses, play publishing, and more. Also included on a convenient CD-ROM, the forms can be copied electronically, modified, customized, and saved.

NEW TO THIS EDITION: Contracts for performing arts designers; fight and stunt directors; musicians; commissions for original music compositions; and much more. From producers and directors, to performers and choreographers, to theatrical designers and box office managers, this volume is a necessity for anyone involved in the performing arts.




"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, Theater 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

"BUSINESS AND LEGAL FORMS FOR THEATER is a comprehensive collection of readable and (thanks to a CD-ROM)easily adaptable model contracts that will be a useful resource for anyone involved in theater production."

--Joan Channick, Deputy Director, Theatre Communications Group and Lecturer in Theatre Management, Yale School of Drama

"Hey, get a 'Grippo' and spend less time on the 'Biz' and more on the 'Show!'"

--Jimmy Binns, Artistic Director,
Noble Fool Theater Company